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2nd teachers union endorses Donovan as lawmakers tackle reforms

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The upcoming legislative session is supposed to focus in part on education reform, with Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy and new Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor leading the charge. But obviously the General Assembly is a crucial player as well. So it’s interesting to note the American Federation of Teachers today endorsed state House Speaker Christopher Donovan’s candidacy in […] [Read More]
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State of the Tong and Bysiewicz Senate campaigns

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Separate phone conferences held with reporters yesterday morning by former Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz and state Rep. William Tong of Stamford provided a glimpse into the state of their campaigns for the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination. The two – along with, I guess, out-of-nowhere candidate Matthew John Oakes - are competing with U.S. Rep. Chris […] [Read More]
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Where’d Chris Healy’s post about Shays and McMahon go?

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Earlier today immediate past-GOP Chairman Chris Healy posted a column on his blog, Make Blue Red. Chris was a very quotable guy when he was running the state Republicans and, agree or disagree with him, he’s also a good writer. This particular column took aim at former U.S. Rep. Chris Shays, who today launched a […] [Read More]
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The honest broker

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Different candidate, same playbook?

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Former U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons, who lost a three-way GOP Senate primary to Linda McMahon in 2010, spent much of that campaign railing against WWE (formerly World Wrestling Entertainment) under McMahon and the company’s treatment of its wrestlers. Fast forward to 2012, and Simmons has not only endorsed Chris Shays over McMahon in this year’s […] [Read More]
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Sure Shays backed Lieberman. So did McMahon and rest of the GOP

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It’s fun to see ex-Republican Chairman Chris Healy get real now that he no longer has to play the role of honest broker among party candidates. Today on his blog – Make Blue Red – Healy has some interesting thoughts on ex-U.S. Rep. Chris Shays’ candidacy for U.S. Senate. (UPDATE: For some reason the links to Healy’s […] [Read More]
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“Poor, disabled, gay, crime victim” staking out “the middle” in U.S. Senate race

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Matthew John Oakes of East Hartford says he has entered the three-way race for the Democratic Party’s U.S. Senate nomination. Oakes announced on January 14 but just got around today to sending our Hearst newspaper empire an email. I can’t be insulted because it doesn’t appear – at least after a Google search – that anyone else […] [Read More]
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Boughton: get that man a tanning bed

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Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton might want to send Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels some SPF 85. The Republican had this quip on Twitter about Daniels, who delivered the GOP rebuttal to President Obama’s State of the Union tonight. [Read More]
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