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A case of excessive gas?

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Seeking to capitalize on pain at the pump, Linda McMahon’s campaign has unearthed potentially damaging video footage of Republican Senate foe Christopher Shays from 2008 in which the then-congressman advocated raising the federal gas tax to pay for infrastructure renewal projects. In what would turn out to be his final defense of his seat of […] [Read More]
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Tong’s running for Senate to help people like his opponent

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Today’s five-way Democratic U.S. Senate debate at the University of Connecticut was by the book. Unlike Thursday’s face-off, nobody shouted “whore” in the crowded UCONN theater. What I found most interesting was state Rep. William Tong’s, D-Stamford co-opting opponent Matthew Oakes’ personal story as part of his own narrative. Tong Oakes If Tong is the underdog […] [Read More]
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Controversial prof: Whitnum gives “whores” a bad name with Murphy barb

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Lee Whitnum is getting schooled after pulling a Rush Limbaugh — on a variety of fronts. A preeminent conspiracy theorist, whose controversial teachings espouse that 9/11 was an “inside job,” is suggesting that Whitnum pulled her punches last week in a televised debate when she called fellow Senate candidate Chris Murphy a “whore” for his […] [Read More]
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DiNardo wants to meet with Whitnum over “whore” comment

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Greenwich Democrat Lee Whitnum’s description of U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy as a “whore” for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) during the finale of last night’s U.S. Senate debate has garnered plenty of media attention. Here’s video from debate sponsor NBC Connecticut: View more videos at: http://nbcconnecticut.com. This morning in an interview Nancy DiNardo […] [Read More]
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Rep. Murphy gets endorsement of CT’s biggest union

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It won’t be announced until tomorrow, but I’m told when the State Council of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) at noon announces which candidate the group has chosen for U.S. Senate, Chris Murphy’s their man. Murphy, who currently represents the 5th Congressional District, is vying for the Democratic Party’s nomination with former Secretary of […] [Read More]
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A dozen lawmakers sign up for “Long Island Sound Caucus.”

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Here’s the news release: “A 12-member, bipartisan group of Connecticut state legislators have teamed up to form the steering committee for the new Long Island Sound caucus that will address environmental, energy and economic issues impacting the Sound. The steering committee is comprised of six representatives and six senators. Caucus membership will be open to […] [Read More]
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Hey college students! Guess which U.S. Sen. candidates have college loans?

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U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy, the 5th District Democrat, does. Murphy mentioned he and his wife are still paying off their college loans today during a press event in Hartford urging his fellow federal lawmakers to unite to prevent a July 1 hike in Stafford loan interest rates. So I reached out to his two major rivals for the nomination […] [Read More]
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Ann Romney to visit Connecticut on eve of presidential primary

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Mitt Romney is sending his most reliable emissary to Connecticut the eve of its Republican presidential primary — the woman who could become the next first lady. Ann Romney, 62, will be the keynote speaker at the April 23 Prescott Bush Dinner, the state’s GOP’s premier fundraiser of the year, party Chairman Jerry Labriola Jr. […] [Read More]
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