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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]
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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]
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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]

Tong releases 4th quarter Senate campaign $$$

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State Rep. William Tong, D-Stamford, raised $160,000 in the last quarter of 2011 and has roughly $300,000 cash-on-hand, according to a statement from his campaign for U.S. Senate. For those keeping track, ex-Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz, who also wants the nomination, announced this week that her Senate campaign raised “over $273,000 and has cash on […] [Read More]
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Which campaign will be first to exploit Grott & Weigel closing?

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You just know politicians are dying to figure out how they can turn the Grote & Weigel sausage company closing to their advantage during this election year where the focus is on jobs/the economy. So which local pol or congressional candidate is going to be the first to let the dogs out, so to speak? R.I.P delicious […] [Read More]
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Refried beans: Chelsea Lately lampoons taco mayor

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Can you spot the celebrities in campaign finance reports?

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Those of us who spend election years sifting through candidates’ campaign finance reports know that special thrill of stumbling over celebrity, semi-celebrity and/or pseudo-celebrity donors. Here are some discoveries I made this afternoon… Saturday Night Live alum Jane Curtin of Sharon gave a small amount – $250 – of her Conehead cash to Democratic state House Speaker Chris Donovan’s bid to […] [Read More]
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Shays says he can take a punch, but from Iron Mike?

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WWE (formerly World Wrestling Entertainment) is inducting Iron Mike Tyson in its 2012 Hall of Fame class, an honor that will be bestowed upon the former heavyweight boxing champ-turned-Hangover star during WrestleMania XXVIII in Miami at the end of March. The Stamford-based wrestling conglomerate ballyhooed Tyson’s selection today on its website. No word yet on […] [Read More]
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