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  • Bridgeport's Missing Republican Votes (over half of CT's traditional GOP voters were no shows)

    11/15/2010 8:31:49 AM PST · by WebFocus · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/15/2010 | Peter Raymond
    Where did all the Republican votes go in Bridgeport, Connecticut? Either over half of the traditional Republican voters in gubernatorial elections were no-shows on November 2 or the Constitution State's most populous city...lost its constitution. Bridgeport is certainly not the sort of idyllic Norman Rockwell town found throughout most of Connecticut. It has long endured political corruption and patronage, high rates of poverty and crime, a shrinking economy, a  declining population, and more recently, an infestation of radical progressive groups such as ACORN, AFL-CIO, WFP, and SEIU. Bridgeport did not earn the nickname "Chicago of the East" for nothing. Despite its...
  • Bag of Uncounted Ballots Found in Bridgeport

    11/05/2010 8:27:35 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 141 replies · 2+ views
    www.nbcconnecticut.com ^ | 11-05-10 | BY Bob Connors
    In what has become one of the stranger twists in an already bizarre Governor's race, a bag of uncounted ballots was found in Bridgeport Thursday night. Republican officials were approached by Democratic operatives and told about the surprise ballot bag, according to Bridgeport GOP Chairman Marc Delmonico. “It adds to the inconsistencies from the Democratic Party in Bridgeport. It just keeps adding to it,” said Delmonico. “There’s nothing odd about it; there’s certainly nothing missing about it,” said Ed Maley, a representative for the Democratic Party. Delmonico said Democrats asked to have several people deputized to count the uncounted ballots,...
  • Bridgeport Vote Appears To Give Governor's Race To Malloy (Dems Sweep CT)

    11/05/2010 5:28:58 AM PDT · by raybbr · 34 replies
    Courant.com ^ | 11/5/2010 | CHRISTOPHER KEATING, CHRISTINE DEMPSEY and JON LENDER
    Democrat Dannel Malloy appears to have gained enough votes in Bridgeport to win the race for governor. Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch announced the totals at a press conference around 6:20 a.m., after elections workers there tallied votes through the night. The Bridgeport vote went for Malloy, with 17,800 votes to Republican Tom Foley's 4,075 votes. That margin of 13,725 appears to be enough to overcome the 8,409-vote lead that Foley held before the Bridgeport votes were counted. If the numbers hold up, Malloy will have won the race by a margin of 5,316. The total does not include fewer than...
  • GOV RACE DRAMA CONTINUES (Foley in CT - 13 minutes ago)

    11/04/2010 7:19:39 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 9 replies
    thedailystamford.com ^ | 10/4/2010 | Felicia Hunter
    UPDATE: The Associated Press reversed itself on Thursday morning and declared Tom Foley the winner of the governor's race. Official results are expected to be released during the day. Details to follow. The twists and turns of the Connecticut governor's race kept coming Wednesday afternoon. And they continued into the night, with The Associated Press withdrawing its call of Democrat Dan Malloy as the winner. The switch came after the AP reported that its own count had Republican Tom Foley ahead by more than 8,000 votes with 98.5 percent of the precincts reporting. ... With wife Leslie standing by his...
  • GOP scratching heads over Debicella's early concession (R) leads CT 4 vote count with 83% in)

    11/04/2010 8:31:08 AM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 20 replies
    Norwalk News - The Hour ^ | November 4, 2010 | Norwalk News - The Hour
    Some Republicans were scratching their heads Wednesday morning over Republican Dan Debicella's concession speech to incumbent Democrat Jim Himes
  • AP Switches! Now Calling CT Gov Race for Foley(R)!!!

