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Show me the money: Shays & McMahon pay 3x more than Dems

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Republicans Christopher Shays and Linda McMahon are giving new meaning to job growth. Both Senate candidates are paying their campaign managers $15,000 a month, or the equivalent of a $187,000 annual salary. That’s triple what the campaign managers for Democrats Chris Murphy, Susan Bysiewicz and William Tong are getting. Nice work if you can get […] [Read More]
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Lieberman accuses Obama of using ‘accounting gimmick’ to mask ‘a larger deficit’

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This report was written by Emily Wilkins of the Hearst Newspapers Washington bureau. President Barack Obama wants to use funding formerly set aside for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to upgrade and repair infrastructure. The projects include highway construction, passenger rail and other programs that would bring federal dollars — and jobs — to Connecticut. […] [Read More]

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]