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Complaint Filed Over 1-Vote Loss  

Brandon McGee filed a complaint in court alleging improper actions by election workers. The complaint alleges an absentee ballot which didn’t go through the machine on primary night, or which was improperly counted during the recount. There’s also questions about that still missing ballot in Windsor. Ironically, it was McGee who wanted the recount. Democrat Leo Canty, who won by one vote, wanted to go right to a re-vote. This falls into the “be careful what you wish for” category. The Windsor Patch has more

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ICYMI: U.S. Senate Race: ‘Too-Close-To-Call’ 
Quinnipiac University released the latest poll numbers in the Chris Murphy-Linda McMahon match up and the advantage goes to McMahon. Read more and view the poll results here



Not Always A Lot of National Love for Delegation

The CT Post reports on what it’s like to be a Republican from a New England state at the Republican National Convention. Former state GOP party chairman George Gallo offered, “being the ATM of the country has gotten us certain privileges,” one of which is not prime seating. Read more

Delegation Touts McMahon’s Candidacy

Connecticut’s Republican Convention Delegation touted the U.S. Senate Candidacy of Linda McMahon when announcing all 17 of the delegation’s votes going to Mitt Romney. McMahon is not planning on attending the convention. Read more

Klarides Participating In Her Second Convention

State Rep. Themis Klarides is attending her second Republican National Convention; this time she is a member of the platform committee. Klarides took time to chat with the Orange Patch about her time so far in Tampa. Read more

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Gives Keynote

Gov. Christie took the stage Tuesday night in Tampa and talked about his family’s tough upbringing. Did anyone else notice the familiar theme from Bruce Springsteen’s “Greetings from Asbury Park” album behind him? The Boss can’t be happy about that. Read Christie’s speech.


U.S. REP. COURTNEY will host a career fair for military veterans from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Camp Niantic’s Nett Hall.

U.S. REP. HIMES will visit with seniors at the Harboursite Senior Facility, 511 Shippan Ave., Stamford at 11:30 a.m. Himes will cap off his day by speaking at the Ridgefield Rotary Club  at 7:15 p.m. The Rotary meets at the Ridgefield Library, 472 Main Street, Ridgefield.

LOB Activities, Meetings & Events

CLEAN EXHALE will hold a public t-shirt distribution event at 9 a.m. in Room 310.

U.S. SEN. BLUMENTHAL & U.S. REP. MURPHY will hold a press conference to release the results of their 2012 Connecticut Manufacturers Survey at 10:30 a.m. in Room 1B.

CT BAR FOUNDATION & CT LEGAL SERVICES NETWORK will host the Governor’s Reception for Legal Services at 6 p.m. in the first floor atrium.


New Haven, Bridgeport Not Safe for Drivers

Allstate ranked the “most dangerous” of the nation’s 200 largest cities based on insurance claims data. Bridgeport and New Haven cracked the top twenty-five. Washington D.C. took the top spot and Sioux Falls, South Dakota was the safest. Wondering about Hartford? We did too, but the capitol city isn’t big enough to make the list when using the company’s criteria of populations within city limits. Read more

‘Best of Connecticut 2012’ List Released

Connecticut Magazine has released its “Best of Connecticut 2012” list broken down by food & drink, nightlife, casinos, diversions, health & beauty and style. We agree with several of the picks including our favorite spa and have a whole bunch of restaurants to check out. View the full list here

Ryan Heading to Connecticut

GOP Vice President candidate Paul Ryan is expected to make a trip to the Nutmeg state to tap our ATM. The visit is not to campaign but to raise some campaign cash at a fundraiser in Greenwich on Sept. 30. Read more


At 9 a.m., Gov. Malloy will participate in the Gateway Community College’s grand opening ceremony of its New Haven campus at 20 Church Street.

At 11 a.m., Malloy will give remarks at the Special Olympics of Connecticut’s “Over the Edge” fundraising kick-off event at Harbor Point, 201 Commons Park Road South, Stamford.

At 2:30 p.m., the governor will hold a bill signing ceremony to tout the passage of a new college readiness law at Norwalk Community College’s Health, Wellness & Science Atrium, 188 Richards Ave., Norwalk.


Senate Debates Announced

“Face the State” will host an hour long debate between the U.S. Senate candidates Chris Murphy and Linda McMahon 11 a.m., Oct. 7. Read more

WTNH and The Day will host another debate between the two on Oct. 15 at the Garde Art Center. Read more

Party Officials Say Their Moderate
Candidates, Are Far From Moderate

The state’s Democratic congressional delegation came together to throw their support behind Elizabeth Esty. The group received some good news in the form of a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee poll that has Esty leading her Republican opponent Andrew Roraback by nine points. We couldn’t help but notice they didn’t release the favorability ratings. We’re guessing Esty isn’t making voters feel warm and fuzzy, but that’s just a guess.  Read more

Donovan Still On the Ballot

That may change after Elizabeth Esty meets with the Working Families Party later today. The Torrington Register Citizen is reporting that Chris Donovan does not plan to run on the third party line in November. Read more

Obsitnik Hits the Airwaves

Steve Obsitnik is on the air with his first ad that includes his two young daughters. View the ad here

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Former Teacher to Head Labor Department

The head of the second largest teacher’s union for the past 34 years, Sharon Palmer accepted Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s challenge to head the state’s Department of Labor as its commissioner. Read more


Happy birthday to Betty Gallo & Co. lobbyist Brie Johnston!


Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of newspaper columnist Larry Cohen on his passing.


9 a.m. Clean Exhale: Public T-Shirt Distribution, CAP, Room 310

10:30 a.m. Sen. Blumenthal & Congressman Murphy Press Conference, LOB, Room 1B

6 p.m. CT Bar Foundation & the CT Legal Services Network: Governor’s Reception for Legal Services, LOB, First Floor Atrium