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Donovan, McMahon burnishing outsider images, reality be damned

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Over the weekend state House Speaker Christopher Donovan’s, D-Meriden congressional campaign issued an email to supporters of his bid for the 5th District seat. The email stated the following (highlights are mine): ”Over the last few decades, politics in America has become too much about raising large sums of money from rich, connected insiders, and too little about […] [Read More]
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Jepsen on national stage

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Check out this photo, prominently featured today on CNN’s website, from Thursday’s White House press conference on the $26 billion mortgage settlement deal. That’s Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen on the far left wearing the orange-ish tie. It’s refreshing to see the mug of a state politician other than Gov. Dannel Malloy on the national stage. [Read More]
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McMahon & Shays give CPAC a wide berth

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There’s an old adage: tell me who you go with, and I’ll tell you who you are. Linda McMahon and Christopher Shays won’t be earning any points on Acela this weekend, or perhaps with firebrand conservatives. Both Republican Senate candidates are giving CPAC — that’s the Conservative Political Action Conference — a wide berth. You […] [Read More]
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Linda McMahon joins critics of Prez’ birth control policy

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Potential U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon today joined fellow Republicans at the national level in criticizing a recent decision by the White House regarding birth control that Catholic officials and other critics view as an attack on religious freedom. McMahon’s statement, which you can read below, also attacks Democratic U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy, her possible rival in November’s general election […] [Read More]
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Greenberg to Donovan: Return lobbyist $$$

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Responding to a report we published in our Hearst newspapers, Mark Greenberg, Republican contender for the GOP’s 5th District Congressional nomination, called on Democrat Chris Donovan to return cash his own 5th District campaign accepted from lobbyists. Donovan – a veteran state legislator and current House Speaker – has received at least $25,000 from lobbyists whose […] [Read More]
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Chris Shays gives Malloy’s budget speech good grades, but warns of wealth migration from CT

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Former Connecticut House member Chris Shays was in the historic House chamber this afternoon for Gov. Dannel Malloy’s budget address. “I thought the governor gave a terrific speech,” said Shays, who is vying with Linda McMahon for the GOP’s U.S. Senate nomination. “I thought it was decisive. I thought it showed leadership. And the real question […] [Read More]

Labriola on Yankee poll: It’s not how you start, but finish

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State GOP Chairman Jerry Labriola Jr. downplayed the findings of a new poll by the conservative Yankee Institute that doesn’t exactly bode well for Republicans. Among Connecticut voters surveyed by the Yankee Institute, President Obama holds a 50-37% advantage over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and a 56-35% edge over former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. […] [Read More]
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Wieland jumps into 4th CD race

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The 4th Congressional District picked up a late entrant today — Redding Republican Richard Wieland. Wieland, 80, formally announced his candidacy on the green in Redding, according to state GOP Chairman Jerry Labriola Jr., who was in attendance for the announcement. According to a biography on Wieland’s campaign website, he has a background in aerospace, […] [Read More]
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