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Voters want death penalty as an option

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A new Quinnipiac University poll out this morning shows that voters disapprove of the legislature’s vote earlier this month to repeal the death penalty and disapprove by a bigger margin of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s job performance. The pollsters asked the death penalty question in a variety of ways to different people, and got the […] [Read More]
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Gingrich, Santorum campaign officials in CT open to Romney

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They don’t have kind things to say about Mitt Romney, but they’ll take him over President Barack Obama. Following ex-Massachusetts Governor Romney’s anticipated victories in today’s primaries, including Connecticut’s, officials with conservative opponents’ campaigns offered hope to those concerned the GOP will be unable to unite by November. Chris O’Brien with former U.S. Senator Rick […] [Read More]
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4 in 5 Greenwich GOPers go for Mitt

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In what amounted to a spring training game for Mitt Romney, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee captured 81 percent of the vote in Greenwich during today’s primary. Texas Congressman Ron Paul finished second with 9 percent of the vote in a contest marked by light turnout. The balance went to Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and […] [Read More]
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Newt: Romney’s speech ‘insulting’

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There were plenty of people in and around politics calling Mitt Romney the presumptive GOP nominee for president, even before sweeping five northeastern primaries tonight. Newt Gingrich, who came in a distant third in tonight’s Connecticut primary and was defeated handily by Romney in four other states, isn’t one of them. Gingrich, who told reporters […] [Read More]
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Romney’s win by the numbers

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. In a result no more surprising than the sun coming up, Mitt Romney rolled to victory tonight in Connecticut’s GOP presidential primary. Below is a voting breakdown from the Associated Press. The voter turnout — huge in the second and fifth districts, smallest in the third  — gives you a quick snapshot of where […] [Read More]
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Low morning turnout in Bridgeport

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I just voted in the Connecticut Republican primary. As of 9:45 a.m., I was only the second person at my polling place to cast a ballot. I live in Bridgeport, in District 130-3. District 130-3, which includes downtown, has 54 registered Republicans. As of April 2, there are 4,572 Republicans registered in Bridgeport. “Turnout is […] [Read More]
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Primary day in Connecticut

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Mitt Romney may have all but locked up the GOP nomination for president, but the former Massachusetts governor is still looking to impress today when voters in five states — including Connecticut — go to the polls to vote in presidential primaries. Hearst Connecticut Media Group will have continued primary coverage throughout the day. For […] [Read More]
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MSNBC highlights Tong’s candidacy

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State Rep. William Tong’s, D-Stamford campaign for his party’s U.S. Senate nomination is promoting the candidate’s recent appearance on MSNBC. It’s always interesting to see the national media focus on a Connecticut politician other than Sen. Joseph Lieberman, the “independent Democrat” from Stamford that Tong and others are vying to replace. The segment focuses heavily […] [Read More]
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