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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]
Categories: Richard Blumenthal

Let’s go to the videotape: Shays faults Congress for inaction on energy prices

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The campaign of Christopher Shays is rummaging through its own video vault after GOP Senate nemesis Linda McMahon this morning released footage of the former congressman advocating a gas tax hike in 2008. Shays, speaking to a gaggle of reporters on Capitol Hill in 2008, chided his then-colleagues in House for voting to adjourn during […] [Read More]
Categories: General

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 TongĀ 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]
Categories: General

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]
Categories: General

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]
Categories: General

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]
Categories: General