    11/03/2010 8:16:45 PM PDT · by kidd · 136 replies
    Just announced on channel 3 (CBS affiliate)
  • CT GOV: Foley (R) 533,197 49% Malloy (D) 531,567 49% (93% reporting)(RAT judge may give D win)

    11/03/2010 9:03:15 AM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 30 replies
    Hartford Courant/AP ^ | 11/3/2010 | Hartford Courant/AP
    Governor - General Total 699/751 Malloy (D) 531,567 49% Foley (R) 533,197 49% Marsh (I) 16,686 2%
  • Problems in Connecticut, precincts running out of ballots, polls may stay open until 10PM

    11/02/2010 5:10:52 PM PDT · by library user · 19 replies · 1+ views
    WTNH ^ | 11/02/2010 | Staff
    Hartford, Conn. (WTNH) - With all 23 voting precincts in Bridgeport running out of ballots, Mayor Bill Finch is asking the secretary of the state to keep the polls open until 10pm. The John Winthrop School ran out of ballots not just once, but twice. We're told the crowd got a little rowdy and police were called in as a precaution. It was a similar problem at Central High where they also ran out of ballots. Around 7pm, News 8's Bob Wilson says hundreds were in line waiting to cast their ballot. Some decided not to wait and left. Also...
  • (CT) Hartford and Bridgeport Polls Run Out Of Ballots

    11/02/2010 3:51:28 PM PDT · by LoneGOPinCT · 33 replies
    WFSB 3 News | 02 November, 2010 | LoneGOPinCT
    Title was the report. Polling places in Hartford and Bridgeport have reported that they ran out of ballots. How does a polling place run out of ballots? Is there not a list with the number of registered voters in the district and wouldn't they have that number on hand? The Secretary of State has instructed them to print more ballots. Just seems odd and worthy of attention. Or am I being too cynical?
  • Fox Projects Rubio the winner in Florida, Blumenthal the winner in Connecticut

    11/02/2010 5:15:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Fox News | 11/02/2010
    Just heard it a minute ago.
  • Two Democrats Trail in Latest Poll (CT)

    10/29/2010 9:09:32 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 42 replies · 1+ views
    NBC ^ | 29 Oct 2010 | BY Bob Connors
    Two of Connecticut's Democratic Congressmen are in dead heats in a new poll with just days to go before Election Day. 5th District Congressman Chris Murphy is trailing his Republican challenger Sam Caliguiri by a slim margin in the poll conducted by the Merriman River Group. Caliguri has 46.9 percent of the vote to Murphy's 45.5 percent, according to the poll commissioned by CT Capitol Report. The poll does have some good news for Murphy, who is seeking his third term in Congress. "It appears that Representative Chris Murphy has closed the gap in recent days," the poll's director Matthew...
  • Connecticut voters can wear WWE gear

    10/27/2010 10:00:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 10/27/10 | Andy Barr
    Conn. voters can wear WWE gearAndy Barr – Wed Oct 27, 12:06 pm ET Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz says her office never tried to prohibit voters from wearing WWE apparel within 75 feet of a polling place. Vince McMahon, head of the WWE and husband of Connecticut Republican Senate nominee Linda McMahon, filed a lawsuit earlier this week amid reports that the state would encourage election officials to cover up the wrestling federation’s logo if worn at polling places. Last week, a spokesman for the secretary of state indicated that campaign workers may “cover up a hat, a...
  • Connecticut slapdown

    10/28/2010 3:19:29 AM PDT · by Scanian · 5 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 27, 2010 | George F. Will
    GREENWICH, CONN. IT has been said that American politics and professional wres tling share a paucity of honest emotions. But Linda McMahon, who as CEO built World Wrestling Entertainment into a billion-dollar company, might think comparing wrestling to politics insults wrestling. As she seeks the Senate seat being vacated by Chris Dodd, she says the honesty deficit concerns not emotions but facts. Her Democratic opponent, Richard Blumenthal, who served six years in the Legislature, has been Connecticut's attorney general for 20 years, so he knows how to parse sentences. Yet his penchant for (to be polite) tactical imprecision goes beyond...
  • Connecticut DEM POS bans WWE garb at vote (Dem voter suppression)

