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WWE launches counteroffensive against Shays

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Hearst Connecticut Newspapers has obtained a copy of a letter sent today by World Wrestling Entertainment to Christopher Shays disputing some less-than-flattering statements recently made by former congressman about the company once run by his GOP Senate adversary Linda McMahon. [Read More]
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CT Delegation on bipartisan State of Union seating

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According to No Labels, the group pushing members of Congress to sit with a colleague from the rival party during Democratic President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday, four of Connecticut’s representatives are so far on board. The guys from Greenwich - Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Democratic Rep. Jim Himes - are on the fence along […] [Read More]
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Gov. Malloy rooting for Giants to win Super Bowl

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will be rooting for the New York Giants to beat the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl in two weeks, he said in an interview Monday morning with WCBS 880′s Pat Farnack. The Giants won 20-17 in overtime against the San Francisco Giants on Sunday, hours after the Patriots survived […] [Read More]
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McMahon rolls out website courting women

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After her lackluster showing in exit polling of female voters in the 2010 Senate election, Republican Linda McMahon is rolling out a new campaign website targeting women – www.womenforlinda.com The focal point is a photo of three generations of the women in McMahon’s family. From left to right: Stephanie McMahon Levesque, McMahon’s daughter; Evelyn Carson, […] [Read More]
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Shays banks $522K in 4th quarter

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Former Congressman Christopher Shays is trumpeting his fourth quarter fundraising numbers for his U.S. Senate candidacy, which were released today by his campaign. One of five Republicans running for the seat of retiring incumbent Joe Lieberman, Shays raised $422,145 from 749 individual donors. Shays and his wife Betsi also loaned the campaign $100,000 from their […] [Read More]
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Murphy campaign says candidate eager for several debates

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U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy’s campaign manager in an email today said his man is ready, willing and able to participate in at least six if not more debates with his opponents for the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination. Kenny Curran contacted me in response to claims made yesterday by Marc Bradley, who’s running state Rep. William […] [Read More]
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Some GOP candidates see votes in Keystone, forget CT fought Broadwater

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Democratic President Barack Obama’s decision Wednesday to reject the controversial Keystone XL pipeline in the middle of the country predictably drew criticism from some Republicans seeking higher office in Connecticut. The project was sought by TransCanada. Linda McMahon, who is seeking the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate, in a statement said, “Clearly in campaign mode, the President has decided to […] [Read More]
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Norwich Bulletin snags first Dem U.S. Senate debate

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March 3 is the agreed upon date that U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy, ex-Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz and state Rep. William Tong, D-Stamford will have their first debate. The three are vying for the Democratic Party nomination to run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by “independent Democrat” Joseph Lieberman of Stamford. The Norwich […] [Read More]
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