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As NAACPs plan redistricting suit, Bridgeport notifying voters of changes

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The clock’s ticking for the state and Bridgeport branches of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to file a lawsuit halting boundary changes to some of the city’s legislative districts. NAACP officials after meeting and deciding to move ahead last Thursday night acknowledged if they don’t act by May 1 a court will be more reluctant […] [Read More]
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U.S. Rep. Murphy releases tax returns

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Details below as described by Democratic U.S. Rep. Murphy’s Senate campaign in an email accompanying the documents. Ex-U.S. Rep. Chris Shays, who is seeking the GOP nomination for Senate, released his returns yesterday. Murphy’s major opponents for his party’s nomination – Susan Bysiewicz and William Tong – have said they too will make the information […] [Read More]
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Fedele cuts video for Shays touting his electability

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Christopher Shays is out with a new video testimonial, courtesy of former Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele. The two Republicans go back more than two decades, with Fedele having represented the same 147th General Assembly District (Stamford) as Shays in Hartford. The video is a clear attempt by Shays to burnish his credentials among Republican primary […] [Read More]
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Bishops upset with Dem Senate candidates over abortion answer

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Face the State host Dennis House, who invited me to participate in yesterday’s live debate between the five Democrats vying for the U.S. Senate nomination, this evening reported the Catholic Bishops of Connecticut are upset over the candidates’ responses to an abortion question. Here’s what I asked of the five contenders, beginning with U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy of the […] [Read More]
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Shays, Tong to release tax returns as well

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Following U.S. Rep./Senate candidate Chris Murphy’s earlier announcement he’ll release his tax returns to the media Wednesday, colleague Neil Vigdor and I reached out to the other major candidates vying for the office. A spokesman for state Rep. William Tong, D-Stamford, who, like Murphy, is seeking the Democratic nomination, said Tong will also release his […] [Read More]
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Shays more than doubles McMahon’s first quarter fundraising haul

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Former GOP Congressman  Christopher Shays raised $455,638 for his Senate bid during January, February and March, according to totals released ballyhooed by his campaign today. For those of you keeping score at home, Linda McMahon Tweeted 48 hours ago that she raised $172, 390 during the same period from 1,024 donors. “We outraised her. That […] [Read More]
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Murphy kicks off work week with tax return release

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Democratic U.S. Rep./U.S. Senate candidate Chris Murphy’s announcement today he will release his tax returns Wednesday is clearly an effort to pressure possible (likely?) GOP opponent Linda McMahon to reveal hers as well. As was the case in 2010, Democrats are trying to portray the wealthy McMahon – of the WWE McMahons – as out-of-touch with the […] [Read More]
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Orange, Stratford firms get small business loans, grants

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An Orange health-food manufacturer and a Stratford printer are among five small businesses receiving more than a million dollars in funding from the state’s Small Business Express Program, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Friday. “From entrepreneurs creating cutting edge products in emerging industries to business leaders looking to expand long-standing companies, EXP is a program […] [Read More]
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