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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]
Categories: General

GOP group calls for Maturo to resign

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East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo, now-infamous for his taco comment in the wake of the arrest of four East Haven police officers on federal charges of depriving Latinos of their rights in a pattern of harassment, intimidation and unlawful searches, is taking fire from all sides. Cafe Con Leche Republicans, a pro-immigrant GOP organization, has joined […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Chris Murphy: I’m Senate material ’cause I use charts!

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Gotta love U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy’s campaign for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate. Murphy released his latest fundraising results in mid-January, while his two major competitors – ex-Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz and state Rep. William Tong – revealed their smaller hauls this week. Perhaps recognizing there wasn’t a heck of a lot […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Romney twists Prez Obama’s Twitter message

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Democratic President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign today launched a fundraising drive based on comments likely Republican opponent Mitt Romney made last night about turning Obama into a one-termer. Here’s the president’s tweet… And here’s Romney turning the tables… Ahhh Twitter. Helping to lower presidential politics to the level of two high schoolers battling for class president. Not […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Republicans say Dems on same page when it comes to deficit forecast

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Senate Minority Leader John McKinney wasn’t surprised that Democratic Comptroller Kevin Lembo’s monthly budget forecast (a $74-million deficit for the fiscal year ending June 30) coincides with the Office of Policy and Management. Speaking after an unrelated news conference, McKinney, R-Fairfield, told a handful of reporters that Lembo’s agreement with the governor’s budget office is […] [Read More]
Categories: Dannel P. Malloy

London Calling? NFL VP: Foreign Super Bowl venue “possible”

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Paul Hicks III, executive vice president of communications and government relations for the National Football League, tells Hearst Connecticut Newspapers that the proposition of London hosting a future Super Bowl is not out of the question. “It’s possible, but there’s so many cities in the U.S. that are qualified, that have the proper facilies and […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Meek says he raised $230,000

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Chris Meek, a Republican candidate in Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District, says his 4th quarter fundraising report will show a total of $230,000 raised. Meek, one of two declared Republicans hoping to unseat Democratic Rep. Jim Himes, says the report shows his candidacy is attracting strong support. He noted in a statement that he has received […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Chris Shays helped head off 1997 coup that targeted Newt

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In Washington, “The Hill” this morning reported on the 1997 Republican coup that almost toppled then-Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. A small group of GOP lawmakers were ready to side with minority Democrats to remove Gingrich. Here’s the article: http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/207565-1997-coup-is-talk-of-2012-primary-race J.C. Watts recalls it in his biography: http://books.google.com/books?id=i1p2Z5KAhjEC&pg=PA210&lpg=PA210&dq=%22chris+shays%22+gingrich+coup&source=bl&ots=MZuLJ6t5DU&sig=nqe6rM9euEM1II52NvHyll9VHjg&hl=en#v=onepage&q=%22chris%20shays%22%20gingrich%20coup&f=false Former long-time 4th District U.S. Rep. […] [Read More]