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Primary day begins at Marin School in Bridgeport

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Primary Day has begun at the Marin School, the polling location for the 137-01 district on the city’s East Side. Only two voters have been at the polls since they opened at 5:45. The Democratic Primary for Mayor is between on incumbent Bill Finch and challenger Mary-Jane Foster. It was originally schedule for earlier this […] [Read More]
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NJ Gov. Christie cancels visit to hedge fund summit in Greenwich

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A day after Dannel Malloy addressed the Global Alpha Forum, a hedge fund summit at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich, Malloy’s New Jersey nemesis Chris Christie was scheduled to give the same group an audience this morning. Christie was a no show at the event, however. The governor’s office says Christie is attending a private funeral […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Murphy tweets: Canadians are very unhappy with me

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As Toronto Star columnist Tim Harper points out, U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy (D-5) is far from a household name in Canada. But Murphy woke up Friday morning to find that Harper, and in turn many other Canadians, are not too pleased with him. “This morning I learn that Canadians are VERY unhappy with me,” Murphy […] [Read More]
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Thornton and Herbst agree to debate

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TRUMBULL – Democratic First Selectman candidate Mary Beth Thornton called on current first selectman Tim Herbst to commit to a series of debates in the next few weeks in a press release Thursday. “I’m ready to meet her face to face to debate our competing philosophies, and I would put my record as first selectman […] [Read More]
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Blumenthal mum on future of the Big East, UConn — for now

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Remember what happened the last time a Big East school decided to hit the eject button on the conference? Democrat Richard Blumenthal, then attorney general of Connecticut, initiated a lawsuit against Boston College, its athletic director and four officials from the Atlantic Coast Conference, accusing them of a “backroom conspiracy to try to destroy the […] [Read More]
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McMahon announcing Senate candidacy

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Greenwich resident and 2010 GOP Senate nominee Linda McMahon is scheduled to formally announce her 2012 Senate candidacy today at an event in Southington. Follow Hearst Connecticut Media Group political reporter Neil Vigdor for live updates throughout the day. [Read More]
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Trumbull first selectman challenger announces fiscal platform

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TRUMBULL – (press release) Trumbull Democratic First Selectman candidate Mary Beth Thornton today outlined her plan for the town’s financial stability, calling for long-term structural change, an examination of internal processes, and the commissioning of a comprehensive analysis by outside experts to make recommendations for long-term structural change. “It’s time to develop and adopt a […] [Read More]
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Lieberman talkin’ bout a revolution?

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Moments after joining 36 fellow Senators to announce the new bipartisan “super committee” that will look for spending cuts, entitlement reform and tax reform, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) took to Twitter, comparing the group’s intentions to those who led Democratic revolutions in Arab nations this spring. “Maybe we 36 began a Washington Spring today,” Lieberman […] [Read More]