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Oakes endorses Murphy over a beer, Star Trek novel

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As we reported May 15, regular guy Matt Oakes has formally abandoned his underdog race for U.S. Senate to instead back the Democratic Party’s endorsed candidate, U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy. Oakes had mentioned to me the two would be filming a humorous web ad, and here it is below. Oakes hasn’t always been so complimentary […] [Read More]
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NAACP effort to block Bridgeport redistricting hasn’t moved frwrd

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When state Senator-turned-felon-turned-state Senate candidate Ernest Newton won the Bridgeport Democratic Party’s endorsement this week, political observers around Connecticut began paying attention to that race. Newton is challenging incumbent Sen. Ed Gomes, who succeeded Newton when he resigned from office in 2005 while under investigation for federal corruption charges. State Rep. Andres Ayala also wants the […] [Read More]
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Ernie Newton: Guv needs my help to get re-elected

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You know you want to read this story to find out why ex-state Senator-turned-felon-turned-state Senate candidate Ernest Newton of Bridgeport said, “The governor needs to get re-elected, and he’s going to need my help to do it.” [Read More]
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Newton using Guv’s comments to defend candidacy

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Myself and a few other staffers at Hearst newspapers today met with ex-legislator-turned-felon-turned-state Senate candidate Ernest Newton II to talk further about his winning the endorsement of the Bridgeport Democratic Party. We’ve reported Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch tried to convince Newton not to run. And this afternoon I spoke with several other folks who agreed Newton’s […] [Read More]
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In the line of fire: Lieberman to grill Secret Service brass

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What a difference a few hanging chads makes? When he was the Democratic vice presidential nominee in 2000, they watched his back. My, how the tables will be turned for the Secret Service’s brass and Connecticut’s senior Sen. Joe Lieberman. Lieberman, who is chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, will preside over […] [Read More]
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Bysiewicz uses McMahon to raise primary $$$. Chris Murphy who?

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Ex-Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz’s campaign recently contacted supporters for donations. Bysiewicz lost the Democratic Party’s endorsement for U.S. Senate to U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy, but earned enough support at the May 12 convention to engage Murphy in a primary in August. But you wouldn’t know Bysiewicz’s status from the email, which mentioned neither the […] [Read More]
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Mayor Finch tried to talk Newton out of return to Senate

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State Senator-turned-convicted felon Ernest Newton II Monday night received the Democratic Party’s endorsement to run for his old seat in the legislature. State Senator-turned-Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch in a statement Monday expressed reservations about Newton’s return to politics. “As a former colleague Ernie and I worked together for many years,” Finch said. “While I wish […] [Read More]
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Shays: Double or nothing

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Chomping at the bit to avenge his distant second-place finish at the state Republican convention, Christopher Shays will file paperwork this afternoon to primary Senate front runner Linda McMahon. The former congressman is scheduled to submit his primary forms with the secretary of the state at 1 p.m. in Hartford, according to his campaign. Shays […] [Read More]
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