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Q Poll: McMahon Takes GOP Lead, Dick Rocks, Barack’s State Approval Drops To Lowest Level

March 17th, 2010 · 8 Comments · State Politics

From The Q Poll: Former wrestling executive Linda McMahon, surging from a 10-point deficit two months ago, now leads former U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons 44 – 34 percent in the Republican primary for the Connecticut U.S. Senate contest, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

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Himes: Donate Rangel Money, Plus: Candidate Inventory, Are You Spinning?

February 26th, 2010 · 18 Comments · State Politics

Update: News release from Congressman Jim Himes: Himes Gives Back Rangel Campaign Contributions Washington, D.C. – Following a ruling against Ways & Means Committee Chairman Charlie Rangel (NY-15) by the House Ethics Committee, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) announced that he will donate to charity the contributions Mr. Rangel made to his campaign.

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Colapietro Needs A 12-Step Program For Whiners; Schiff Talks Financial Crisis

February 22nd, 2010 · 10 Comments · State Politics

State Senator Tom Colapietro is full of suds (and himself).

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Who’s The Real Exploitation Champ, McMahon Or Simmons? Plus: Mayor’s Health Director Search, And Jodi’s Jail Update

February 10th, 2010 · 15 Comments · Development and Zoning, State Politics

When it comes to voting women play hard to get. Such teasers. That means they break late deciding the candidate of their choice. Every time I was involved in a campaign it was inevitable, in the days before voting women I did not know trooped into headquarters with a barrage of questions: Where does Joe […]

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Dodd’s Dough, Kohut’s Calling, Linda’s Lion, Musto’s Magic, Meet Malloy

January 18th, 2010 · 25 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Chris Dodd has at least two million clams left in the campaign account of his U.S. Senate seat for which he’ll not seek reelection. What to do with it? Give it back to those jolly corporations that plied him with dough through the decades? Nah. Give it to candidates? Possibly. Give it to charity? Could be. Hey, […]

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Polls, The Barack Factor For Himes, Plus: Jepsen Challenges SuBy

January 14th, 2010 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, National Politics, State Politics

Update, new Q polls Ronald Reagan’s polling numbers after two years as president showed he was toast. Then the economy rebounded and he croaked his Democratic opponent Walter Mondale in 1984. Bill Clinton’s polling numbers after two years were dicey as well. Then the economy soared. And he dispatched his Republican opponent Bob Dole in 1996. But […]

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Debating Jodi’s Jail, Plus: State Reps Tear Into Governor, And Blumenthal Takes Polling Lead

January 8th, 2010 · 77 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Weekend Update: Ticking, ticking, ticking. The clock is ticking. Since we’re time sensitive at OIB we’ve decided to show a time clock–Bill’s Deadline for Jodi’s Jail–so we can all stay focused to meet the governor’s marching orders to present an appropriate alternative location for a juvenile detention center for girls. You know how I feel, stick […]

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How Does Bridgeport Fit In? Where To Place The Jail?

January 7th, 2010 · 37 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, State Politics

I’m dizzy. I’ve lost track of the various candidates and potential state ticket configurations in the 24 hours since Chris Dodd’s sayonara announcement and Dick Blumenthal’s entry to fill his seat. Will we see a Mac-Dick race come November? Probably, but politics is a weird business. Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon has an ocean of money to […]

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