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AR-15 Assault Rifle (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Sen. Murphy Disappointed Assault Weapons Ban Won’t Be In Federal Gun Bill

Murphy said he applauds statewide efforts in Connecticut to pass tougher gun laws, but adds Congressional action is the only way to make gun control truly effective.

03/20/2013

Obama Press Conf Jan. 16 (CBS)

Obama Signs $50.5 Billion Sandy Relief Bill

President Barack Obama on Tuesday night signed the $50.5 billion Sandy relief package into law.

01/29/2013

Cory Booker (credit: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images Entertainment) Sen. Frank Lautenberg (credit:Kris Connor/Getty Images)

N.J. Sen. Lautenberg Takes Digs At Newark Mayor Booker In Interviews

U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) said Tuesday that Newark Mayor Corey Booker is entitled to run next year for the seat he now holds, but has not yet revealed his own plans.

01/22/2013

Cory Booker (credit: Twitter)

Booker Says It’s ‘Premature’ To Say For Sure That He’ll Run For Senate

Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker said Sunday that it was “premature” to say definitively that he will run for a U.S. Senate seat next year.

01/13/2013

Sen. Chuck Schumer (credit: CBS 2)

Schumer Pleas With House Members To Pass Sandy Relief Bill

The Superstorm Sandy relief bill has passed the U.S. Senate, and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said there is one more hurdle for the legislation.

12/29/2012

Cory Booker (credit: Twitter)

Experts: Booker Expected To Run For U.S. Senate If Not Governor

Experts expect Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker will run for U.S. Senate if he decides not to run for governor against Republican Gov. Chris Christie.

12/18/2012

U.S. Capitol - Washington, DC - Dec 18, 2011 (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Political Fight Begins In U.S. Senate Over Superstorm Sandy Aid Package

Democrats in the U.S. Senate on Monday began trying to push the $60.4 billion emergency spending plan for Superstorm Sandy victims through Congress by Christmas.

12/17/2012

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (credit: gillibrand.senate.gov)

Gillibrand Re-Elected To U.S. Senate, Routs Republican Long

When Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was projected the winner Tuesday night, the crowd went wild at New York Democratic headquarters, with many putting their thumbs up and saying, “Yes! Yes!”

11/06/2012

Rep. Chris Murphy and Linda McMahon (credit: Murphy Campaign, McMahon Campaign)

CBS: Murphy Defeats McMahon In Testy Race For U.S. Senate In Connecticut

County results and exit polling showed Murphy with 65 percent of the vote, compared with 34 percent for McMahon.

11/06/2012

Gov. Chris Christie campaigns with Connecticut Senate candidate Linda McMahon Oct. 22, 2012 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Gov. Christie Campaigns With Linda McMahon In Close Connecticut Senate Race

The Stamford rally was Christie’s first of three campaign appearances with McMahon, who is in a battle with Democratic Rep. Chris Murphy for the Senate seat being vacated by the retiring Joe Lieberman.

10/22/2012

Rep. Chris Murphy and Linda McMahon (credits: Chris Murphy for Senate, Linda McMahon for Senate 2012)

Cheers, Boos Interrupt Conn. Senate Debate Between Murphy, McMahon

Members of the crowd repeatedly hurled boos and erupted in cheers, as well as shouting and applause, during the third Connecticut U.S. Senate debate between Democratic U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy and Republican businesswoman Linda McMahon.

CBS New York–10/15/2012

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (file / credit: Governor's Office)

Gov. Christie Endorses Friend For Senate Seat

Gov. Chris Christie has wasted no time endorsing longtime friend Joe Kyrillos for a U.S. Senate seat in New Jersey.

02/18/2012

Sen. Chuck  Schumer (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images); Sen. John  McCain (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

McCain Takes A Big Swipe At Long Island; Schumer Calls Them Fighting Words

Former Republican presidential candidate John McCain likely won’t be vacationing on Long Island any time soon. Not after what he said Wednesday, and certainly not as a guest of New York Sen. Chuck Schumer.

11/30/2011

Linda McMahon is seen during a debate with Richard Blumenthal - Hartford, CT - Oct 4, 2010 - Photo: Richard Messina-Pool/Getty Images

Linda McMahon Prepares For New U.S. Senate Run

A U.S. Senate seat is up for grabs in the Nutmeg State and things are starting to heat up.

09/08/2011

The Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz is seen at an Election Night gathering - Hartford, CT - Nov 2, 2010

Connecticut’s Susan Bysiewicz Eyes U.S. Senate

Former Connecticut Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz says she’s running for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Joe Lieberman in 2012.

01/18/2011

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