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DiNardo wants to meet with Whitnum over “whore” comment

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Greenwich Democrat Lee Whitnum’s description of U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy as a “whore” for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) during the finale of last night’s U.S. Senate debate has garnered plenty of media attention. Here’s video from debate sponsor NBC Connecticut: View more videos at: http://nbcconnecticut.com. This morning in an interview Nancy DiNardo […] [Read More]
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Rep. Murphy gets endorsement of CT’s biggest union

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It won’t be announced until tomorrow, but I’m told when the State Council of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) at noon announces which candidate the group has chosen for U.S. Senate, Chris Murphy’s their man. Murphy, who currently represents the 5th Congressional District, is vying for the Democratic Party’s nomination with former Secretary of […] [Read More]
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A dozen lawmakers sign up for “Long Island Sound Caucus.”

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Here’s the news release: “A 12-member, bipartisan group of Connecticut state legislators have teamed up to form the steering committee for the new Long Island Sound caucus that will address environmental, energy and economic issues impacting the Sound. The steering committee is comprised of six representatives and six senators. Caucus membership will be open to […] [Read More]
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Hey college students! Guess which U.S. Sen. candidates have college loans?

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U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy, the 5th District Democrat, does. Murphy mentioned he and his wife are still paying off their college loans today during a press event in Hartford urging his fellow federal lawmakers to unite to prevent a July 1 hike in Stafford loan interest rates. So I reached out to his two major rivals for the nomination […] [Read More]
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Ann Romney to visit Connecticut on eve of presidential primary

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Mitt Romney is sending his most reliable emissary to Connecticut the eve of its Republican presidential primary — the woman who could become the next first lady. Ann Romney, 62, will be the keynote speaker at the April 23 Prescott Bush Dinner, the state’s GOP’s premier fundraiser of the year, party Chairman Jerry Labriola Jr. […] [Read More]
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McMahon to release list of delegates on payroll

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They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. A week after former Congressman Christopher Shays pledged to release the names of GOP convention delegates on his payroll, fellow Republican Linda McMahon is committing to do the same. In an e-mail this morning  from her campaign manager Corry Bliss to supporters, the subject line […] [Read More]
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McMahon camp ballyhoos internal poll, scope limited to GOP voters

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A new poll commissioned by Linda McMahon shows the professional wrestling matriarch with a nearly a 20-point lead on former Congressman Christopher Shays among likely Republican primary voters. McMahon’s campaign manager Corry Bliss touted the results of the survey, which was conducted by GOP polling firm McLaughlin & Associates, in an e-mail Tuesday to supporters. […] [Read More]
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Malloy, quoting Robert Frost and channeling Upton Sinclair, takes reporters into his personal “Jungle”

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Gov. Dannel Malloy seemed upbeat in his noontime news conference with Capitol reporters. “There are miles to go before I sleep,” he said in apparent homage to poet Robert Frost, noting the 40-some-odd days left before the end of the legislative session and its accompanying deadline for a bill on education reforms. First he launched into […] [Read More]
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