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Poli-sci-fi: the Stanley Kubrick of CT-Sen 2012

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Marty Scorcese isn’t exactly quaking in his boots. But Connecticut’s acrimonious GOP nominating race for U.S. Senate has its unofficial cinematographer. His name is Joe Visconti, a West Hartford Republican who twice ran for Congress and is supporting Chris Shays over Linda McMahon — in case you couldn’t tell. Visconti is branching out into the […] [Read More]
Categories: General

And just like that Santorum sucks any fun out of CT’s GOP primary

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Rick Santorum had written off the blue Northeast in his continued losing battle with ex-Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney for the GOP presidential nomination. But the fact he was still in the race and generating national headlines at least made our April 24 primary a bit more interesting and helpedĀ convince Romney to make a brief campaign […] [Read More]
Categories: General

A Romney victory lap in Connecticut

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BREAKING NEWS: While Mitt Romney’s scheduled visit to Hartford Wednesday might induce some yawns from political junkies now that the former Massachusetts governor is the presumptive Republican nominee for president, state GOP Chairman Jerry Labriola Jr. said that Rick Santorum’s decision to suspend his campaign Tuesday doesn’t steal the thunder of the upcoming April 24 […] [Read More]
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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]
Categories: General

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]
Categories: General

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