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Wieland jumps into 4th CD race

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The 4th Congressional District picked up a late entrant today — Redding Republican Richard Wieland. Wieland, 80, formally announced his candidacy on the green in Redding, according to state GOP Chairman Jerry Labriola Jr., who was in attendance for the announcement. According to a biography on Wieland’s campaign website, he has a background in aerospace, […] [Read More]
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Malloy reflects on eve of second budget address

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, speaking this afternoon to reporters at CCSU: “We have traversed a tremendous amount of territory in the last 13 months, going from a state where we had the largest per-capita deficit in the nation, to a point where we established our means and we’re going to live within them. I have said […] [Read More]
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Tong weighs in on Hoekstra ad, wants apology

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State Rep. William Tong, D-Stamford, who is seeking his party’s nomination for U.S. Senate, is out today with a reaction to the controversial Super Bowl ad aired by Michigan Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra. The ad depicts a young Asian woman and apparently refers to American jobs being shipped to China, although China is not mentioned. […] [Read More]
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Conservative Yankee Institute poll: Obama beats Romney by 13 points; Malloy approval at 51 percent

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The Yankee Institute’s poll of 500 “likely” Connecticut voters has found that President Obama would defeat Mitt Romney 50-37 percent; US Rep. Chris Murphy has a 49-40 percent edge over Republican Linda McMahon in a US Senate scenario, while Chris Shays would lose to Murphy by 45-39 percent. The poll, released in the Capitol a […] [Read More]

A lesson in CT geography from Linda McMahon

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I was born and raised in Connecticut and – until today - unaware or did not remember we have a Scotland. But thanks to Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon’s campaign, now I know/remember. Former Scotland First Selectman Clark Stearns was among the latest group of officials to endorse McMahon’s bid for the GOP nomination, according to […] [Read More]
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Brian K. Hill channels Rodney Dangerfield

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No respect, no respect. That’s the message coming out of Republican Brian K. Hill’s U.S. Senate campaign. A former Judge Advocate General’s Corps officer, Hill is once again making a case: to be included in the GOP Senate debates with frontrunners Linda McMahon and Christopher Shays. Hill’s campaign spokesman Chip Jones issued this statement today: […] [Read More]
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Follow that star, Chris Donovan

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From state House Speaker Chris Donovan’s, D-Meriden congressional campaign: MERIDEN, CT – The Bethlehem Democratic Town Committee announced their support for Democratic candidate for the Fifth Congressional District Chris Donovan Wednesday night in Bethlehem.    [Read More]
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Just cancel the conventions and hold the primary, already!

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The Democrats’ convention is still three months away (May 12)… … but all three of the party’s major U.S. Senate contenders – even fundraising front-runner U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy – are already looking ahead to an August primary. From recent interviews with Murphy, ex-Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz, and Stamford state Rep. William Tong: Bysiewicz: “I’ve […] [Read More]
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