    10/22/2010 7:42:48 PM PDT · by Dengar01 · 66 replies
    WWE.com ^ | 10/22/2010 | WWE.com
    STAMFORD, Conn. – The right for World Wrestling Entertainment fans to vote was threatened Friday by Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz, who gave the authority to local poll workers to determine that if anyone shows up to the polls on November 2 wearing any WWE merchandise, whether it is a John Cena T-shirt or a Randy Orton wristband, they may be forced to go home and change, cover it up, or take it off in order to vote. “Denying our fans the right to vote, denying them their First Amendment rights, regardless if they are Democrat, Republican or Independent,...
  • McMahon steps up pace in Connecticut race - Republican makes gains on her rival

    08/27/2010 3:48:13 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 26, 2010 | Kara Rowland
    Connecticut's off-again, on-again Senate race has bedeviled prognosticators, but Republican nominee Linda McMahon has now firmly forced the seat back into the competitive column by making it a referendum on the character of Democratic rival and longtime state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal. Mrs. McMahon has whittled down what had once seemed like an insurmountable 40 percentage-point deficit to 10 points by questioning Mr. Blumenthal's credibility on his military service and now on his campaign finances. The Blumenthal camp insists the Democrat's 20-year record of going after tobacco firms and pharmaceutical companies will win over voters in the end. It's still...
  • Connecticut is ready to rumble

    08/15/2010 3:27:43 AM PDT · by Scanian · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 15, 2010 | MAUREEN CALLAHAN
    Of this season’s crazy, contentious, wide-open Senate races — in Ohio, Florida, California, Arizona, Nevada — none is as wild as what’s going on in Connecticut. In one corner: Democrat Richard Blumenthal, 64, state attorney general since 1991 and favored to win, up by over 40 points in the polls until this spring, when he was caught lying about having served in Vietnam. In the opposing corner: Republican Linda McMahon, 61, until last fall the CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), billionaire and political neophyte. Since spending $22 million of her fortune, McMahon beat out GOP contenders Peter Schiff (campaign...
  • McMahon takes GOP Senate primary in Connecticut

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Linda McMahon of Connecticut, the former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, easily won the Republican Senate nomination Tuesday night, joining the nationwide roster of political outsiders who will carry the GOP banner into the fall campaign.
  • Veterans on Blumenthal: It’s about ‘stolen valor’ (Trumpower attacks POW network)

    05/23/2010 6:33:38 PM PDT · by Brugmansian · 20 replies · 925+ views
    The New Haven Register ^ | May 23 2010 | Ed Stannard, Register Metro Editor
    Standing on the stage with Blumenthal last week at a Veterans of Foreign Wars post in West Hartford was another vet who has been caught up in accusations that he claims medals he did not earn . . . “If I claimed to have a Bronze Star, you can lock me up right now, because it’s called ‘stolen valor,’” referring to a federal law passed in 2006 . . . A group called the POW Network has posted a photo of Trumpower wearing the ribbon, but Trumpower said he wore it once, in honor of his late Uncle Jimmy at...
  • Cokie Roberts: Blumenthal should quit

    05/23/2010 11:26:26 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 1,078+ views
    The Hill ^ | 5/23/10 | Jordan Fabian
    ABC News analyst Cokie Roberts said Sunday that Connecticut Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal (D) should end his campaign over his misstatements about his Vietnam War record. The New York Times this week reported that Blumenthal stated several times that he said he served "in" Vietnam during the war and that he told anecdotes as if he saw action there. Blumenthal served in the Marine Reserve in Washington, D.C. after receiving several deferments. Roberts thinks that Republicans could pick up the seat of retiring Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) due to Blumenthal's errors: TAPPER: Donna, you're a Democratic strategist. If he came...
  • Maureen Dowd: Lies as Wishes

