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Conservative Yankee Institute poll: Obama beats Romney by 13 points; Malloy approval at 51 percent

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The Yankee Institute’s poll of 500 “likely” Connecticut voters has found that President Obama would defeat Mitt Romney 50-37 percent; US Rep. Chris Murphy has a 49-40 percent edge over Republican Linda McMahon in a US Senate scenario, while Chris Shays would lose to Murphy by 45-39 percent. The poll, released in the Capitol a […] [Read More]

A lesson in CT geography from Linda McMahon

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I was born and raised in Connecticut and – until today - unaware or did not remember we have a Scotland. But thanks to Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon’s campaign, now I know/remember. Former Scotland First Selectman Clark Stearns was among the latest group of officials to endorse McMahon’s bid for the GOP nomination, according to […] [Read More]
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Brian K. Hill channels Rodney Dangerfield

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No respect, no respect. That’s the message coming out of Republican Brian K. Hill’s U.S. Senate campaign. A former Judge Advocate General’s Corps officer, Hill is once again making a case: to be included in the GOP Senate debates with frontrunners Linda McMahon and Christopher Shays. Hill’s campaign spokesman Chip Jones issued this statement today: […] [Read More]
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Follow that star, Chris Donovan

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From state House Speaker Chris Donovan’s, D-Meriden congressional campaign: MERIDEN, CT – The Bethlehem Democratic Town Committee announced their support for Democratic candidate for the Fifth Congressional District Chris Donovan Wednesday night in Bethlehem.    [Read More]
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Just cancel the conventions and hold the primary, already!

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The Democrats’ convention is still three months away (May 12)… … but all three of the party’s major U.S. Senate contenders – even fundraising front-runner U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy – are already looking ahead to an August primary. From recent interviews with Murphy, ex-Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz, and Stamford state Rep. William Tong: Bysiewicz: “I’ve […] [Read More]
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Shays responds: 3 debates doesn’t cut the mustard

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UPDATE: Here’s the response from Shays’ campaign manager Matt Wylie to Linda McMahon’s invitation to appear in a series of three debates. Wylie’s email is addressed to McMahon’s campaign manager Corry Bliss. Corry, I appreciate your letter.  As you know, Christopher Shays has made it clear that there needs to be a number of debates. […] [Read More]
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McMahon to Shays: Bring it on

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Lincoln/Douglas they are not. The Undertaker vs. Triple H in a steel cage match — that’s more like it. Former WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) CEO Linda McMahon today challenged former Congressman Christopher Shays to a series of three debates in the GOP nominating race for U.S. Senate, raising the temperature on what is expected to […] [Read More]
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Hedgies help Romney drop Newt-ron bomb

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  Forget the Super Bowl.  Super PACs are all the rage these days in presidential politics. The super-sized political action committees can accept unlimited sums of money from individual donors, unlike candidates for federal office ($2,500 for the primary and $2,500 for the general election) and both national parties ($30,800 per cycle). Groups such as […] [Read More]
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