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Q Poll: Shays Trails McMahon In GOP Primary, But Edging Closer–Shays Runs Stronger Against Dems

March 22nd, 2012 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, State Politics

From the Quinnipiac Poll: Former wrestling executive Linda McMahon leads former U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays 51 – 42 percent in the Republican primary for Connecticut’s U.S. Senate seat, but Shays runs better against possible Democratic candidates, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. This compares to a 50 – 35 percent McMahon lead September […]

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Mellow Mario, With A Fresh Two Years, Must Now Choose Between SuBy And Murphy

March 13th, 2012 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Ah, it was another love fest for Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa who was reelected by acclamation for another two-year term by the 90-member Democratic Town Committee Monday night at Mario’s Madison Avenue restaurant, the epicenter of city politics. Will someone please step up and start a good fight?

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Sylvester Salcedo’s ‘Political Cojones’–Heads To Mexico To Highlight Failed Drug War

February 14th, 2012 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Drug reform crusader and U.S. Senate candidate Sylvester Salcedo is taking a very long road trip Wednesday morning to Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, scene of recent drug cartel violence “to highlight the need to end the taboo against opening a serious, extended and thoughtful political debate about America’s 40-year Drug War which has had a devastating effect […]

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Forget The Legislative Session, It’s About Reelection

February 9th, 2012 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, State Politics

Beyond the usual give and take over issues and bill proposals advanced by lawmakers, the real drama for the new legislative session is how members of the city’s state delegation, all Democrats, position themselves for reelection. State Senator Ed Gomes has not announced if he will seek reelection.

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As Shays Smiles, WWE Response Undercuts McMahon

January 24th, 2012 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

Every time operatives for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon respond to her primary opponent Chris Shays filleting her for peddling porn and body bags during her association with wrestling giant WWE, they’re doing the former congressman a favor. He’ll take that give and take any day. All it does is bolster his argument questioning her electability […]

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Shays Reports Campaign Cash

January 20th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

Former Congressman Chris Shays reports he has raised more $500,000 including a $100k loan in his quest to win the U.S. Senate seat of a retiring Joe Lieberman. Shays is expected to face deep-pocketed Linda McMahon in an August Republican primary. Brian K. Hill, a Hartford attorney, is also running as a Republican. Democratic candidates include […]

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Knock, Knock, Searching For Himes’ GOP Opponents–The McMahon/Shays Factor

January 8th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

Congressman Jim Himes must be feeling pretty good about his reelection chances. That prehistoric noise you just heard came from Republican operatives who want to vanquish Himes from office. And that’s the point–why aren’t his opponents making noise?

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SuBy Shows Murphy Strategy, Sharpens Teeth Against Special Interests

December 8th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

Former Connecticut Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz today provided a strong hint about her U.S. Senate primary strategy against Democratic frontrunner Congressman Chris Murphy: barbecue special interests, run as a party outsider. SuBy has a history of waging primaries, it’s how she became the state’s top elections official. She released her “Accountability plan to […]

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