    05/23/2010 3:58:31 AM PDT · by publius1 · 36 replies · 1,514+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 22, 2010 | Maureen Dowd
    T. S. Eliot wrote about when memory mixes with desire. Politicians get in trouble when desire nixes memory. They know they are misrepresenting an experience, but can’t help themselves. Their desire to be the person they describe is too overpowering. Politicians are actors trapped in the same part, and some occasionally feel the need to punch up the script. They are salesmen engaged in the hard sell, and some occasionally get carried away.... Consider Richard Blumenthal.... Blumenthal added a filigree here and there, not because he needed them to win, but perhaps because those more heroic actions fed his innermost...
  • McMahon Wins Convention Nod, Simmons Will Challenge in Primary

    05/22/2010 9:54:36 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies · 572+ views
    Congressional Quarterly ^ | May 22, 2010 | John McArdle
    Former World Wresting Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon won the formal endorsement of the Connecticut Republican Party on Friday night at the state’s GOP convention, however former Rep. Rob Simmons has decided he will challenge her on the August primary ballot. McMahon’s victory came as the result of a massive delegate shift after the final round of balloting in which she picked up most of the delegates who supported anti-tax activist Peter Schiff, who came in third behind Simmons. Simmons secured enough votes to appear on the August ballot and he had decided to pursue the primary nomination, even though he...
  • EDITORIAL: Richard Blumenthal's Rolling Blunder

    05/22/2010 3:36:22 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies · 534+ views
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/ ^ | May 22, 2010 | Washington Times
    Connecticut's Democratic Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is taking heavy fire for a series of statements he made over several years in which he either explicitly or implicitly claimed to be a Vietnam veteran, when in fact he is not. His defense is that he misspoke - using the word "in" instead of "during" the war, according to a spokesman. This implies that he repeatedly made an innocent and unconscious mistake. But anyone watching the video of him in 2008, touching his heart when he earnestly says "we have learned something very important since the days that I served in Vietnam,"...
  • Linda McMahon Receives Connecticut GOP Nomination For U.S. Senate

    05/21/2010 8:16:53 PM PDT · by Man50D · 308 replies · 6,347+ views
    Linda McMahon just won the Connecticut GOP nomination for U.S. Senate. The vote count is as follows: McMahon 732 Rob Simmons 632 Peter Schiff 44 Vincent Forras 7
  • Conn. Republicans endorse McMahon for US Senate

    05/21/2010 9:00:55 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies · 761+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 21, 2010 | SUSAN HAIGH and PAT EATON-ROBB
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut Republicans have endorsed former World Wrestling Entertainment executive Linda McMahon for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Democrat Chris Dodd. McMahon beat out former Congressman Rob Simmons and Fairfield County money manager Peter Schiff for the Republican nomination on Friday night.
  • Blumenthal told truth on same day he fibbed

    05/19/2010 9:10:48 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 31 replies · 821+ views
    Blumenthal told truth on same day he fibbed Now this sheds a bit more light on the Richard Blumenthal mess. The Associated Press has now obtained a longer version of the 2008 video that surfaced yesterday showing Blumenthal making a speech and fibbing about his military service, leading to a huge forestorm. In the same speech, he also describes his service accurately, saying he served in the Marine Corps "during the Vietnam era." In other words, he got it right before he misrepresented it:
  • Blumenthal exposed by republican candidate Linda McMahon

    05/18/2010 5:11:58 AM PDT · by Geraldo has an ugly stache · 24 replies · 1,230+ views
    Linda McMahon, a republican candidate for the senate in Connecticut exposed Richard Blumenthal for being the liar he is, this according to her website: http://www.linda2010.com/news/2010/05/in-case-you-missed-it-mcmahon-strikes-blumenthal-in-nyt-article/ here is a link to the video she has also posted on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNhzPBn3zP0
  • Cook Political Report: Blumenthal Race Is Now Toss-Up

    05/18/2010 9:22:10 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 59 replies · 980+ views
    By Christopher Keating on May 18, 2010 8:17 PM | Permalink | Comments (4) The Cook Political Report - one of the most highly respected, non-partisan national analyses - is now saying that the U.S. Senate race in Connecticut is a toss-up. The change for the report comes on the day that The New York Times published a front-page story and released a video that shows that Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said that he served in Vietnam when he did not. The change in the rating for the race is a major turnaround from the conventional wisdom, which placed Blumenthal...
  • Poll: Blumenthal Nosedives In Wake Of NY Times Story

