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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]
Categories: General

Romney’s win by the numbers

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. In a result no more surprising than the sun coming up, Mitt Romney rolled to victory tonight in Connecticut’s GOP presidential primary. Below is a voting breakdown from the Associated Press. The voter turnout — huge in the second and fifth districts, smallest in the third  — gives you a quick snapshot of where […] [Read More]
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Low morning turnout in Bridgeport

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I just voted in the Connecticut Republican primary. As of 9:45 a.m., I was only the second person at my polling place to cast a ballot. I live in Bridgeport, in District 130-3. District 130-3, which includes downtown, has 54 registered Republicans. As of April 2, there are 4,572 Republicans registered in Bridgeport. “Turnout is […] [Read More]
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Primary day in Connecticut

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Mitt Romney may have all but locked up the GOP nomination for president, but the former Massachusetts governor is still looking to impress today when voters in five states — including Connecticut — go to the polls to vote in presidential primaries. Hearst Connecticut Media Group will have continued primary coverage throughout the day. For […] [Read More]
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MSNBC highlights Tong’s candidacy

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State Rep. William Tong’s, D-Stamford campaign for his party’s U.S. Senate nomination is promoting the candidate’s recent appearance on MSNBC. It’s always interesting to see the national media focus on a Connecticut politician other than Sen. Joseph Lieberman, the “independent Democrat” from Stamford that Tong and others are vying to replace. The segment focuses heavily […] [Read More]
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Unless Congress acts, 70,000 Connecticut families face higher student loan interest rates

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More than 70,000 Connecticut students face higher interest rates on college loans they receive after July 1 if Congress fails to act. The White House today implored lawmakers to continue to fund the government-subsidized Stafford loan program that offers college students an interest rate of 3.4 percent on their loans. If Congress doesn’t act, the […] [Read More]
Categories: White House

Get ready to ride to work during National Bike Month

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  Here’s today’s news release: “With May designated as National Bike Month and May 18 as National Bike to Work Day, Bike Walk Connecticut is taking the lead to encourage bike commuting.  Bike commuting reduces vehicle traffic, avoids pollution, saves gas–and burns calories!  Bike to Work Day is May 18 Bike Walk Connecticut is helping […] [Read More]
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Bysiewicz so far has “middle classiest” tax returns

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We’ve seen Republican U.S. Senate candidate Chris Shays’ tax returns. We’ve seen Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Chris Murphy’s. Now one of Murphy’s opponents for the party’s nomination – ex-Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz – has released her information. Some points of interest: 1. Bysiewicz and her husband, David Donaldson, took in $116,722 from their Bysiewicz-Donaldson […] [Read More]
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