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Rob Simmons actually voted for Linda

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Former U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons, who lost the GOP’s nomination and primary for U.S. Senate to wealthy wrestling executive Linda McMahon, was never able to fully get behind her candidacy. During the campaign he declined to state whether he would vote for her. Simmons told reporters after primary votes were counted August 10 he would […] [Read More]
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Growing grumbles about how Bysiewicz handling gov race vote

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An e-mail sent by Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz’s office to registrars across the state at 3:09 p.m. Wednesday, hours after her initial declaration that Democrat Dan Malloy had won the governor’s race, suggests her office was still scrambling to amass final, albeit unofficial, numbers. The e-mail, obtained by reporter Neil Vigdor of Hearst Connecticut Newspapers, […] [Read More]
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Malloy camp responds to AP withdrawing its call

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“We are aware what the AP is reporting, and we’re confident they’re wrong,” Dan Malloy’s campaign manager Dan Kelly said in a statement shortly before 11 p.m. “Their numbers for New Haven are wrong, and they’re leaving out a significant number of votes in Bridgeport. We remain confident that we are ahead by more than […] [Read More]
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AP reverses call of govs race, says Foley leads

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ABOVE: Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley addresses the media in Stamford Wednesday. Adding to the already stunning post-Election-Day drama in Connecticut, the Associated Press has issued an advisory reversing their call of the governor’s race, saying Foley has a 8,424 vote lead over Malloy: EDITORS: The Associated Press is withdrawing its call of Democrat Dan […] [Read More]
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Welcome to the Club: Dodd to Blumenthal

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Christopher Dodd, whose decision to vacate his seat at the end of his current term opened the door to Richard Blumenthal’s run for Senate, had this to say about the fellow Democrat’s victory over Linda McMahon: “I congratulate Attorney General Blumenthal on his election.  Having known Dick for over 30 years, I have no doubts […] [Read More]
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Malloy moving forward

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Democratic candidate Dan Malloy leaves the State Capitol after addressing the media in the Old Judiciary Committee Room in Hartford, Conn. on Wednesday November 3, 2010. Malloy has been declared the winner in the gubernatorial race by Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz. [Read More]
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The Fix Was In: Shays on Bridgeport’s ballot blunder

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    In an exclusive interview with Hearst Connecticut Newspapers, former U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays, R-Conn., didn’t mince his words Wednesday on widespread voting problems in Bridgeport that marred the governor’s race between Democrat Dan Malloy and Republican Tom Foley. Shays, who called the city home when he was a member of Congress and still […] [Read More]
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The precision that got Blumenthal in trouble over ‘Nam

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Democratic Senator-elect Richard Blumenthal’s opponents during his recently concluded campaign had a hard time swallowing his defense that on a few occasions he UNINTENTIONALLY said he served in Vietnam rather than stateside in the Marine Corps Reserves. The problem for his critics, including Republican opponent Linda McMahon, was the lack of proof he was a […] [Read More]
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