    05/19/2010 7:55:26 AM PDT · by raybbr · 70 replies · 3,956+ views
    TPM ^ | May 19, 2010 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    Connecticut attorney general Dick Blumenthal (D) has seen his double-digit lead over former wrestling CEO Linda McMahon (R) collapse in the wake of the New York Times expose on his self-professed "misstatements" about his military record. A new Rasmussen poll of the race, taken Tuesday night -- about 24 hours after the Times story broke -- shows Blumenthal ahead by a margin of 48-45. The last Rasmussen poll of that matchup, taken May 4, showed Blumenthal decimating McMahon by a margin of 52-39. In the new poll, Blumenthal's lead over the other two Republicans in the primary race -- Rep....
  • VIDEO: Blumenthal Touts Vietnam Service In 2008

    05/17/2010 7:38:16 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 10 replies · 670+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 17, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    In this March 2, 2008 video, current Connecticut Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal (D) touts his service in the Vietnam war. However, the New York Times reports: At a ceremony honoring veterans and senior citizens who sent presents to soldiers overseas, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut rose and spoke of an earlier time in his life. "We have learned something important since the days that I served in Vietnam," Mr. Blumenthal said to the group gathered in Norwalk in March 2008. "And you exemplify it. Whatever we think about the war, whatever we call it, Afghanistan or Iraq -- we...
  • Report: Blumenthal (D-Connecticut) lied about military service

    05/17/2010 7:00:53 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 98 replies · 4,290+ views
    Did attorney general and senate hopeful Richard Blumenthal ever serve in Vietnam? Well, no. But according to The New York Times, Blumenthal is suggesting the opposite. Blumenthal also claims he served as the Captain of the Harvard swim team, despite records at the college showing that he was never on the team. “We have learned something important since the days that I served in Vietnam,” Blumenthal said to a group gathered in Norwalk in March 2008. But Blumehthal according to the Times, obtained five military deferments from 1965 to 1970 and took steps to avoid going to war. “In 1970,...
  • Election 2010: Connecticut Senate

    05/06/2010 12:32:46 PM PDT · by Man50D · 1 replies · 376+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | May 06, 2010
    Democratic Senate hopeful Richard Blumenthal continues to pull in over 50% of the vote and hold a double digit lead no matter who he’s matched against. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Connecticut finds Blumenthal leading Linda McMahon, former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, by a margin of 52% to 39%. The longtime state attorney general collects 55% of the vote when matched against former GOP Congressman Rob Simmons who earns 32% support. Peter Schiff, a high-profile Wall Street investment banker, trails 54% to 29%. McMahon is the only one of the GOP candidates who bests...
  • "Tea Party Democrat" To Enter Connecticut Senate Race

    03/24/2010 4:55:14 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 37 replies · 884+ views
    Hartford Courant ^ | March 23, 2010
    A self-proclaimed "tea party Democrat" says he will announce plans to seek the Democratic nomination for Connecticut's U.S. Senate seat. Warren Mosler, a financier, founder of a sports car company and a former candidate for the U.S. Virgin Islands' nonvoting seat in Congress, is scheduled to formally announce his candidacy Wednesday at a Wallingford restaurant. A native of Manchester, the 61-year-old has lived in the Virgin Islands but says he recently relocated to Guilford to seek the nomination. He faces Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and Mystic businessman Merrick Alpert. Mosler says he has a plan to fix the U.S. economy...
  • Connecticut Governor's Race (GOP primary) - Live Debate TONIGHT - Thurs, 3/18/10, 7pm ET

