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Linda McMahon wore blueeeeee velvetttttt…

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During the 2010 U.S. Senate race a political consultant or an advertising guru (I can’t remember who) contacted me with an observation – Linda McMahon and her U.S. Senate campaign made excellent use of the color blue. Blue, this person said, is one of those colors folks in the industry use to manipulate consumers/voters into feeling […] [Read More]
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Bysiewicz tries to tie Murphy to Romney’s taxes

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Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Susan Bysiewicz Monday sought to take advantage of the national controversy surrounding Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s low 15 percent tax rate. In an email Bysiewicz accused one of her primary opponents, Democratic U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy, of voting in May 2010 against a bill to close the loophole critics say wealthy Americans like […] [Read More]
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WWE launches counteroffensive against Shays

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Hearst Connecticut Newspapers has obtained a copy of a letter sent today by World Wrestling Entertainment to Christopher Shays disputing some less-than-flattering statements recently made by former congressman about the company once run by his GOP Senate adversary Linda McMahon. [Read More]
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CT Delegation on bipartisan State of Union seating

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According to No Labels, the group pushing members of Congress to sit with a colleague from the rival party during Democratic President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday, four of Connecticut’s representatives are so far on board. The guys from Greenwich - Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Democratic Rep. Jim Himes - are on the fence along […] [Read More]
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Gov. Malloy rooting for Giants to win Super Bowl

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will be rooting for the New York Giants to beat the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl in two weeks, he said in an interview Monday morning with WCBS 880′s Pat Farnack. The Giants won 20-17 in overtime against the San Francisco Giants on Sunday, hours after the Patriots survived […] [Read More]
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McMahon rolls out website courting women

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After her lackluster showing in exit polling of female voters in the 2010 Senate election, Republican Linda McMahon is rolling out a new campaign website targeting women – www.womenforlinda.com The focal point is a photo of three generations of the women in McMahon’s family. From left to right: Stephanie McMahon Levesque, McMahon’s daughter; Evelyn Carson, […] [Read More]
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Shays banks $522K in 4th quarter

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Former Congressman Christopher Shays is trumpeting his fourth quarter fundraising numbers for his U.S. Senate candidacy, which were released today by his campaign. One of five Republicans running for the seat of retiring incumbent Joe Lieberman, Shays raised $422,145 from 749 individual donors. Shays and his wife Betsi also loaned the campaign $100,000 from their […] [Read More]
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Murphy campaign says candidate eager for several debates

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U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy’s campaign manager in an email today said his man is ready, willing and able to participate in at least six if not more debates with his opponents for the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination. Kenny Curran contacted me in response to claims made yesterday by Marc Bradley, who’s running state Rep. William […] [Read More]
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