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Different candidate, same playbook?

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Former U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons, who lost a three-way GOP Senate primary to Linda McMahon in 2010, spent much of that campaign railing against WWE (formerly World Wrestling Entertainment) under McMahon and the company’s treatment of its wrestlers. Fast forward to 2012, and Simmons has not only endorsed Chris Shays over McMahon in this year’s […] [Read More]
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Sure Shays backed Lieberman. So did McMahon and rest of the GOP

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It’s fun to see ex-Republican Chairman Chris Healy get real now that he no longer has to play the role of honest broker among party candidates. Today on his blog – Make Blue Red – Healy has some interesting thoughts on ex-U.S. Rep. Chris Shays’ candidacy for U.S. Senate. (UPDATE: For some reason the links to Healy’s […] [Read More]
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“Poor, disabled, gay, crime victim” staking out “the middle” in U.S. Senate race

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Matthew John Oakes of East Hartford says he has entered the three-way race for the Democratic Party’s U.S. Senate nomination. Oakes announced on January 14 but just got around today to sending our Hearst newspaper empire an email. I can’t be insulted because it doesn’t appear – at least after a Google search – that anyone else […] [Read More]
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Boughton: get that man a tanning bed

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Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton might want to send Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels some SPF 85. The Republican had this quip on Twitter about Daniels, who delivered the GOP rebuttal to President Obama’s State of the Union tonight. [Read More]
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Lieberman’s response to SOTU

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Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., just released this statement on the State of the Union, his final. “Now that we have heard the President’s State of the Union message, Congress should not let this year pass without taking serious action on the greatest threat to our nation’s economic recovery – the ever-growing deficit. For at least […] [Read More]
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Himes encourages colleagues to find common ground

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Congressman Himes calls on colleagues to look for opportunities to find common ground in the priorities the President lays out in his State of the Union speech. [Read More]
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Bysiewicz camp still pushing Murphy, Romney tax issue

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Ex-Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz in a teleconference tomorrow will continue to blame Democratic U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy, one of her opponents for their party’s U.S. Senate nomination, for enabling monied Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney to cut his tax bill. Bysiewicz in a statement yesterday said Murphy in 2010 protected a loophole used by Romney and […] [Read More]
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