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The elephant in the room

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At least for one night, New Fairfield is the Republican epicenter of Connecticut. A cavalcade of GOP candidates headlined by Linda McMahon and Christopher Shays descended on this neighboring town of Danbury for the monthly Republican Town Committee meeting at the Ball Pond Volunteer Fire Co. The lineup included fellow Senate hopeful Peter Lumaj; and […] [Read More]
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Oakes for Senate may want to reconsider Whitnum envy

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Matthew Oakes is one of a handful of Democrats running for U.S. Senate and starving to be taken as seriously by the media and their own party as the three major contenders, U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy, ex-Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz and state Rep. William Tong. Lee Whitnum is another. Today Whitnum got some attention from Dennis House, […] [Read More]
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King Dannel the Great

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Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy spent a few hours in Norwalk today talking about early childhood education at Brookside Elementary School and Norwalk Community College. It was an uneventful visit with the usual light moments that occur when elected adults interact with little kids. At one point at Brookside a teacher was trying to explain Malloy’s […] [Read More]
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Dem Senate candidates have 90-minute “conversation”

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In case you missed it, here’s our report on Saturday night’s debate between the three major Democratic candidates vying for their party’s U.S. Senate nomination – U.S. Rep. Christopher Murphy, ex-Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz and state Rep. William Tong. Held at Norwich Free Academy the event was billed as a “conversation” by host The Norwich […] [Read More]
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Connecticut company selling three new Republican presidential ‘action figures’

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This report was written by Gerd Margrete Tjeldflåt of the Hearst Newspapers Washington bureau. During this presidential campaign, more than a few pundits have described Mitt Romney as appearing plastic. Well, for once, they’re right. The former Massachusetts governor — all 12 inches of him — has been immortalized in plastic. The Romney doll — […] [Read More]

Gov. Malloy talks school reform on ‘Morning Joe’

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Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Gov. Dannel P. Malloy returned to MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Friday morning to take part in a “special town hall meeting,” held at Fort Lee High School in Fort Lee, N.J. to discuss how states are working to improve schools. Hosts Joe Scarborough […] [Read More]
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Was Dick Morris jilted by the McMahon campaign?

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Hell hath no fury like a political consultant scorned. But was Dick Morris jilted by the McMahon campaign? That’s how one person familiar with the context of the relationship between Morris and McMahon framed it, saying that Morris approached McMahon last year to do paid consulting work and was turned down. The person requested anonymity […] [Read More]
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Oops: Whitnum confuses Kirsten Gillibrand for Carolyn McCarthy

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Jonathan Gillibrand, the husband of New York’s junior Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, is alive and kickin’, we are pleased to report. Sunday talk show viewers might have come away with a different impression following Democrat Lee Whitnum’s appearance on “Face the State” with Dennis House. Whitnum, who is running for Senate here in Connecticut for […] [Read More]
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