    03/18/2010 9:03:25 AM PDT · by nutmeg · 22 replies · 577+ views
    NBC Channel 30, WVIT ^ | Wed., March 17, 2010 | NBC Channel 30, WVIT
    The race for Connecticut Governor starts on Thursday at NBC Connecticut. On Thursday night and again on Friday night, NBC Connecticut will host political debates involving 14 candidates for Governor. Find out where they stand on the biggest issues affecting our state and the lives of all the residents. The debates begin at 7 p.m. and will broadcast live on air and online. They will last for one hour and each candidate will have 60 seconds to answer each question. On Thursday, we will hear from Republicans who have announced their gubernatorial candidacy or expressed an interest in running: *...
  • (GOP) Hoydick wins special election (Connecticut state House)

    03/02/2010 6:19:13 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 15 replies · 644+ views
    Connecticut Post ^ | March 2, 2010
    STRATFORD -- Republican Laura Hoydick has won the special election for the 120th Assembly District seat recently vacated by Mayor John A. Harkins. Hoydick received 1,949 votes to 1,390 for Democrat Janice Andersen. Hoydick won in all six voting districts with 58 percent of the vote to 42 percent for Andersen
  • Tea Party: One Year Anniversary UPDATE: Hot Air

    02/28/2010 4:00:36 PM PST · by Biggirl · 5 replies · 217+ views
    http://radioviceonline.com/ ^ | February 28, 2010 | Jim Vicevich
    Hartford Tea Party, One Year Latter, February 27th, 2010. Sucessful, yet PUSHBACK must continue. A year ago about 150 people showed up for the first Connecticut Tea Party in front of the Capitol Building. Just few months later more than 3000 made their way to the capitol and the movement in New England took off. Yesterday 300 turned out for the one year anniversary of the people’s movement, in part to let the representatives know we’re still around, and in part to celebrate the achievements of young and growing grass roots movement.
  • AAR: Hartford Tea Party Rally: 1st anniversary Rally: 300 People (Video # 7)

    02/27/2010 4:45:51 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 30 replies · 645+ views
    The Hartford Tea Party Patriots ^ | 02/27/2010 | RaceBannon
    This thread is an after action report for the Hartford Tea Party Patriots. We had our 1 year anniversary today and had a rally with 300 people. That's 50% more than last year!
  • Ned Lamont To Officially Enter Governor's Race On Tuesday; Leading Polls Among Five Democrats (CT)

    02/13/2010 6:36:47 PM PST · by Baladas · 14 replies · 485+ views
    The Courant ^ | February 13, 2010 | Christopher Keating
    Greenwich cable television entrepreneur Ned Lamont will officially announce Tuesday morning that he is running for governor. The announcement will be made at the Old State House in downtown Hartford, which is the same site where Lamont launched his candidacy against U.S. Senator Joseph I. Lieberman. Lamont is best known for defeating Lieberman in the August 2006 primary, but he lost three months later in a three-way race in the general election. Lieberman pulled 50 percent, while Lamont had 40 percent and Republican Alan Schlesinger scored only 10 percent. One of the key factors was the state's Republican establishment failed...
  • CT Senate Race Gets ‘Retarded’ Over Wrestling Queen's Shows

    02/05/2010 9:57:59 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 8 replies · 460+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 02/05/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Retard-gate is growing, apparently, and it's coming to the Connecticut Senate race over the mistreatment of a developmentally disabled wrestling character that Senate candidate Linda McMahon's entertainment company created in 2004. For those of you unaware, wrestling queen Linda McMahon, former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, is running for the Senate in Connecticut against conservative Rob Simmons. As it happens, starting in 2004 McMahon's wrestling shows once featured what was presented as a mentally handicapped wrestler who was stage named "Eugene." Through the course of this character’s story arc he was savagely beaten in a "cage match," and was regularly...
  • The Doddering Old Party - Is there a Scott Brown hiding out in Connecticut?

