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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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Have questions for the Dems running for U.S. Senate?

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I’m honored to be one of the panelists posing questions to the candidates during this Sunday’s live debate on Channel 3′s Face the State. Although I can’t guarantee they’ll be used, I’d love to hear from readers what they’d like to learn about the five contenders for the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination – former Secretary […] [Read More]
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Whitnum dodges DiNardo

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Connecticut’s top Democrat is apparently somewhere low on Lee Whitnum’s callback list. State Democratic Chairwoman Nancy DiNardo is still waiting to read Whitnum the riot act — for lack of a better description — after the combustible Senate long-shot called the party’s frontrunner Chris Murphy a “whore” in a televised debate last week. “I did […] [Read More]
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Poli-sci-fi: the Stanley Kubrick of CT-Sen 2012

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Marty Scorcese isn’t exactly quaking in his boots. But Connecticut’s acrimonious GOP nominating race for U.S. Senate has its unofficial cinematographer. His name is Joe Visconti, a West Hartford Republican who twice ran for Congress and is supporting Chris Shays over Linda McMahon — in case you couldn’t tell. Visconti is branching out into the […] [Read More]
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And just like that Santorum sucks any fun out of CT’s GOP primary

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Rick Santorum had written off the blue Northeast in his continued losing battle with ex-Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney for the GOP presidential nomination. But the fact he was still in the race and generating national headlines at least made our April 24 primary a bit more interesting and helpedĀ convince Romney to make a brief campaign […] [Read More]
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A Romney victory lap in Connecticut

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BREAKING NEWS: While Mitt Romney’s scheduled visit to Hartford Wednesday might induce some yawns from political junkies now that the former Massachusetts governor is the presumptive Republican nominee for president, state GOP Chairman Jerry Labriola Jr. said that Rick Santorum’s decision to suspend his campaign Tuesday doesn’t steal the thunder of the upcoming April 24 […] [Read More]
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Larson, Blumenthal, hang up on CT reporters as Santorum’s withdrawal breaks

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The point was to soften up Mitt Romney the day before his first visit to Connecticut, but as Rick Santorum’s campaign went into suspension Tuesday, state political reporters were left on hold and hold and hold… How much Betthoven could be listened to? Apparently 23 minutes worth before Rep. John Larson and his partner U.S. […] [Read More]
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