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Lumaj serves copious portions of red meat in first TV ad

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Who says Linda McMahon has a TV monopoly? Fellow Republican Peter Lumaj is getting in on the action, too. The immigration and criminal lawyer from Fairfield is airing this 30-second spot for his U.S. Senate candidacy, the first by an Albanian-born politician. Lumaj serves up a generous helping of red meat in the ad, which, […] [Read More]
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Schiff happens…again

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Peter Schiff, the the brash money manager and talking head from Weston who lost a three-way Republican Senate primary to Linda McMahon in 2010, has a long memory. A frequent guest on CNBC and Fox Business Network who runs the Westport-based brokerage firm Euro Pacific Capital, Schiff has taped an infomercial for McMahon foe Christopher […] [Read More]
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Pass the Kleenex: Boehner to Greenwich to mine campaign cash

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The conservative elite of Greenwich are in for a good cry. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, will visit the fundraising Mecca in June to mine cash for both his re-election bid and his political action committee, Hearst Connecticut Newspapers has learned. The date and location of the event are still being finalized. A message seeking […] [Read More]
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Malloy has Roy O. break endorsement news to Bysiewicz

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Turns out when Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy had to tell Susan Bysiewicz about today’s endorsement of U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy for U.S. Senate, he had Chief Advisor Roy Occhigrosso do it. “I did call Susan this morning,” Occhiogrosso said. “The reason I called and not the governor is because he was at an event and […] [Read More]
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Dannel Malloy, political peacemaker

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State Rep. William Tong’s, D-Stamford announcement he’s dropping out of the U.S. Senate race to support U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy’s bid was brokered about a week ago with Governor Dannel Malloy at the Governor’s Residence in Hartford. Murphy in a brief interview following their public 12:30 p.m. truce confirmed the meeting, as did Tong afterward. […] [Read More]
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Tong out of Senate race? Bysiewicz camp says yes

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. Just a little while ago state Rep. William Tong’s, D-Stamford campaign for his party’s U.S. Senate nomination announced a 12:30 press conference at Goodwin College in East Hartford. Also in attendance? U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy, the frontrunner for the Senate nomination, Governor Dannel Malloy, Stamford’s former mayor, and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman. Conspicuously absent? […] [Read More]
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Stamford-related smoke-detector legislation hanging fire in the House

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Democrats led by Rep. Steve Dargan of West Haven, co-chairman of the Public Safety Committee and Republicans led by Rep. Michael Molgano of Stamford, are trying to reach a compromise on the so-called smoke-detector bill that was inspired by last Christmas’s tragic multi-fatal fire in Stamford’s Shippan section. Molgano has proposed adding a section in […] [Read More]
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Nat’l GOP reconsidering Florida’s punishment for early primary

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While states like Connecticut agreed to push back their presidential primaries at the request of the two major parties – and paid for it with abysmal turnout – Florida went its own way and held a January vote. National GOP officials initially punished the Sunshine State by taking away half of Florida’s delegates to the […] [Read More]
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