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Ex-Bush mouthpiece part of CT GOP convention lineup

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Ari Fleischer,  former White House press secretary under President George W. Bush, has been enlisted by the Connecticut GOP to add some pizazz to its May 18 state party convention in Hartford. As if it didn’t have that already, with five endorsement sessions for Congress in the afternoon and a prime-time convention tilt for U.S. […] [Read More]
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Women for Linda meet Women for Murphy

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Republican Linda McMahon lost her bid for U.S. Senate in 2010 in part because female voters didn’t embrace the candidate and her family business, Stamford-based World Wrestling Entertainment. So McMahon – who is again seeking the GOP nomination to run for U.S. Senate in November – has been focused on addressing that problem through Women […] [Read More]
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Prix Fixe: Dinner with Mitt for ONLY $25K in Greenwich

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For $25,000, there better be a vegetarian option. Heck, gluten-free, too. Rubber chicken ain’t gonna cut it with this crowd. Not when the name on the dinner reservation says: Mitt Romney. That’s how much Gold Coast Republicans are being asked to plunk down to break bread with the presumptive GOP presidential nominee during an invitation-only […] [Read More]
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GOP leaders say they were invited to join Malloy at news conference

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But House Minority Leader Larry Cafero, R-Norwalk and Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, R-Fairfield, never saw the bill. Speaking to reporters at about 10:30 p.m. Monday, they said that a hold-up in the deal spiked a tentative noon news conference where Gov. Malloy was going to announce a deal. It got pushed back to 10 […] [Read More]
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Lumaj serves copious portions of red meat in first TV ad

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Who says Linda McMahon has a TV monopoly? Fellow Republican Peter Lumaj is getting in on the action, too. The immigration and criminal lawyer from Fairfield is airing this 30-second spot for his U.S. Senate candidacy, the first by an Albanian-born politician. Lumaj serves up a generous helping of red meat in the ad, which, […] [Read More]
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Schiff happens…again

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Peter Schiff, the the brash money manager and talking head from Weston who lost a three-way Republican Senate primary to Linda McMahon in 2010, has a long memory. A frequent guest on CNBC and Fox Business Network who runs the Westport-based brokerage firm Euro Pacific Capital, Schiff has taped an infomercial for McMahon foe Christopher […] [Read More]
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Pass the Kleenex: Boehner to Greenwich to mine campaign cash

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The conservative elite of Greenwich are in for a good cry. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, will visit the fundraising Mecca in June to mine cash for both his re-election bid and his political action committee, Hearst Connecticut Newspapers has learned. The date and location of the event are still being finalized. A message seeking […] [Read More]
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Malloy has Roy O. break endorsement news to Bysiewicz

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Turns out when Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy had to tell Susan Bysiewicz about today’s endorsement of U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy for U.S. Senate, he had Chief Advisor Roy Occhigrosso do it. “I did call Susan this morning,” Occhiogrosso said. “The reason I called and not the governor is because he was at an event and […] [Read More]
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