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  • Senator Lieberman's Farewell Letter

    12/19/2012 11:50:05 AM PST · by matt04 · 43 replies
    At the end of this year, I will retire from the United States Senate. As my twenty-four years in Congress draw to a close, I want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve as your Senator. This has been an extraordinary privilege. During my career, I have always been inspired by the strength shown by people through even our darkest days; and this past Friday, December 14th, was certainly one of the darkest in Connecticut’s history. But even in the wake of the terrible tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, we remain as united by our resolve...
  • Ex-Democrat Lieberman to leave U.S. Senate; calls for bipartisanship

    12/12/2012 5:39:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:31pm EST | Patricia Zengerle
    Former Democrat Joe Lieberman used his last speech on the U.S. Senate floor on Wednesday to call for bipartisanship and get in a last dig over the controversial result of the 2000 election, when he was the Democratic vice presidential nominee. Lieberman, 70, announced in January 2011 that he would retire when his fourth term ends next month rather than seek re-election. He reflected on his career in remarks that lasted for about 20 minutes, recounting landmarks in his career and changes in society since he became a U.S. senator in January 1989. “When I started here in the Senate,...
  • Obama running TV ads in CT

    10/31/2012 7:32:11 PM PDT · by matt04 · 3 replies
    In the last tow days I have seen at least 3 TV ads from the Obama campaign air in various local and national networks in CT. Also, more and more SuperPAC ads for Chris Murphy. According to RCP it is O52 R42 in CT.
  • Clinton comes to Ct. to boost Murphy

    10/28/2012 3:25:38 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 6 replies ^ | October 28, 2012 | Brian Lockhart
    WATERBURY -- When William Jefferson Clinton was running for president 20 years ago, a young Chris Murphy was preparing to cast his first presidential vote. Sunday afternoon Clinton brought his political star power to Waterbury's Palace Theater to help Congressman Murphy in the latter's tough campaign for the U.S. Senate."This man has worked his heart out in Congress," Clinton said at the close of his nearly half-hour speech. "If you want a better economic plan, budget plan, health care plan, education plan, if you want a better future orientation, don't be fooled."
  • Rasmussen Connecticut Senate: Murphy (D) 48%, McMahon (R) 47%

    10/23/2012 5:50:44 AM PDT · by sunmars · 16 replies
    Democratic Congressman Chris Murphy and Republican businesswoman Linda McMahon are in a near tie following their final debate in Connecticut’s testy U.S. Senate race. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Connecticut Voters shows Murphy with 48% support to McMahon’s 47%. Two percent (2%) like some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) This race now moves back from Leans Democrat to a Toss-Up
  • CT Senate Race: Republican McMahon jumps on gaffe in Dem. Murphy submarine ad

    10/17/2012 8:00:27 AM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 18 replies ^ | Oct 15, 2012 | JC Reindl
    Hartford -- A new TV ad by Republican U.S. Senate nominee Linda McMahon gleefully points out a gaffe in her opponent’s latest ad that confused a diesel submarine of the Royal Norwegian Navy with a Groton-built sub. In the ad by the Democrat Chris Murphy, a narrator tells how “the Connecticut jobs Chris Murphy’s helped create...launched new subs in Groton.” Meanwhile, a short video clip of a surfaced submarine flashes on the screen. McMahon’s new ad does a close-up of the sub’s flag, revealing that it is indeed a Norwegian flag and not a U.S. vessel. Her campaign staff announced...
  • Breaking Rasmussen Connecticut : Obama 51% Romney 45%

    President Obama continues to lead Mitt Romney in Connecticut. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state finds Obama with 51% support to 45% for Romney. One percent (1%) prefers some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided.
  • Chamber Poll: McMahon Leads by 3 in Connecticut

    10/08/2012 1:05:18 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 25 replies
    Republican hopes to regain a majority in the Senate were given a boost by a recent U.S. Chamber of Commerce poll that show the tight race is led by their candidate. Politico reports that Republican Linda McMahon leads Democrat Chris Murphy by 3 points in the Connecticut Senate race, 42 to 39, based on the Chamber poll of 600 likely voters. About 14 percent of poll participants claimed to remain undecided.
  • Q-poll shows Linda McMahon up by 3 in CT

