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MSNBC highlights Tong’s candidacy

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State Rep. William Tong’s, D-Stamford campaign for his party’s U.S. Senate nomination is promoting the candidate’s recent appearance on MSNBC. It’s always interesting to see the national media focus on a Connecticut politician other than Sen. Joseph Lieberman, the “independent Democrat” from Stamford that Tong and others are vying to replace. The segment focuses heavily […] [Read More]
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Unless Congress acts, 70,000 Connecticut families face higher student loan interest rates

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More than 70,000 Connecticut students face higher interest rates on college loans they receive after July 1 if Congress fails to act. The White House today implored lawmakers to continue to fund the government-subsidized Stafford loan program that offers college students an interest rate of 3.4 percent on their loans. If Congress doesn’t act, the […] [Read More]
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Get ready to ride to work during National Bike Month

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  Here’s today’s news release: “With May designated as National Bike Month and May 18 as National Bike to Work Day, Bike Walk Connecticut is taking the lead to encourage bike commuting.  Bike commuting reduces vehicle traffic, avoids pollution, saves gas–and burns calories!  Bike to Work Day is May 18 Bike Walk Connecticut is helping […] [Read More]
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Bysiewicz so far has “middle classiest” tax returns

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We’ve seen Republican U.S. Senate candidate Chris Shays’ tax returns. We’ve seen Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Chris Murphy’s. Now one of Murphy’s opponents for the party’s nomination – ex-Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz – has released her information. Some points of interest: 1. Bysiewicz and her husband, David Donaldson, took in $116,722 from their Bysiewicz-Donaldson […] [Read More]
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As NAACPs plan redistricting suit, Bridgeport notifying voters of changes

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The clock’s ticking for the state and Bridgeport branches of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to file a lawsuit halting boundary changes to some of the city’s legislative districts. NAACP officials after meeting and deciding to move ahead last Thursday night acknowledged if they don’t act by May 1 a court will be more reluctant […] [Read More]
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U.S. Rep. Murphy releases tax returns

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Details below as described by Democratic U.S. Rep. Murphy’s Senate campaign in an email accompanying the documents. Ex-U.S. Rep. Chris Shays, who is seeking the GOP nomination for Senate, released his returns yesterday. Murphy’s major opponents for his party’s nomination – Susan Bysiewicz and William Tong – have said they too will make the information […] [Read More]
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Fedele cuts video for Shays touting his electability

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Christopher Shays is out with a new video testimonial, courtesy of former Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele. The two Republicans go back more than two decades, with Fedele having represented the same 147th General Assembly District (Stamford) as Shays in Hartford. The video is a clear attempt by Shays to burnish his credentials among Republican primary […] [Read More]
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Bishops upset with Dem Senate candidates over abortion answer

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Face the State host Dennis House, who invited me to participate in yesterday’s live debate between the five Democrats vying for the U.S. Senate nomination, this evening reported the Catholic Bishops of Connecticut are upset over the candidates’ responses to an abortion question. Here’s what I asked of the five contenders, beginning with U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy of the […] [Read More]
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