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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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Murphy’s delivers acceptance speech after sweeping cities

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Incumbent U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy easily won Waterbury, the hometown of Republican challenger Sam Caligiuri, making it a sweep of the district’s five big cities Tuesday. Unofficial results show Murphy taking Waterbury 76,526 to Caligiuri’s 59,349 votes. Shortly after 10:15 p.m., with 24 of the district’s 41 towns reporting, Murphy had 56 percent of the […] [Read More]
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Ned Lamont: Linda should have gone positive sooner

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Ned Lamont knows a thing or two about running a self-financed campaign for U.S. Senate. The Greenwich businessman/millionaire successfully challenged Democratic U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman in 2006, won their party’s primary, but lost the general election when Lieberman ran as a third party candidate. Lamont, who unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination for governor earlier this […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport not only area that runs out of ballots

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 Officials in Derby, Oxford and New Milford Tuesday reported running out of election ballots, forcing them to make paper copies to meet voter turnouts. The paper ballots then required a hand rather than machine count of some results, slowing the tabulation process. [Read More]
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Caligiuri camp is staying optimistic as Murphy’s lead continues to grow

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Campaign volunteers are encouraging people to stay optimistic as incumbent Democrat Chris Murphy’s lead over Republican Sam Caligiuri widens. “We’re still within 5,000 votes and Waterbury is still on the board,” one volunteer just said over the microphone. “We’ll look back and laugh at how nervous we were three hours ago.” The latest results showed […] [Read More]
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Democratic attorney general candidate George Jepsen optimistic

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Democratic attorney general candidate George Jepsen arrived about 9:45 p.m.  at The Society Room in Hartford. During a brief interview with reporters, Jepsen said he is optimistic about the early returns in the race, but he wants to see results from some of the larger cities before he declares victory. “It could be soon,” said […] [Read More]
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No local TV for GOP at Hyatt Regency

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Republicans who gathered at the Hyatt Regency in Old Greenwich on Tuesday night had to get their local election results from a smartphone, whether it was a BlackBerry, an iPhone, a Droid or some other device. As it turns out, the hotel’s television service is provided by DIRECTV, which doesn’t carry local TV stations — or their local election coverage. For those without Internet-capable phones at the Hyatt […] [Read More]
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