    08/28/2012 7:16:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/28/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Last week, Ramussen showed Republican nominee Linda McMahon with a 3-point edge over her Democratic opponent in the US Senate race in Connecticut, Rep. Chris Murphy, 49/46. Six days later, Quinnipiac confirms that McMahon has a slight edge over Murphy — and in fact finds the exact same result: Connecticut likely voters put Republican former wrestling executive Linda McMahon on the right side of a 49-46 percent too-close-to-call U.S. Senate race against Democratic U.S. Rep. Christopher Murphy, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. …"The poll is good news for Linda McMahon. In our first likely voter poll in...
  • Connecticut Republican chairman says Romney could win state

    08/27/2012 5:04:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    State Republican Party Chairman Jerry Labriola said he’s making the argument to Republican officials at the national convention in Florida that Connecticut could be a possible win for presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Labriola told The Associated Press Monday that he’s been busy pointing out how President Barack Obama’s popularity in this Democratic-leaning state has waned and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon is running a strong campaign against Democratic Rep. Chris Murphy. That makes it worthwhile, Labriola said, for Romney’s campaign to dedicate some resources in Connecticut, such as a visit from Romney or his running mate Rep. Paul Ryan,...

    08/22/2012 9:00:12 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 44 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | 08/22/2012 | CAC
    DEVELOPING... 55% of Indies, 16% of Democrats Poll from RasmussenReports...
  • Rassmussen - Connecticut: Obama 51%, Romney 43%

    08/23/2012 7:05:40 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 25 replies
    President Obama posts an eight-point lead over Mitt Romney in Rasmussen Reports’ first look at the presidential race in Connecticut. A new telephone survey of Likely Connecticut Voters shows the president with 51% support, while Romney picks up 43% of the vote. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate in the race, and another three percent (3%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
  • McMahon Wins GOP Senate Race: AP

    08/14/2012 6:01:34 PM PDT · by matt04 · 69 replies
    Polls closed in Connecticut at 8 p.m. as voters cast ballots in the state's primary elections Tuesday. The Associated Press delcared Linda McMahon the winner of the GOP Senate race over Chris Shays about 40 minutes after the polls closed. Elections officials said turnout appears to be on track to hit 25 percent to 30 percent as Republicans and Democrats picked their candidates for the November general election. Hotly contested races for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives dominate Tuesday's ballots. Many polling places saw a slow stream of voters. Secretary of the State's office spokesman Av Harris said...
  • Obama Is Having A Lot Of Surprising Trouble In Connecticut (Huh?)

    08/06/2012 4:15:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 6, 2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    President Barack Obama will attend two fundraisers Monday in Connecticut, a state where he is facing an alarming decline in both political contributions and in some recent polling. Obama will head to the Stamford Marriott Hotel for a $500-per-person reception first. Then, he will be whisked off to the home of film producer Harvey Weinstein, where tickets to the dinner start at $35,800 per person. With the two fundraisers, Obama aims to close the wide gap between Obama and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney in the Constitution state. Backed by a surge of Wall Street support, Romney has more than...
  • Monday in politics: Obama heads to Connecticut to raise cash

    08/06/2012 6:34:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    ABC ^ | 8/6/12
    ... Obama heads to Connecticut on Monday afternoon to raise campaign cash. He'll deliver remarks at the Stamford Marriott Hotel and then head to film mogul Harvey Weinstein's home, where actresses Anne Hathaway and Joanne Woodward and writer Aaron Sorkin will be cohosts.
  • Record Low Turnout For Primary (Nobody wants Romney)

    04/25/2012 7:26:25 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 66 replies
    NBC Connecticut ^ | April 24th | Bob Connors
    Lowest turnout for a Presidential Preference Primary since the current system was established. Voter turnout for the Republican Presidential Preference Primary was the lowest since the current system was established in 1980, according to Secretary of the State Denise Merrill. Figures reported to Merrill's office show just 14.4 percent of eligible Republicans turned out for the Primary Tuesday.
  • Lieberman Won't Endorse Obama, GOP in '12

    04/23/2012 12:48:31 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 13 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 22 Apr 2012 | N/A
    Former Democratic vice presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman says he’s not endorsing anyone – Republican or Democrat – for president in November. "I'm going to try to stay out of this one," Lieberman told Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday." Lieberman, an independent from Connecticut who caucuses with Democrats, famously endorsed his friend Republican John McCain over Barack Obama in the 2008 election. Wallace joked that that endorsement "didn't work out so well the last time." "I'm not running for re-election," Lieberman countered. "I'm enjoying not being involved in the nastiness of campaigning in America these days." Lieberman...
  • Joe Lieberman left with limited 2012 options

