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Malloy has Roy O. break endorsement news to Bysiewicz

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Turns out when Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy had to tell Susan Bysiewicz about today’s endorsement of U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy for U.S. Senate, he had Chief Advisor Roy Occhigrosso do it. “I did call Susan this morning,” Occhiogrosso said. “The reason I called and not the governor is because he was at an event and […] [Read More]
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Dannel Malloy, political peacemaker

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State Rep. William Tong’s, D-Stamford announcement he’s dropping out of the U.S. Senate race to support U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy’s bid was brokered about a week ago with Governor Dannel Malloy at the Governor’s Residence in Hartford. Murphy in a brief interview following their public 12:30 p.m. truce confirmed the meeting, as did Tong afterward. […] [Read More]
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Tong out of Senate race? Bysiewicz camp says yes

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. Just a little while ago state Rep. William Tong’s, D-Stamford campaign for his party’s U.S. Senate nomination announced a 12:30 press conference at Goodwin College in East Hartford. Also in attendance? U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy, the frontrunner for the Senate nomination, Governor Dannel Malloy, Stamford’s former mayor, and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman. Conspicuously absent? […] [Read More]
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Stamford-related smoke-detector legislation hanging fire in the House

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Democrats led by Rep. Steve Dargan of West Haven, co-chairman of the Public Safety Committee and Republicans led by Rep. Michael Molgano of Stamford, are trying to reach a compromise on the so-called smoke-detector bill that was inspired by last Christmas’s tragic multi-fatal fire in Stamford’s Shippan section. Molgano has proposed adding a section in […] [Read More]
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Nat’l GOP reconsidering Florida’s punishment for early primary

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While states like Connecticut agreed to push back their presidential primaries at the request of the two major parties – and paid for it with abysmal turnout – Florida went its own way and held a January vote. National GOP officials initially punished the Sunshine State by taking away half of Florida’s delegates to the […] [Read More]
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And with the first pick in the 2012 NFL Draft…

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Meet Roger Goodell’s wingman: Paul Hicks III. Hicks is effectively the NFL’s top lobbyist, the guy who makes sure the league stays on point. Even Goodell gets a chaperone, especially at the NFL Draft. A Greenwich GOP  selectman from 1987 to 1991 who went on to become chief of staff of the late Congressman Stewart […] [Read More]
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Linda: I feel your pain

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Linda McMahon projected a touchy feely side very much in the mold of Ann Romney in front of a highly sympathetic audience Wednesday night at the monthly meeting of the Greenwich Republican Town Committee. The two-time Republican Senate hopeful delivered what amounted to a closing argument to prospective delegates to next month’s state party conventon, […] [Read More]
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Mano-a-mano: Shays vs. WWE

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Christopher Shays is playing the YouTube card. His Senate campaign today compiled an anthology of raw video footage from the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) in an attempt to drive home its point that the media empire of GOP rival Linda McMahon peddles violence and sex. “Anyone who does a quick YouTube search on Linda McMahon’s […] [Read More]
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