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Some GOP candidates see votes in Keystone, forget CT fought Broadwater

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Democratic President Barack Obama’s decision Wednesday to reject the controversial Keystone XL pipeline in the middle of the country predictably drew criticism from some Republicans seeking higher office in Connecticut. The project was sought by TransCanada. Linda McMahon, who is seeking the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate, in a statement said, “Clearly in campaign mode, the President has decided to […] [Read More]
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Norwich Bulletin snags first Dem U.S. Senate debate

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March 3 is the agreed upon date that U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy, ex-Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz and state Rep. William Tong, D-Stamford will have their first debate. The three are vying for the Democratic Party nomination to run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by “independent Democrat” Joseph Lieberman of Stamford. The Norwich […] [Read More]
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GOP field in 4th CD a little less “ornery”

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The field of would-be challengers of Democratic incumbent Jim Himes in the Fourth Congressional District contracted Thursday, with Darien Republican David Orner dropping out of the race. Orner’s exit leaves Chris Meek of Stamford and Steve Obsitnik of Westport as the two declared candidates in the race. Orner, 45,  is an executive with CIT Group […] [Read More]
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Gov Malloy will head to Davos for World Econ Forum

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Gov. Dannel Malloy this morning says he’s not a skier, but he’s been invited to next week’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The $4,500 cost to attend will be picked up by the UConn Foundation, but the invitation is worth about $50,000, which has been waived because he will be participating in three panels […] [Read More]
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Shays to declare formally Jan. 25

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Republican Chris Shays plans to make a formal announcement of his U.S. Senate candidacy next Wednesday, Shays disclosed on his Twitter account this evening. Shays has been running for some time, so the announcement has been widely expected. Here are the particulars, from his Facebook page: When Wednesday, January 25, 2012 Time 12:00pm until 1:00pm […] [Read More]
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Pols remember Dr. Mel

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A handful of Connecticut lawmakers have issued statements reacting to the death of Dr. Mel Goldstein, veteran WTNH Channel 8 meteorologist, from cancer: Governor Dannel Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman: “Dr. Mel was more than a meteorologist – with his charming character, warm smile and friendly personality, he became an icon in Connecticut and was loved by […] [Read More]
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Debicella to GOP: Not your fella in 2012

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Republican Dan Debicella  informed his supporters by e-mail today that he will not run again for Congress in 2012. The former state senator from Shelton fell short in his 2010 challenge of Democratic incumbent Jim Himes in the Fourth Congressional District, which covers most of Fairfield County and a sliver of New Haven County. Debicella, […] [Read More]
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Republicans will make a last-ditch pitch to the Supremes on new congressional map

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House Minority Leader Larry Cafero, R-Norwalk, is plotting strategy for the testimony being prepared for an imminent, but as yet unschdeuled hearing before the state Supreme Court on the new congressional map. Cafero and other GOP leaders are not happy that the Columbia University professor named as “special master” following the failure of the Reapportionment […] [Read More]
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