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  • Drug Test: A Connecticut U.S. Senate candidate focuses on the failed War on Drugs

    Drug Test: A Connecticut U.S. Senate candidate focuses on the failed War on Drugs
    Anyone who’s watched Ken Burns’ new PBS documentary on America’s disastrous experiment with Prohibition may have noticed some stinging similarities to America’s 40-year-old war on drugs. At least Silvester Salcedo hopes you have....
  • For Politicians, "Families" are the New "People"

    For Politicians, "Families" are the New "People"
    House Speaker John Boehner is a master of euphemisms. Since taking back the House, he and his party have spurned every chance to pass a jobs bill but have somehow equated taxes with unemployment by insisting, at every opportunity, that the rich are "job...
  • Police to up the ante for Memorial Day weekend

    Police across Orange County will ramp up enforcement this holiday weekend in an effort to dissuade people from driving drunk. DUI saturation patrols will be out Saturday and Sunday nights in Newport Beach, Irvine and Laguna Beach, according to a...
  • Campaign focuses on curbing DUIs

    Campaign focuses on curbing DUIs
    SAN DIEGO -- Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start to summer and for law enforcement agencies it means a rise in summer celebrating with people drinking and driving. In response to a successful "Avoid the 14" campaign around the winter holidays,...
  • 'DON'T ASK' FIGHT GETS LIEBERMAN SOME SUPPORT

       U.S. Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman is being lauded by many Democrats for his successful battle against the government's ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military.     The liberal blog My Left Nutmeg hasn't shown Lieberman a lot of love in...
  • As November Approaches, Mainstream Candidates Try to Appeal to Third-Party Voters

    As November Approaches, Mainstream Candidates Try to Appeal to Third-Party Voters
    "Double your pleasure, double your fun" might be the mantra for Connecticut candidates looking to maximize their chances of sucking in votes this November. It worked for Dannel Malloy two years ago when he doubled down on the ballot: once as a Democrat...
  • Connecticut Politicians Use Digital Advertising To Target Highly Specific Voter Groups

    Connecticut Politicians Use Digital Advertising To Target Highly Specific Voter Groups
    Linda McMahon is promoting her U.S. Senate candidacy on the "personalized" radio website Pandora — possibly targeting Connecticut listeners who are both likely Republican primary voters and enjoy wrestling theme songs. Over on Capitol Report...
  • Connecticut Campaign Weirdness: Garfield and New SuperPAC To Help An Anti-SuperPAC Candidate Named Murphy

    Connecticut Campaign Weirdness: Garfield and New SuperPAC To Help An Anti-SuperPAC Candidate Named Murphy
    You know we’ve reached a new stage of uber-weirdness when Connecticut’s former election law watchdog becomes a front-man for a new SuperPAC formed to raise millions of dollars for a candidate who allegedly hates SuperPACs. The former state...
  • Murphy Wins Democratic Primary For U.S. Senate

    Murphy Wins Democratic Primary For U.S. Senate
    With wide advantages in fundraising, endorsements, and the Democratic party's backing, Chris Murphy roared to victory Tuesday night over former Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz in the U.S. Senate primary. With this win, Murphy, 39, solidified his...
  • Linda McMahon Pins Connecticut Senate Nomination

    Linda McMahon Pins Connecticut Senate Nomination
    Former wrestling executive Linda McMahon has won the Connecticut Senate nomination.  On Tuesday, McMahon defeated former U.S. Representative Christopher Shays in the Republican GOP Primary.  This is the second time McMahon has been chosen over a veteran...
  • Congressman Chris Murphy Faces His First Race As An Incumbent

    Congressman Chris Murphy Faces His First Race As An Incumbent
    It's a brilliant September Sunday, and U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy is striding across driveways in Tariffville, trawling for votes one door at a time, like a guy running for small-town selectman. Murphy, a Democrat from Connecticut's 5th District, tells a...
  • Chris Murphy Wins 2nd Term

    Riding a national wave of anti-Republican discontent, freshman Congressman Chris Murphy won an easy victory in the sprawling 5th District Tuesday, winning in nearly every municipality as he turned back a challenge from state Sen. David Cappiello. Murphy,...