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A potential embarrassment in Windsor

Leo Canty is a strong advocate — for labor, for Democrats and, for much of the last year, for why Windsor deserves its own House district. One of the overlooked ironies of last night’s primaries is Canty’s potential role in denying Windsor its victory. At his urging, the map-makers drew a district that is dominated […]

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Connecticut donors’ campaign money flows toward Romney, Republicans

Washington — Connecticut voters may help President Obama’s re-election chances, but they’re not giving him much political cash — especially in Fairfield County, which donated generously to him four years ago. Four years ago, Obama received more money from state residents than any other presidential candidate, according to the Federal Election Commission. He raised nearly […]

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National parties gear up for hot 5th District race

Washington — Connecticut voters are in for a knock-down, drag-out contest for the 5th Congessional District seat — courtesy, in part, of the national Republican and Democratic party organizations. As far as both national parties are concerned, the most competitive candidates have won their respective primaries on Tuesday; and before the night was over they […]

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McMahon and Murphy tangle over Medicare, jobs

They are wasting no time. A day after the primaries, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon’s campaign began automated calls Wednesday to 300,000 older voters, accusing Democrat Chris Murphy of voting to cut their Medicare benefits — a mischaracterization of the record. And Murphy challenged McMahon to a debate next week on their jobs plans. […]