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CT's Senatorial Candidate Spends Millions on Her Campaign

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

WNYC

Connecticut's Republican candidate for the Senate has spent much more than most on her campaign.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Connecticut Smackdown

Friday, October 08, 2010

Colin McEnroe, host of The Colin McEnroe Show on WNPR and political columnist for The Hartford Courant, discusses last night's debate for the Senate race in Connecticut.

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It's A Free Country ®

Gail Collins on Political Baggage

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Gail Collins joined the Leonard Lopate Show on Tuesday, as she does every week for How Did Politics in America Get So Weird. This week we probed her on the Connecticut Senate race and the peculiar parlance of Carl Paladino.

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The Takeaway

On the Internet, All Politics Are National

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

With November's mid-term elections only weeks away, many candidates have begun rounds of debates in a final effort to win over voters. In California's gubernatorial race, Republican Meg Whitman lost some points in polls when her opponent, Democrat Jerry Brown, accused Whitman of employing an illegal immigrant. Hours before last night's debate between Republican Linda McMahon and Democrat Richard Blumenthal in Connecticut, McMahon released an attack ad telling voters Blumenthal lied about his war service.

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Transportation Nation

TN Moving Stories: Road Work Grinds to A Halt in NJ, and A Look at the MTA's Most Delayed Trains

Sunday, October 03, 2010

In NJ, work on $1.7 billion of state Department of Transportation projects halts today as Gov. Christie and state Democrats clash over funding (WNYC). An emergency meeting between Governor Christie and NJ Democratic lawmakers is scheduled for 10am today.

AT&T, T-Mobile to strike deal bringing cell service to NYC subway stations (Business Week).

Possible strike that could affect a third of Phoenix's bus routes (Arizona Republic).

The Wall Street Journal takes a look at the MTA's most delayed trains.

Connecticut tries to prepare for plug-in vehicles. (Hartford Courant)

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood wrote an op-ed in AOL News about his safety efforts.

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It's A Free Country ®

Neck and Neck in Connecticut Senate Race

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Angry voters have pushed Republican Linda McMahon to within a "statistically insignificant" three percentage points of Democrat Richard Blumenthal in their tightening race for U.S. Senate, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

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It's A Free Country ®

Voter Guide: Connecticut's 4th Congressional District Race

Monday, September 27, 2010

Jim Himes (D) vs. Dan Debicella (R)

The race to represent Connecticut's 4th Congressional District is a contest between incumbent Democrat Jim Himes, who was elected to Congress in 2008, and Republican Dan Debicella, who was elected to the Connecticut State Senate in 2006.

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It's A Free Country ®

Voter Guide: Connecticut U.S. Senate Race

Monday, September 27, 2010

Richard Blumenthal (D) vs. Linda McMahon (R)

The race for U.S. Senator in Connecticut is a contest between Democrat Richard Blumenthal, who has served as the state's Attorney General since 1991, and Republican Linda McMahon, political newcomer and former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment.

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It's A Free Country ®

Voter Guide: Connecticut Governor's Race

Monday, September 27, 2010

Dan Malloy (D) vs. Tom Foley (R)

The race for Governor of Connecticut is a contest between Democrat Dan Malloy, a former District Attorney and the longest-serving mayor of Stamford, CT, and Republican Tom Foley, who's been a GOP fundraiser for 30 years and was selected by the Bush administration ...

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The Takeaway

In Conn. Senate Battle, Mixed Emotions Among Party Faithful

Monday, September 27, 2010

Yesterday, former President Bill Clinton traveled to New Haven to campaign for Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal. Blumenthal, a Democrat, is running against Republican Linda McMahon, the former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, in a tight race for Christopher Dodd's U.S. Senate seat. Anna Sale, editor of WNYC's new political site, It's a Free Country, traveled to the rally in New Haven to speak with the voters and protestors in attendance.

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It's A Free Country ®

Blumenthal and McMahon Face Ambivalent Connecticut Voters

Monday, September 27, 2010

Former President Bill Clinton headed to New Haven, Connecticut over the weekend to campaign for Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, Clinton's classmate at Yale Law School. Clinton's trying to lend some firepower to candidates around the country, and Blumenthal is locked in a close race for US Senate with Republican Linda McMahon, the former CEO of  World Wrestling Entertainment.

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It's A Free Country ®

Two Republican Takes on Pledge to America

Friday, September 24, 2010

WNYC
What the pledge does do is a very healthy step in the right direction. It says no taxes increase in a recession. It says we have to focus on creating jobs. It says we have to control spending.

-Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on The Brian Lehrer Show

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WNYC News

HUD Announces New Round of Foreclosure Relief

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are among the recipients of a new round of federal funding aimed at helping with the housing foreclosure crisis.

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It's A Free Country ®

Bullhorn: Former CT Gov Weicker on Reelection Obsession

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

WNYC

I think what’s broken is the failure of anybody to communicate in a civil way. When I was in the Senate and the House of Representatives, there were huge differences of opinions between Republicans and Democrats. Nevertheless, the fact is those differences occurred on about ten percent of the issues. Ninety percent of the time we all agreed as to what ought to be done.

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WNYC News

Stars of the Future on Display: Little League World Series Starts

Friday, August 20, 2010

The Little League World Series started Friday in Williamsport, Pennsylvania and this year, the tournament will preview the stars of the future, as well as the latest sports technology.

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The Empire

WWE Goes After McMahon Critic

Friday, August 20, 2010

WWE, the company run by CT GOP Senate candidate Linda McMahon is pushing back against statements from a former wrestler who accused the organization of lacking protective oversight for its employees. The former wrestler, Chris Nowinski, also took a shot at McMahon for saying she probably had only one passing conversation with a 29-year-old wrestler who recently died of heart failure. Nowinski said McMahon's comments equated to kicking "dirt" on the now-deceased wrestler's grave.

Today, WWE (not McMahon's campaign, but close enough) sent out a statement questioning Nowinski's credibility.

Among their statements:

Mr. Nowinski states, “They have an environment where it's absolutely unsafe to work in that ring." "They have no oversight into what actually happens in the ring.” If so, then why would Mr. Nowinski have ever wanted to be a part of such an environment?

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WNYC News

Connecticut Primary Analysis: Governor Races Closed Late

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

WNYC

Connecticut is one of three states that held party primaries on Tuesday. Without incumbents for either the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Democrat Chris Dodd or the governor's chair currently held by Republican Jodi Rell, several races were hotly contested -- even if the hot weather and dog-days of summer kept most voters away from the polls.

Jon Lender, political reporter and columnist for the Hartford Courant, spoke with WNYC's Soterios Johnson about the results.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

CT Primary Results

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Daniela Altimari, reporter for the Hartford Courant, discusses the outcome of the Connecticut primary elections, from Linda McMahon's victory to Dan Malloy's surprising defeat of Ned Lamont for the Democratic Governor nomination.

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Azi Paybarah

Hitting Blumenthal

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

WNYC

The day before today’s CT GOP Senate primary, Linda McMahon mailed this piece to voters hitting Democratic nominee Dick Blumenthal, the state’s AG, for his inaccurate statements about serving in Vietnam. The testimonials inside the mailer are particularly...dour.

Just in case you thought that issue had gone away.

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Azi Paybarah

The Scene in Connecticut

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

WNYC

Over in Connecticut, a reader says GOP Senate candidate Linda McMahon - who has a primary today - sent out a mailer last night hitting the challenger she'd like to face in November, Democrat Richard Blumenthal.  "So, she must be feeling confident," this reader says.

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