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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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Brass Bonanza

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Last time I was in a Hartford venue this hushed, the Whalers were still playing. [Read More]
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Malloy supporters hope their “ground” forces did the job

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Roy Occhiogrosso, a senior advisor to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dan Malloy, said he’s happy Bridgeport extended voting to 10 p.m. and speculated it could be good for his candidate because some voters may see returns on television and realize that they should go vote. “If that impacts turnout, that’s good for us,” Occhiogrosso said. Occiogrosso […] [Read More]
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Democrats in Hartford are anxiously awaiting results

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The banquet room at The Society room is quickly filling up with anxious supporters of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dannel Malloy. Most say they are remaining cautiously optimistic and are crowding around available television screens to watch the results slowly roll in. Some are even taking the opportunity to break out a few new moves on […] [Read More]
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McMahon wines and dines the faithful

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Premium bar: Johnnie Walker Red Label, Bailey’s and Crown Royal in case you were wondering. [Read More]
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“I will tell you it’s not over yet.”

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That’s the message from David Cappiello, McMahon’s campaign manager, to supporters here in Hartford. Cappiello updated the crowd on the election results, telling them that McMahon is leading Blumenthal in the 4th and 5th congressional districts, losing big in the 1st and 3rd and trailing in the 2nd. To give you an idea how poorly […] [Read More]
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