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Beam Me Up Scotty

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Another name that the prognosticators and talking heads can throw out there for U.S. Senate in 2012: Republican L. Scott Frantz. Elected in November to a second term in the state Senate’s 36th District, which encompasses Greenwich and parts of Stamford and New Canaan, a coy Frantz didn’t exactly deny his interest in a bid […] [Read More]
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Senate 2012: Who might run?

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Hold the bacon, please

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The words senator and pork-barrel seem to go hand in hand. But Joe Lieberman doesn’t dig on swine — think of the scene from the movie “Pulp Fiction.”  An orthodox Jew, the senator follows a strict kosher diet, unbeknownst to some of his constituents. One of my favorite Lieberman anecdotes was during one of his […] [Read More]
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POTUS chimes in on Lieberman’s retirement

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You’ll recall that Joe Lieberman supported Republican John McCain over Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election. The White House press office just released the following statement from President Obama on Lieberman: Statement by the President on Senator Lieberman’s Retirement “I want to congratulate Senator Joe Lieberman on an extraordinary career in public service.  Joe […] [Read More]
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Joe, “Is that your final answer?”

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Joe Lieberman opened his news conference Wednesday with a moment of levity, drawing comparisons between himself and Greenwich’s own Regis Philbin, who announced his retirement plans from show business a day earlier. “It’s not easy on the spouses, and Hadassah said to me, ‘Joey, how long are you going to stay in the Senate?’ I […] [Read More]
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Viggie in action

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Greenwich Time reporter Neil Vigdor posts live updates as Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman announces his decision not to seek another term at the Stamford Marriott Wednesday afternoon. [Read More]
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Fedele’s trial balloon

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Former Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele of Stamford, whose personal story as an Italian immigrant-turned-self-made millionaire businessman made him the morning line favorite in last year’s GOP gubernatorial race, one in which he was eventually overtaken by Tom Foley, confirms he is intrigued by the prospect of running for U.S. Senate in 2012. “Look I’ve been […] [Read More]
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Linda McMahon: All options on the table, including 2012 Senate

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Linda McMahon, whose named has been bandied about as a suitor for Joe Lieberman’s seat, released a statement through a PR firm today on the senator’s impending retirement and her own political future. “Senator Lieberman deserves our respect and appreciation for bring a strong, independent and principled voice to Washington,” McMahon said. “While running for […] [Read More]
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