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Greenberg to Donovan: Return lobbyist $$$

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Responding to a report we published in our Hearst newspapers, Mark Greenberg, Republican contender for the GOP’s 5th District Congressional nomination, called on Democrat Chris Donovan to return cash his own 5th District campaign accepted from lobbyists. Donovan – a veteran state legislator and current House Speaker – has received at least $25,000 from lobbyists whose […] [Read More]
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Chris Shays gives Malloy’s budget speech good grades, but warns of wealth migration from CT

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Former Connecticut House member Chris Shays was in the historic House chamber this afternoon for Gov. Dannel Malloy’s budget address. “I thought the governor gave a terrific speech,” said Shays, who is vying with Linda McMahon for the GOP’s U.S. Senate nomination. “I thought it was decisive. I thought it showed leadership. And the real question […] [Read More]

Labriola on Yankee poll: It’s not how you start, but finish

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State GOP Chairman Jerry Labriola Jr. downplayed the findings of a new poll by the conservative Yankee Institute that doesn’t exactly bode well for Republicans. Among Connecticut voters surveyed by the Yankee Institute, President Obama holds a 50-37% advantage over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and a 56-35% edge over former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. […] [Read More]
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Wieland jumps into 4th CD race

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The 4th Congressional District picked up a late entrant today — Redding Republican Richard Wieland. Wieland, 80, formally announced his candidacy on the green in Redding, according to state GOP Chairman Jerry Labriola Jr., who was in attendance for the announcement. According to a biography on Wieland’s campaign website, he has a background in aerospace, […] [Read More]
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Malloy reflects on eve of second budget address

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, speaking this afternoon to reporters at CCSU: “We have traversed a tremendous amount of territory in the last 13 months, going from a state where we had the largest per-capita deficit in the nation, to a point where we established our means and we’re going to live within them. I have said […] [Read More]
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Tong weighs in on Hoekstra ad, wants apology

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State Rep. William Tong, D-Stamford, who is seeking his party’s nomination for U.S. Senate, is out today with a reaction to the controversial Super Bowl ad aired by Michigan Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra. The ad depicts a young Asian woman and apparently refers to American jobs being shipped to China, although China is not mentioned. […] [Read More]
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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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