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Tweety Bird Uncaged: Labriola vs. Himes

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Connecticut GOP Chairman Jerry Labriola Jr. and Democratic Congressman Jim Himes are dueling for Twitter supremacy. In a Hearst Connecticut Newspapers article about the growing field of would-be challengers to Himes in the 4th Congressional District, which was controlled by the GOP for 40 years before the seat went Democratic during the last two elections, […] [Read More]
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Herbst defends his fashion sense

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TRUMBULL – Candidates rarely make their opponents look flattering when they send out campaign mailers, and Tim Herbst joked about the especially unflattering photo his opponent’s campaign used in a mailer sent out this week. His head is superimposed on another body, he said. “I don’t own a tie like that,” Herbst said. “I would […] [Read More]
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R.I.P. Bennie Benvenuto

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Former State Sen. Emil “Bennie” Benvenuto, an anchor of the Greenwich GOP who was blackballed by his party for his support of Lowell Weicker Jr., died early Tuesday morning. Benvenuto had been suffering from prostate cancer, according to friends. He was 80. Check back at greenwichtime.com for a look back at Benvenuto’s life and legacy. [Read More]
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Two Views of the Same Milford Mayor

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More than six years after his death, and as his successor prepares to leave office, former mayor Frederick L. Lisman was the topic of conservation at the Board of Aldermen meeting on Monday night. Two members of Lisman’s own party offered contrasting views of the city’s longest-serving chief elected official. The tone, at times, sounded […] [Read More]
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Poll: Voters showing ‘serious buyer’s remorse’ on Malloy

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More than 50 percent of voters questioned in a recent Public Policy Polling (PPP) poll said they would vote for former Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley over Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy if they could have a do-over. “It’s the first state where we’ve found serious buyer’s remorse about a Democratic Governor,” according to Tom […] [Read More]
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Romney’s Connecticut team is a who’s who of state GOP leaders

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Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney today named his leadership team in Connecticut for his presidential bid, including House Minority Leader Larry Cafero, Senate Minority Leader John McKinney and former U.S. Ambassador to Ireland Tom Foley, who will be the co-chairmen. “I am proud to announce my supporters in Connecticut,” Romney said in a statement. “Connecticut […] [Read More]

GOP mayoral nominee Torres: Bring it on

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Republican mayoral nominee Rick Torres issued this statement after Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch won the Democratic primary Tuesday: Tonight’s primary results bring to an end a long, arduous primary season for the Democrats. After a bitterly fought race and a valiant effort put forth by Mary-Jane Foster, the Democratic party has chosen its candidate. Regrettably, […] [Read More]
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Mayoral candidate takes day off from campaigning to ….campaign

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Jeff Kohut, the independent mayoral candidate in Bridgeport, took the day off from seeking office Tuesday to ask for voters to sign petitions asking General Electric, the multi-national behemoth, to move back into Bridgeport. “We believe we can definitely get GE back here,” said Kohut in an interview outside Park City Magnet School’s polling place […] [Read More]
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