In the eleventh hour, unaffiliated conservative candidate Joe Visconti gifted the Tom Foley campaign with a much appreciated present.Read more
Voters in Connecticut’s gubernatorial election this November will face a familiar choice as Republican Tom Foley squares off against Democrat Dan Malloy. Four years ago, in a nail biter for what was then an open seat, Malloy won by 0.5 percentage points, or just 6,404 votes.Read more
Gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley defeated state senator John McKinney in Connecticut's Republican primary last night.Read more
New London, Conn.
"See that pole with the transformer hanging from it?” Michael Cristofaro asked me. “That was where my family’s home was.”
A Minnesota affiliate reports that MNSure, the state's Obamacare exchange, is down due to a glitch:
President Obama, speaking today in Connecticut, said that we should pass gun control measures for the folks who say "let's make it a little harder for our kids to get gunned down":
"This is not about politics," Obama said. "This is about these families, and families all across the country, who are saying, let's make it a little harder for our kids to get gunned down."Read more
Gun control advocates held a candlelight vigil outside the White House this evening, following the mass shooting at a school in Connecticut:Read more
After the mass shooting Connecticut today, Rep. Dennis Kucinich reiterated his support for a "Department of Peace."
"It is long past time that we take an organized approach to addressing the violence in our society and that is exactly what the proposal for a cabinet level Department of Peace is all about. We must reject violence and take an organized approach to averting violence," said the congressman in a prepared statement.Read more
Congressman Jerrold Nadler of New York is saying that "now ... is that time to have a serious about gun control," in response to the shooting today in Connecticut.Read more
President Barack Obama cried while delivering remarks on the horrific shooting today in Connecticut:
We’ve endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years," said Obama. "And each time I learn the news I react not as a President, but as anybody else would -- as a parent. And that was especially true today. I know there’s not a parent in America who doesn’t feel the same overwhelming grief that I do."Read more
Republican Linda McMahon, a candidate for U.S. Senate in Connecticut, released her first television ad of the cycle. The 60-second ad will run statewide and features McMahon, the former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, telling her personal story. Watch the ad below:Read more
On Tuesday, World Wrestling Entertainment sent a letter to the Senate campaign of Chris Shays asking the former Connecticut congressman to publicly apologize for alleging that WWE promotes bullying and violence. Shays contends that these practices reflect on his Republican primary Senate opponent, Linda McMahon, who co-founded WWE and was its CEO until 2009.Read more
In a recent interview with THE WEEKLY STANDARD, former Connecticut congressman and U.S. Senate candidate Chris Shays criticized the business of his Republican primary opponent, former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon. “Folks in Connecticut are not likely to elect someone whose business is violence, bullying, degradation of minorities and women,” Shays said. “That kind of marks her.”Read more
Republican Senate candidates in Texas, Indiana, and Connecticut are fighting back against primary opponents with new ads.
Incumbent senator Dick Lugar of Indiana, campaigning against Republican Richard Mourdock, has a new ad knocking his challenger as untrustworthy, and claiming the Indiana state treasurer received thousands in illegal tax deductions "for years." Watch the ad below:Read more
With independent Democrat Joseph Lieberman retiring from the Senate after four terms, do Connecticut Republicans have a shot at the seat in 2012? Republicans Linda McMahon and Chris Shays think so.Read more
In an increasingly contentious Connecticut Senate primary, Republicans Linda McMahon and Chris Shays are arguing that each is a better fiscal conservative than the other. In a new blog post, the McMahon campaign says Shays, a former congressman, has a similar record on spending and debt as the likely Democratic nominee, three-term congressman Chris Murphy.Read more
While the GOP presidential primary race has captured most of the media attention, Republicans are also gearing up for the 33 Senate seats on the ballot next year. Democrats currently hold 23 of those seats, and Republicans will need a net win of at least 4 seats to gain control of the Senate. A couple GOP candidates in important races have, or will soon be, announcing runs soon.Read more
“If we don’t succeed, I probably won’t be re-elected. If I’m not re-elected, you’re not gonna have somebody who does the kinds of things I do, who actually believes in government, and believes in unions at the same time.” — Gov. Dannel Malloy to union leaders on March 4.Read more
As expected, the Yale College faculty voted Thursday to remove all obstacles to hosting an on-campus ROTC program. The Yale Daily News reported a “significant majority” in favor. According to a source, support was so strong a simple show of hands was enough to decide the issue; no ballots necessary. Yale has been in talks with the Navy and Air Force about restoring its ROTC programs.Read more
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