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Mr. Speaker: Himes subs for Pelosi

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    U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., channeled his inner Conan O’Brien just before midnight on Wednesday, subbing for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as the presiding officer of the chamber in front of skeleton crew of lawmakers. Himes occupied the speaker’s chair for nearly two hours while Republican lawmakers Glenn “GT” Thompson of Pennsylvania, Phil […] [Read More]
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Day 2 at the recount

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Counting has resumed at the City Hall Annex Tuesday morning. We have a fewer volunteers than we did on day 1. As a result, we are only able to have 2 groups of counters. As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, we have results from 4 of the precincts completed, which leaves 21 precincts plus the absentee […] [Read More]
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Recount underway

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By Tim Loh, Staff Writer The Bridgeport recount is now one hour underway, but we’re still waiting on the first results. First up: the City Hall voting district, 130-4. According to the moderator’s report, there were 278 votes cast at City Hall out of 892 eligible voters. The portion of that report that we’ve been […] [Read More]
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Second group of volunteers opening ballots

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The second group of volunteers is now counting a batch of ballots. [Read More]
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Preparing to recount the ballots

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The ballots are being brought in to the counting area and the moderator is explaining to the volunteers the process that will be used to recount the Bridgeport ballots from the November election. [Read More]
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Twitter lessons from Chris Dodd

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Do you follow U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd on Twitter? If so, you may have been surprised by a tweet sent from his account Thursday morning. U love torturing me w this sh*tless than a minute ago via txtSenator Chris DoddSenChrisDodd As noted by NBC Connecticut, nearly 13,000 followers were treated to the account’s first tweet […] [Read More]
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Malloy to appear on Face the State

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Check out Hearst Media Group investigative reporter Brian Lockhart’s preview to Malloy’s appearance on Face the State Sunday. Lockhart was among three invitees asked to interview the governor-elect, and he includes a few nuggets on his blog, Political Capitol, in advance of the airing, including this proclamation on the size of state government: “I think […] [Read More]
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Malloy totals still fluctuating. His margin of victory is now 6,805

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The vote totals keep changing as the smoke clears over town and city halls throughout the state. Governor-elect Dannel Malloy is now up to 567,678 and Republican Tom Foley has 560,873, according to new figures posted on the Secretary of the State’s website. That’s a 6,805 plurality. which is more than three times the 2,000-vote […] [Read More]
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