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McMahon supporters say goodbye….

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Supporters of Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Linda McMahon reach out to shake her hand just before McMahon gave a concession speech at the Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford, Conn., Tuesday night, Nov. 2, 2010. Democrat Richard Blumenthal has been unofficially declared the winner. [Read More]
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Waiting and watching at Malloy’s headquarters

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Democratic supporters watch as late numbers come in on the gubernatorial race at Malloy’s headquarters at The Society Room. [Read More]
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The anatomy of loss: McMahon

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Linda McMahon’s poor showing in Connecticut’s 2nd congressional district is being blamed by one GOP strategist on former U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons, R-Stonington, whom the former WWE chief executive defeated in the August GOP primary. Simmons never really got behind McMahon in the general election campaign, which some Republicans saw as key to keeping it […] [Read More]
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The Life and Times of Matt Longobardi, Campaign Tracker

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Trackers are the folks hired by political campaigns to try to follow opponents around and video tape their public appearances in the hopes of capturing a “Macaca” moment. Matt Longobardi, 22, has since August been the tracker employed by the Connecticut Democratic Party to tail Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon. With the race over […] [Read More]
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Okay, everybody breathe…

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With polling hours extended because of a lack of ballots and a race in the 4th Congressional District that many predicted was too close to call, the mood at the Bridgeport Holiday Inn while not down didn’t always seem upbeat. Supporters of U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, who was seeking his second term in office, seemed […] [Read More]
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But first…

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U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, savoring his re-election to a second term serving the 4th Congressional District, told his supporters there was still a lot of work to do and it starts tomorrow. Until then, however, “Let’s have some fun!” the Democrat shouted. [Read More]
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Stamford’s Jim Shapiro, Blumenthal campaign vice-chair, on best/worst moments

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Retiring state Rep. Jim Shapiro, D-Stamford, was vice-chairman of Richard Blumenthal’s successful U.S. Senate campaign. Asked tonight while celebrating in a ballroom of the Hilton Hotel in Hartford what he considered the worst moment of the race, Shapiro said: “May was a difficult month for everyone.” That was when, shortly before the Democratic and Republican […] [Read More]
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Jepsen delivers acceptance speech for Attorney General

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Democrat George Jepsen delivers his acceptance speech for the attorney general seat at The Society Room on election night in Hartford, Conn. on Tuesday November 2, 2010. [Read More]
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