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U.S. Senate candidate John Mertens endorses Tom Marsh for Governor, proposes federal aid to states

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Connecticut U.S. Senate candidate John Mertens has endorsed Independent Party gubernatorial candidate Tom Marsh. “Tom Marsh has been honest about the huge challenges facing Connecticut in regards to the budget shortfall, and the sacrifices that will be necessary,” said Mertens. “His honest assessment demonstrates the need for another round of direct federal aid to states to help reduce the cuts in education and other services that will be necessary.… Read more ...

US Senate candidate John Mertens receives two endorsements

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Connecticut U.S. Senate candidate John Mertens has received the endorsements of two different non-partisan organizations. The Connecticut Citizens for Ballot Initiative, a non-partisan grass roots organization dedicated to bringing Initiative and Referendum to Connecticut, issued a press release today announcing the endorsement.

Mertens also received an endorsement from Chair and Founder of Free and Equal Christina Tobin, following the Free and Equal U.S.… Read more ...

U.S. Senate candidate John Mertens alerted about misleading phone polls by Linda McMahon

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U.S. Senate candidate John Mertens has received reports of phone polls conducted for Linda McMahon that misinform voters about their choices on the ballot. West Hartford resident Giovanni Ciriani has received multiple calls from a phone number attributed to the McMahon campaign (203-413-5265 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              203-413-5265      end_of_the_skype_highlighting) that follow a script stating that Chris Dodd is retiring from his Senate seat, and asking if Mr.

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Independent US Senate candidate in Connecticut criticizes Quinnipiac for excluding him

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U.S. Senate Candidate John Mertens charged the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute with misleading voters and misrepresenting the results in their recent survey.

In the most recent Q-Poll, voters were asked “If the 2010 election for United States Senator were being held today, and the candidates were Richard Blumenthal the Democrat and Linda McMahon the Republican, for whom would you vote?”

In fact, there are three candidates gauranteed to be on the ballot in November: one Democrat, one Republican and John Mertens, Independent.… Read more ...

US Senate candidate John Mertens to speak at community college in New Haven, CT on April 1

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U.S. Senate candidate John Mertens will visit Gateway Community College in New Haven, Connecticut to address students of American Government classes on April 1, at 7pm. Mertens is a professor of Engineering at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and also teaches courses in public policy and environmental science.Read more ...

US Senate candidate John Mertens to appear on Connecticut TV show

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U.S. Senate candidate John Mertens will be a guest on the television show “The Real Story” hosted by Laurie Perez on Sunday, February 28th. “The Real Story” is broadcast in Connecticut on Sundays at 10:30am on FOX 61, 11:00am on WTXX, and 8:30pm on CTN.

Dr. Mertens is a Professor of Engineering at Trinity College and also teaches courses in public policy and environmental science.Read more ...

US Senate candidate John Mertens gains ballot line in CT

John Mertens gained the ballot line of the Connecticut for Lieberman party in his bid to represent Connecticut in the US Senate.  He sent the following press release to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

John Mertens became the first candidate in the country to earn a 2010 ballot line for U.S. Senate at the Connecticut for Lieberman Party statewide caucus yesterday evening in Hartford, Connecticut.Read more ...

Independent candidate for Senate in CT stars in ad, creates controversy

Dr. John Mertens, a candidate for Senate in Connecticut seeking the endorsement of various minor parties, recently starred in an ad put on the air by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee.

The Committee did not endorse Dr. Mertens, or even mention his run for Senate in the ad, but Dr. Mertens did talk about how he is the chair of the Connecticut for Lieberman Party, a party formed solely to elect Joe Lieberman to the Senate in 2006, but later taken over by his progressive enemies.… Read more ...

Mertens seeks backing of four parties in Connecticut U.S. Senate bid

John Mertens, an engineering professor at Hartford’s Trinity College, has entered the U.S. Senate race in Connecticut, and is seeking the backing of a number of parties. Mertens heads the Connecticut For Lieberman Party, which was Sen. Joseph Lieberman’s vehicle in seeking reelection in 2006 after losing the Democratic primary to Ned Lamont.… Read more ...