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Which campaign will be first to exploit Grott & Weigel closing?

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You just know politicians are dying to figure out how they can turn the Grote & Weigel sausage company closing to their advantage during this election year where the focus is on jobs/the economy. So which local pol or congressional candidate is going to be the first to let the dogs out, so to speak? R.I.P delicious […] [Read More]
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Refried beans: Chelsea Lately lampoons taco mayor

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Can you spot the celebrities in campaign finance reports?

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Those of us who spend election years sifting through candidates’ campaign finance reports know that special thrill of stumbling over celebrity, semi-celebrity and/or pseudo-celebrity donors. Here are some discoveries I made this afternoon… Saturday Night Live alum Jane Curtin of Sharon gave a small amount – $250 – of her Conehead cash to Democratic state House Speaker Chris Donovan’s bid to […] [Read More]
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Shays says he can take a punch, but from Iron Mike?

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WWE (formerly World Wrestling Entertainment) is inducting Iron Mike Tyson in its 2012 Hall of Fame class, an honor that will be bestowed upon the former heavyweight boxing champ-turned-Hangover star during WrestleMania XXVIII in Miami at the end of March. The Stamford-based wrestling conglomerate ballyhooed Tyson’s selection today on its website. No word yet on […] [Read More]
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Dems rebuke Meek and Obsitnik over missing financials

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State Democratic Chairwoman Nancy DiNardo today accused Republicans Steve Obsitnik and Chris Meek, both declared candidates in the 4th Congressional District represented by Democrat Jim Himes of Greenwich, of failing to file personal financial disclosure statements with the House Clerk in a timely fashion. “Either these guys think the rules don’t apply to them, or […] [Read More]
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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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