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Linda breaks her silence: What’s $50 mil?

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Linda McMahon emerged from her witness protection-like vanishing act Monday to give Hearst Connecticut Newspapers one of her first interviews since losing to Democrat Richard Blumenthal in Connecticut’s bitter Senate contest. A one-woman stimulus package for political consulting, direct mail and television advertising industries, McMahon said she she no second thoughts about spending $50 million […] [Read More]
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Down for the count, err recount: Republicans fault election law

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Much to the chagrin of Republicans, who are licking their wounds after Tom Foley’s concession to Dan Malloy in the governor’s race today, Connecticut’s election law only provides for an automatic recount if the margin of victory is less than one half of 1 percent of the total votes cast or 2,000 votes — whichever […] [Read More]
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Boughton wishes Malloy well

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Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, reached by cell phone this afternoon in Hartford, said he is fine with returning to Danbury as mayor as his running mate announced that the Republican team would not be filing a court challenge to the election outcome. In fact, Boughton said, he intends to run for another term as mayor […] [Read More]
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Foley won’t seek legal challenge of election results

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley has just announced he will not seek legal action to challenge election results. He concedes the election to Democrat Dannel Malloy. Foley said he’s convinced that a challenge of photocopied ballots – including those in Bridgeport – “would not change” the outcome of the election. [Read More]
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Vote totals change again. Malloy: 566,671. Foley 560,861

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The totals have revised upwards on the secretary of the state’s website. Democrat Dan Malloy now has a 5,810-vote margin over Republican Tom Foley. [Read More]
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Healy wants probe of Bridgeport vote

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By Ken Dixon HARTFORD — Republican Party State Chairman Chris Healy says there were enough election irregularities in Bridgeport to justify a federal investigation. He says that if Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley, who lost a narrow race to Democrat Dan¬†Malloy, doesn’t ask the U.S. Attorney’s Office for a probe, then he will. An overwhelming […] [Read More]
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Tom Foley will decide Monday what he wants to do with the 5,637-vote shortfall

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley has scheduled a 1 p.m. news conference in Hartford Monday to discuss his plans on whether he will contest his apparent 5,637-vote loss to Democrat Dannel Malloy. ¬†Foley will discuss the election irregularities that he and Republicans found over the weekend. The event will be held in the lobby of […] [Read More]
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Monday Morning Quarterbacking with Schiff, Simmons

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Both one-time Republican candidates for U.S. Senate believe they would have performed better against Democrat Richard Blumenthal than their party’s nominee, Linda McMahon. Our story. [Read More]
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