| Aug 14, 2012
| 7:21 PM
With wide advantages in fundraising, endorsements, and the Democratic party's backing, Chris Murphy roared to victory Tuesday night over former Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz in the U.S. Senate primary.
With this win, Murphy, 39, solidified his...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 8:02 PM
The resounding primary victories by Linda McMahon and Chris Murphy on Tuesday will launch a fresh onslaught of political ads, arguments about the economy and a never-ending loop of attacks and rebuttals in what will be one of the nation's most closely...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 5:06 PM
The general election campaign for U.S. Senate was only hours old Wednesday when Republican Linda McMahon launched a robocall to 300,000 senior citizen households accusing Democratic rival Chris Murphy of voting to cut Medicare by $700 billion.
| Aug 17, 2012
| 10:46 AM
Let the hideous campaign ads begin! I'm not a registered Republican or Democrat. My attitude is hey, you folks in the different political parties figure it out and send us independents your choices.
Well, they've done just that. Let the games begin!...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 12:33 PM
I've heard some Republicans whining about my cartoons, that they're particularly cruel to the GOP. All I can say is thank you for noticing. I assume they're moaning about my treatment of Republicans in the Presidential campaign. I treat the Democrats in...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 12:53 PM
Chris Murphy's campaign for United States Senator reminds me of the Barbara Kennelly gubernatorial campaign back in the last century. Kennelly, the daughter of the late powerful Connecticut Democratic political boss John Bailey, served from 1982 until...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 5:03 AM
If there is one topic on which the candidates for U.S. Senate in Connecticut have most consistently confused voters, it is the issue of federal income taxes. And Republican Linda McMahon continues that trend with a television ad revisiting familiar ground...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 2:56 PM
ROCKY HILL — In a campaign that's been heavy on personal attacks and light on substance, the candidates for U.S. Senate got serious Sunday morning, tackling important issues such as federal spending, tax policy and Medicare.
But the first debate...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 3:55 PM
Linda McMahon last month won the backing of a prominent social conservative because the Republican U.S. Senate candidate "stuck to her guns" in support for the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
But after Sunday's debate, when McMahon reversed her position...
| Oct 15, 2012
Whether debates influence elections is being hotly, well, debated. This year, they well may.
A lackluster job by President Barack Obama in the Oct. 3 debate gave Republican Mitt Romney his first polling lead in a year — four points in the Pew...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 5:33 PM
On the campaign trail today, prepared statements have replaced free-wheeling press conferences, attack ads dominate and reporters are kept at a distance.
These highly scripted campaigns have more in common with reality TV than with politics of the past,...