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Rasmussen: Blumenthal up by 9 points

A Rasmussen Reports survey released this afternoon has Democrat Richard Blumenthal leading Republican Linda McMahon in the U.S. Senate race, 53 percent to 44 percent. Last month, Blumenthal led, 47 percent to 40 percent. The new poll is the first in which Rasmussen includes “leaners,” people who express no initial preference until pushed. Without leaners, Blumenthal’s lead […]

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Debicella attacks Himes In TV Ad

Republican Dan Debicella portrays U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th District, in a TV ad released today as “a rubber stamp” for “the failed policies of the past two years.” It is illustrated with the obligatory unflattering photo of Himes, as well as a shot of the incumbent side by side with Sen. Christopher Dodd. Interestingly, there is […]

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The thin line between policy, politics

BRIDGEPORT – It was a Congressional event, one of more than 17 in 17 days that freshman U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th District, scheduled for the congressional recess. But the distance between policy and politics was as brief as his introduction Thursday. “Please give your applause, and if I can say, your vote, to Congressman […]

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Survey says businesses don’t expect to recover before 2011 or 2012

ROCKY HILL — Though many economists say Connecticut is slowly beginning to cover, most businesses here don’t expect to do so until 2011 or 2012, according to the state business lobby’s latest annual survey. The Connecticut Business and Industry Association’s ninth annual Survey of Connecticut Businesses also found poor sales, fears about state government’s fiscal instability […]