    01/27/2010 10:10:23 PM PST · by neverdem · 17 replies · 542+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | January 27, 2010 | Brian Bolduc
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE          www.nationalreview.com           Brian Bolduc Author Archive    |    LatestJanuary 27, 2010 11:00 A.M. The Doddering Old PartyIs there a Scott Brown hiding out in Connecticut?  Call him “Senator.” Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut’s attorney general, beats his Republican opponents — Rob Simmons, Linda McMahon, and Peter Schiff — by 20 points in Rasmussen Reports’ latest poll. But some conservatives still think Blumenthal, who has never faced a serious challenge in his 27-year career, sports a glass jaw, and they’re looking for the prizefighter who can shatter it. Is there a Scott Brown hiding out in Connecticut? If so, who?...
  • New senator's brother encouraged to run here (Scott Brown's CT brother to run for US Senate?)

    01/27/2010 10:53:28 AM PST · by Uncledave · 45 replies · 1,184+ views
    BY ANDREW LARSON REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN WOLCOTT — It happened in Massachusetts. Could it happen here? In light of last week's election of Scott P. Brown, a little-known Republican state senator, to fill the U.S. Senate seat held for decades by the late Edward Kennedy, that's a question GOP leaders and political hopefuls in Connecticut want to answer in the affirmative. No one has pondered the question as deeply as Brown's younger brother, Wolcott resident Bruce W. Browne, 43. Browne, who declined to say why he spells his last name differently, may try to follow his brother's lead. Last Tuesday, Republicans and...
  • Tea Party movement gains traction in state politics

    01/17/2010 7:19:11 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 6 replies · 683+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | January 17, 2010 | Paul Hughes
    HARTFORD — A steeping Tea Party movement is plotting a revolution in state politics. The early street protests of last year have evolved into a popular uprising of sorts to overthrow the established political order and rewrite the political agenda. The Tea Party movement so far is untested politically. The 2010 elections represent the first test of its influence and reach in Connecticut and elsewhere. The size of movement is unclear — it certainly numbers in the thousands in Connecticut. It is a loose confederation of conservative-minded folks and groups with a long list of gripes. "I see it as...
  • CONNCTICUT ELECTION CENTRAL

    01/14/2010 10:40:49 PM PST · by MestaMachine · 12 replies · 525+ views
    January 14, 2010 | MestaMachine
    CONNECTICUT ELECTION CENTRAL If we are going to make a difference in the upcoming election, we need to KNOW the candidates. Please post the names of ALL your Congressional candidates on this thread along with any and all information available. We need names, positions, platforms, news articles, statements, pictures. We need to separate the RINOS from the Conservatives, and most of all, we need to get the liberals of either party OUT!We can do this if you help. I have started this thread. All you have to do is contribute a little time and a little research. Help us...
  • Race on for Dodd's Senate seat

    01/07/2010 11:58:27 AM PST · by Graybeard58 · 16 replies · 794+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | January 7, 2010 | Paul Hughes
    The retirement of U.S. Sen. Christopher J. Dodd adds another jolt of excitement to the already electrifying 2010 election campaign in Connecticut A politically wounded Dodd announced Wednesday he is dropping his bid for a record-breaking sixth term in the Senate. "This is my moment to step aside," Dodd said, standing outside his East Haddam home on a bluff overlooking a partly frozen Connecticut River. The departure of Dodd, 65, cleared the way for Attorney General Richard Blumenthal to pursue his long-held dream of becoming a U.S. senator. Blumenthal declared his candidacy for the Democratic nomination a couple of hours...
  • Blumenthal By 30 In CT-Sen

    01/06/2010 2:47:44 PM PST · by Biggirl · 57 replies · 2,098+ views
    http://www.myleftnutmeg.com/ ^ | January 6, 2010 | Scarce
    The numbers of the CT US Senate race. Public Policy Polling has just released their new numbers for CT-Sen. A stark contrast to what they had been. When Chris Dodd retired last night his seat went from one of the most vulnerable to one of the safest for Senate Democrats. Attorney General Richard Blumenthal leads all three of the Republicans in the race by at least 30 points in polling we conducted Monday and Tuesday night before Dodd's announcement. Blumenthal is unusually popular, especially in hyper partisan times when voters like few politicians. 59% have a favorable opinion of him...
  • Richard Blumenthal to run for Christopher Dodd’s Senate seat

