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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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State, Bridgeport NAACPs to head to court over redistricting

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At a meeting in Bridgeport tonight members of the city’s and state’s chapters of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People decided to seek an injunction to prevent the state from imposing a redistricting plan on the 22nd and 23rd legislative districts. The gyst of their complaint? A bunch of white Democratic legislative leaders in Hartford conspired […] [Read More]
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Mitt’s cash advance: $1 million payday awaits Romney in Greenwich

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Good thing the Buffett Rule doesn’t apply to political donations. A $1 million payday awaits Mitt Romney next month in Greenwich, where Hearst Connecticut Newspapers can confirm that the presumptive GOP nominee for president will appear at a major fundraiser for his general election push against Barack Obama. Fellow venture capitalist and Romney chum L. […] [Read More]
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Post-mortem: Gibbons explains vote to repeal death penalty

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In a departure from her previous stand on Connecticut’s death penalty, state Rep. Lile Gibbons, R-150th District, was one of eight Republicans to support the successful repeal of capital punishment after a marathon debate in the House Wednesday. Gibbons, who is not seeking re-election this year after six terms in the General Assembly, dissected her […] [Read More]
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