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McKinney promotes Shays’ candidacy in new video

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State Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, R-Fairfield, whose late father’s political legacy is forever intertwined with Christopher Shays, is trumpeting the “electability” of the former congressman in a new video timed for release just 48 hours before the state Republican convention. Shays, who is vying for the GOP endorsement for U.S. Senate against Linda McMahon, […] [Read More]
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Sweeps week: McMahon’s new TV spot

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The state Republican convention is a mere two days away and Senate contender Linda McMahon, looking to replicate her success at the party’s last conclave in 2010, is out today with a new 30-second television ad. The theme of the spot, which shows McMahon touring several small businesses and her campaign says will run statewide, […] [Read More]
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Cappiello answers Linda’s bat phone

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Contrary to the handsome and well-chronicled compensation package of Linda McMahon’s 2010 campaign manager David Cappiello, the former state Senator from Danbury is not on permanent retainer. Cappiello confirms to Hearst Connecticut Newspapers that he will be volunteering for McMahon at Friday’s state Republican convention in Hartford, however. McMahon’s current team reached out to Cappiello […] [Read More]
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Meal ticket: the skinny on Linda’s convention night spread

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Southerners have the market cornered when it comes to hospitality. And Linda McMahon is no exception. The North Carolina-raised wrestling mogul is poised to carve up the state Republican convention Friday night — not just figuratively. McMahon is renting out a space at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford for a hospitality suite that is […] [Read More]
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Murphy camp says Bysiewicz known as nasty campaigner

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This Democratic primary is ON!!! Responding to Susan Bysiewicz’s comments today to the press regarding her decision to challenge fellow Democrat Chris Murphy’s candidacy for U.S. Senate, the Murphy campaign had this to say: “Bysiewicz is known for running nasty misleading campaigns, and it looks like this one will be no different.” Hey Chris, just […] [Read More]
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Troopers’ union endorses Donovan w/ staffing bill in limbo

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The General Assembly before adjourning Wednesday failed to take action on Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy’s bill eliminating a state police staffing minimum. However lawmakers said the measure will likely be revived and wrapped into a bill the legislature must pass in the coming weeks implementing the revised state budget. It will be interesting to see what happens with Malloy’s proposal now […] [Read More]
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Oakes meets with Murphy, endorsement forthcoming

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Matthew Oakes, the poor, disabled, gay East Hartford Trekkie who launched an unlikely bid for the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination, is exiting the race to back U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy. Oakes during Saturday’s nominating convention came in a distant third. Murphy received 76 percent of the delegate vote and ex-Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz […] [Read More]
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An up-Hill grind

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If Brian K. Hill is to crash the party at this Friday’s state Republican convention, the U.S. Senate hopeful will have to garner at least 10 percent of the delegates during the first round of voting to make it onto the second ballot. Hill is protesting the threshold, which he says is part of a […] [Read More]
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