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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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And with the first pick in the 2012 NFL Draft…

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Meet Roger Goodell’s wingman: Paul Hicks III. Hicks is effectively the NFL’s top lobbyist, the guy who makes sure the league stays on point. Even Goodell gets a chaperone, especially at the NFL Draft. A Greenwich GOPĀ  selectman from 1987 to 1991 who went on to become chief of staff of the late Congressman Stewart […] [Read More]
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Linda: I feel your pain

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Linda McMahon projected a touchy feely side very much in the mold of Ann Romney in front of a highly sympathetic audience Wednesday night at the monthly meeting of the Greenwich Republican Town Committee. The two-time Republican Senate hopeful delivered what amounted to a closing argument to prospective delegates to next month’s state party conventon, […] [Read More]
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Mano-a-mano: Shays vs. WWE

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Christopher Shays is playing the YouTube card. His Senate campaign today compiled an anthology of raw video footage from the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) in an attempt to drive home its point that the media empire of GOP rival Linda McMahon peddles violence and sex. “Anyone who does a quick YouTube search on Linda McMahon’s […] [Read More]
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Voters want death penalty as an option

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A new Quinnipiac University poll out this morning shows that voters disapprove of the legislature’s vote earlier this month to repeal the death penalty and disapprove by a bigger margin of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s job performance. The pollsters asked the death penalty question in a variety of ways to different people, and got the […] [Read More]
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Gingrich, Santorum campaign officials in CT open to Romney

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They don’t have kind things to say about Mitt Romney, but they’ll take him over President Barack Obama. Following ex-Massachusetts Governor Romney’s anticipated victories in today’s primaries, including Connecticut’s, officials with conservative opponents’ campaigns offered hope to those concerned the GOP will be unable to unite by November. Chris O’Brien with former U.S. Senator Rick […] [Read More]
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4 in 5 Greenwich GOPers go for Mitt

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In what amounted to a spring training game for Mitt Romney, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee captured 81 percent of the vote in Greenwich during today’s primary. Texas Congressman Ron Paul finished second with 9 percent of the vote in a contest marked by light turnout. The balance went to Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and […] [Read More]
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Newt: Romney’s speech ‘insulting’

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There were plenty of people in and around politics calling Mitt Romney the presumptive GOP nominee for president, even before sweeping five northeastern primaries tonight. Newt Gingrich, who came in a distant third in tonight’s Connecticut primary and was defeated handily by Romney in four other states, isn’t one of them. Gingrich, who told reporters […] [Read More]
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