    11/24/2010 5:42:12 PM PST · by Vigilanteman · 58 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 11/24/10 3:53 PM EST | Molly Ball
    Joe Lieberman essentially has two options for 2012: Retire or become a Republican. The Connecticut senator and Democratic exile hasn't made up his mind whether to seek a fifth term, Lieberman and those close to him say. But if he does, the GOP ticket appears to offer his best shot at reelection. "That's his only hope," said John Olsen, president of the Connecticut AFL-CIO and a former state Democratic chairman. Even that, Olsen and others involved in Connecticut politics say, looks like a long shot. But no other avenue appears to be open to the 68-year-old Lieberman, who won a...
  • Joe Lieberman Says “It’s Possible” That He Could Run as Moderate Republican in 2012 (Video)

    01/26/2010 5:56:55 AM PST · by Justaham · 102 replies · 2,823+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Jim Hoft
    Senator Joe Lieberman told Eyewitness News 3 that it is possible that he could run as a “good old-fashioned New England Republican” in 2012. Lieberman says he was kicked out of the Democratic party in the 2006 primary after his stance on the Iraq War. For the record, Joe Lieberman was right on Iraq. The surge was a huge success and today Iraq is continuing to take steps on its path towards democracy… no thanks to the cut-and-run democrats and the state-run media who did everything they could to impede success in this front against Al-Qaeda and radical Islam.
  • Lieberman on running as a Republican in 2012

    01/26/2010 1:05:03 AM PST · by paudio · 42 replies · 1,232+ views
    YouTube ^ | 1/25/10 | ctblogger
    A video on Joe Lieberman said it is possible that he run as "an old fashion New England moderate Republican" in 2012.
  • Alec Baldwin passing on challenge to Lieberman

    08/24/2009 12:49:52 PM PDT · by SmithL · 13 replies · 834+ views
    Hartford, Conn. (AP) -- A spokesman for Alec Baldwin says the actor has no plans to challenge Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman in the 2012 election. Matthew Hiltzik said Monday that Baldwin does not plan to move to Connecticut or to run. He says the "30 Rock" star wants Lieberman to stay in office because there are so few moderate Republicans in the Senate. Lieberman was re-elected in 2006 as an independent after he lost the Democratic primary.
  • Alec Baldwin: I'd like to run for Congress

    07/07/2009 11:26:35 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 36 replies · 786+ views
    Times Online (U.K.) ^ | July 7, 2009 | Catherine Philp
    As speculation continues to swirl over Sarah Palin’s presidential ambitions, the equally colourful and controversial co-star from her Saturday Night Live appearance has announced he too may seek public office – from the other side of the political spectrum. Alec Baldwin, the outspoken and famously ultra-liberal Hollywood star mercilessly sent in the puppet satire Team America, has been rehabilitated from the showbiz dead by his scene-stealing role in US television show 30 Rock and has now put word out that he is seeking a seat to run for Congress in 2012. Baldwin, whose political entanglements include blogging for the Huffington...
  • Congressman Alec Baldwin?

    07/06/2009 12:40:50 PM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 58 replies · 1,677+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 07-06-2009 | Julie Mason
    Baldwin: I have sometimes thought I could move to New Jersey or Connecticut and run. I'd love to run against Joe Lieberman. I have no use for him. But it's all fantasy. I'm a carry-me-out-in-a-box New Yorker. Here, anything can happen. Who thought Eliot Spitzer would go down the way he did? Senator Hillary Clinton left to serve as secretary of state. Two of the biggest forces gone. Maybe Andrew Cuomo will run for one of their old seats. How much longer will Chuck Schumer stay as senator? After 2013 Bloomberg will be gone. What happens then?
  • Sen. Lieberman to Alec Baldwin: 'Make my day'

    08/24/2009 6:41:22 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 78 replies · 4,038+ views
    YAHOO-AP News ^ | 8-24-09 | AP
    HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman has a message for actor Alec Baldwin, who is reportedly considering a move to Connecticut to challenge Lieberman in 2012: "Make my day."
  • 2012 distracts Republicans

    07/14/2009 9:06:35 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 24 replies · 792+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | | Editorial
    So, are you tired of the permanent campaign yet? Here in Connecticut, it's all Chris Dodd, all the time, as he runs one ad after another and scurrying around the state in his struggle to rebuild his shattered image ahead of his 2010 day of reckoning. But the 2012 presidential campaign, which one anticipates Sen. Dodd will sit out in favor of fellow Democrat Barack Obama, is also well under way. At least six likely Republican presidential challengers have visited Iowa, site of the caucuses that presumably will mark the formal opening of the 2012 proceedings. Others have been on...