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  • Connecticut Campaign Weirdness: Garfield and New SuperPAC To Help An Anti-SuperPAC Candidate Named Murphy

    Connecticut Campaign Weirdness: Garfield and New SuperPAC To Help An Anti-SuperPAC Candidate Named Murphy
    You know we’ve reached a new stage of uber-weirdness when Connecticut’s former election law watchdog becomes a front-man for a new SuperPAC formed to raise millions of dollars for a candidate who allegedly hates SuperPACs. The former state...
  • 7/19/2012-Peter Schiff Warns Us Again..and Again

    7/19/2012-Peter Schiff Warns Us Again..and Again
    Peter Schiff occupied page one on Yahoo all day yesterday with his latest dire warning of economic doom. Schiff is a dynamic, personable guy who ran for the Senate in the Republican Primary here in Connecticut in 2010. The final results were Linda McMahon...
  • Linda McMahon Trounces Shays In GOP U.S. Senate Primary

    Linda McMahon Trounces Shays In GOP U.S. Senate Primary
    Linda McMahon, the former CEO of wrestling juggernaut WWE, once again won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, crushing former Congressman Christopher Shays by a 3-to-1 ratio. In her victory speech, McMahon laid out the themes she...
  • McMahon-Murphy Senate Fight Begins

    McMahon-Murphy Senate Fight Begins
    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...
  • Linda McMahon Pins Connecticut Senate Nomination

    Linda McMahon Pins Connecticut Senate Nomination
    Former wrestling executive Linda McMahon has won the Connecticut Senate nomination.  On Tuesday, McMahon defeated former U.S. Representative Christopher Shays in the Republican GOP Primary.  This is the second time McMahon has been chosen over a veteran...
  • Dems Dump Donovan, Republicans Bet On McMahon, and Maybe That's Why Connecticut is a Blue State

    Dems Dump Donovan, Republicans Bet On McMahon, and Maybe That's Why Connecticut is a Blue State
    With hindsight, the results of this week’s Connecticut primaries seem to fit the established patterns of both major parties in this state. Connecticut Primary Lesson No. 1: Democratic voters decided it wasn’t smart to choose a 5th...
  • Voters Pick Untainted Candidates

    Voters Pick Untainted Candidates
    Political party loyalists in Tuesday's primary elections sent a pretty clear message: We don't care if you're filthy rich, little known or spent your life in government — we can still vote for you. But extremists and candidates tainted by scandal?...
  • October Storm Hits Connecticut

    Nov 8 Some 18,000 Connecticut Light and Power customers were still without power midday Tuesday, most in the Simsbury area. About one-third of Simsbury was without electricity, as was a quarter of Avon and Farmington, and many in Granby, Canton,...
  • $50 Million For New Sandy Hook School, Mixed Martial Arts Pass In Legislature's Final Hours

    $50 Million For New Sandy Hook School, Mixed Martial Arts Pass In Legislature's Final Hours
    Legislators scrambled Wednesday to finish their work on the final day of the 2013 session – granting final approval for more than $2 billion in bond projects, allowing police to withhold crime-scene photographs of murder victims, and legalizing...
  • Lawsuit Over Regional Trash Agency Contract Provides Glimpse Into Capitol Communications

    A bitter lawsuit that charges favoritism and illegal lobbying provides a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes communications and inner workings of government at the state Capitol. The pitched battle between two high-profile Hartford Democrats has been...
  • Newtown, Other Gun Violence Victims To Have Strong Presence At State Of The Union Speech

    jlender@courant.com Much of the story at Tuesday night's State of the Union speech will be about Connecticut, from the Newtown massacre to Manchester, where bullets killed eight employees at Hartford Distributors in 2010, to Bridgeport, where a 3-year-...