    01/06/2010 5:24:30 AM PST · by GOPsterinMA · 111 replies · 3,285+ views
    www.bostonherald.com ^ | Wednesday, January 6, 2010 | Associated Press
    HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal says he will seek to succeed fellow Democrat Christopher Dodd in the U.S. Senate. Blumenthal tells The Associated Press that he will announce his candidacy at noon Wednesday at Democratic headquarters in Hartford.
  • .Democrats Take Hit as Dodd Leaves

    01/06/2010 1:02:15 PM PST · by GOP_Lady · 24 replies · 978+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 01-06-10 | PETER WALLSTEN and NAFTALI BENDAVID
    WASHINGTON -- The retirements of two top Democratic senators underscore what many in the party had already conceded: The prognosis for Democrats in the 2010 midterm elections is looking bad. In brief remarks Wednesday outside his home in East Haddam, Conn., Sen. Christopher Dodd confirmed he wouldn't seek re-election for a sixth term, bowing to political realities which see him trailing potential Republican opponents in a fall campaign. Mr. Dodd said his decision wasn't based on any predictions about the November elections, although the senator also acknowledged he is in "the toughest political shape" of his career. Mr. Dodd's decision...
  • Chris Dodd to step aside (RETIRE)

    01/06/2010 2:26:09 AM PST · by woofie · 28 replies · 1,148+ views
    Drudge, WP ^ | 1/6/10
    Embattled Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd (D) has scheduled a press conference at his home in Connecticut Wednesday at which he is expected to announce he will not seek re-election, according to sources familiar with his plans. Dodd's retirement comes after months of speculation about his political future, and amid faltering polling numbers and a growing sense among the Democratic establishment that he could not win a sixth term. It also comes less than 24 hours after Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.)
  • Scandal-Plagued Democrat Senator Chris Dodd Retires at Lowest Point in Career

    01/06/2010 2:40:21 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 85 replies · 3,689+ views
    Associated Content (AC) ^ | Jan. 6, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Scandal-Plagued Senator Chris Dodd of Connecticut retires at the lowest point in an overly long, 35-year, political career. The son of a career politician (his father occupied one of Connecticut's senate seats for 12 years), Dodd has seen his already overly long, Senate career deteriorate among many scandal-plagued issues in the last few years, thus leading to some of the worst poll numbers of his career and a near-impossible matchup against his potential, Republican challenger for his seat. Though Democrats gave Dodd a big role as one of the primary advocates of the ill-fated healthcare "reform" pushed by Obama—how they...
  • Conn. Sen. Chris Dodd expected to announce retirement, sources say

    01/05/2010 9:05:33 PM PST · by Constitutionalist Conservative · 216 replies · 7,324+ views
    Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (Conn.), a leading Democrat whose political star fell along with the nation's economy, is expected to announce Wednesday that he has decided against running for reelection this November, according to sources briefed on the decision. Dodd, in his fifth term, chairs the Senate Banking Committee. His retirement would be the second such announcement by a Senate Democrat in 24 hours; North Dakota's Byron Dorgan said Tuesday that he would not run this fall.
  • Chris Dodd to step aside

    01/05/2010 9:10:39 PM PST · by bd476 · 79 replies · 2,784+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Posted at 11:41 PM ET, 01/ 5/2010 | Chris Cilliza
    Embattled Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd (D) has scheduled a press conference at his home in Connecticut Wednesday at which he is expected to announce he will not seek re-election, according to sources familiar with his plans. Dodd's retirement comes after months of speculation about his political future, and amid faltering polling numbers and a growing sense among the Democratic establishment that he could not win a sixth term. It also comes less than 24 hours after Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) announced he would not seek re-election. State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is widely expected to step into the void...