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Sen. Blumenthal’s old campaign manager back in familiar territory

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In 2010 Mindy Myers helped then-Attorney General Richard Blumenthal portray his opponent for U.S. Senate – Republican Linda McMahon – as a wealthy, out-of-touch candidate using her own fortune to try and buy public office. In terms of public service, Blumenthal had McMahon beat, having served as the state’s popular chief civil lawyer for two […] [Read More]
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Greenwich’s Lee Whitnum sues Norwich Bulletin over exclusion from debate

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Greenwich Democrat Lisa “Lee” Whitnum, who is either a.) the victim of a widespread and coordinated conspiracy by her party and the media going back several years to prevent her from ever being taken seriously as a candidate for office or b.) is overconfident in her own electability, is suing the Norwich Bulletin. According to the newspaper, Whitnum is angry […] [Read More]
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Bipartisan SPAM

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We get thousands of e-mails from political candidates and their surrogates here at Hearst Connecticut Newspapers. Some of them never make it to our computer screens or iPhones, however. They wind up in Internet purgatory — the dreaded junk mail folder– condemned to a bleak existence among male enhancement ads (translation, electile dysfunction)  and phishing […] [Read More]
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Bysiewicz nabs $273,000 in 4th quarter

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Former Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz, one of five Democrats seeking their party’s nomination for U.S. Senate, announced today that she raised $273,000 for her campaign during the final three months of 2011. Bysiewicz has cash on hand of about $890,000, according to her campaign. Official fundraising totals should soon be available for all […] [Read More]
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Is CT a Pepsi or Koch state?

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Brothers David and Charles Koch (pronounced Coke), billionaire oil barons who have become foils of President Obama and have played off the fervor of the Tea Party movement, are bringing their brand of conservatism to Connecticut. Who will win this taste test? Hearst Connecticut Newspapers looks at the group Americans for Prosperity. [Read More]
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2nd teachers union endorses Donovan as lawmakers tackle reforms

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The upcoming legislative session is supposed to focus in part on education reform, with Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy and new Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor leading the charge. But obviously the General Assembly is a crucial player as well. So it’s interesting to note the American Federation of Teachers today endorsed state House Speaker Christopher Donovan’s candidacy in […] [Read More]
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State of the Tong and Bysiewicz Senate campaigns

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Separate phone conferences held with reporters yesterday morning by former Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz and state Rep. William Tong of Stamford provided a glimpse into the state of their campaigns for the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination. The two – along with, I guess, out-of-nowhere candidate Matthew John Oakes - are competing with U.S. Rep. Chris […] [Read More]
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Where’d Chris Healy’s post about Shays and McMahon go?

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Earlier today immediate past-GOP Chairman Chris Healy posted a column on his blog, Make Blue Red. Chris was a very quotable guy when he was running the state Republicans and, agree or disagree with him, he’s also a good writer. This particular column took aim at former U.S. Rep. Chris Shays, who today launched a […] [Read More]
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