Politics 2010: Connecticut GOP Senate race gets nasty

Politics 2010: Connecticut GOP Senate race gets nasty

The fight to succeed U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., has become a knock-down-drag-out among Republicans ahead of Tuesday's primary.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Simmons shelves U.S. Senate bid in Conn.

HARTFORD, Conn., May 26 (UPI) -- Former U.S. congressman Rob Simmons, once thought the likely Republican candidate in Connecticut's U.S. Senate race, said he was suspending his campaign.

Anti-Semitic line put in April Fool poem

PHILADELPHIA, April 4 (UPI) -- The company that manages a student housing complex in Philadelphia blames a "rogue employee" for an anti-Semitic line inserted in an April Fool's Day poem.

Four FEC actions carry $100,100 in fines

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. federal elections watchdog said it recently settled seven enforcement matters, four with civil penalties totaling $100,100.

Republicans lose at least 1 seat in Conn.

HARTFORD, Conn., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Republican Congressman Chris Shays claimed re-election Tuesday night in Connecticut, while a Democrat defeated veteran Nancy Johnson.

U.S. Senate approves border security bill

WASHINGTON, July 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate voted unanimously to spend nearly $33 billion to bolster security along the border with Mexico.

Democrats' ads target 6 GOP House members

WASHINGTON, July 6 (UPI) -- Democrats have purchased newspaper ads in the home districts of six Republican U.S. House members, trying to link them to allegations of ethical improprieties.

Union backs bill banning IRS outsourcing

WASHINGTON, April 13 (UPI) -- The largest federal union is supporting a bill to keep the U.S. Internal Revenue Service from hiring private contractors to collect taxes.

Democrat enters Connecticut House race

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Former Norwich, Conn., Alderman James Sullivan, a Democrat, announced his bid for Connecticut's GOP-held second district congressional seat.
PETER ROFF, UPI Senior Political Analyst

Republican Simmons ahead in Conn.

HARTFORD, Conn., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- In the Connecticut 2nd Congressional District race, Republican incumbent Rob Simmons has 38,808 votes while Democratic challenger Joe Courtney has 32,006 votes. The Connecticut Secretary of State's office says that's with 30 precincts reporting, or 59 per

Republican incumbent Simmons ahead in Conn

HARTFORD, Conn., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- In the Connecticut 2nd Congressional District race, incumbent Republican Rob Simmons has 14,754 votes while Democratic challenger Joe Courtney has 11,442 votes. The Connecticut Secretary of State's Office says that's with 16 precincts reporting.

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View: Youth apathy and the polling place

WILMINGTON, Del., July 5 (UPI) -- Attention college students and recent graduates: the American political cognoscenti have written you off. According to political consultants and analysts on bot
JEFF BERKOWITZ, UPI National Political Analyst

Bush seeks funds for volunteer programs

BRIDGEPORT, Conn., April 9 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush traveled Tuesday to Connecticut to urge Congress to provide a funding boost for federal volunteer programs in the wake of the Sept. 11

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Rob Simmons
WAS2000111503 - 15 NOVEMBER 2000 - WASHINGTON D.C. USA: New Congressman Rob Simmons (R-CT) is welcomed at a meeting for new members in Washington, DC, November 15, 2000. rlw/xg/Xeriqua Garfinkel UPI

Robert Ruhl Simmons (born February 11, 1943), American politician, was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 2001 to 2007, representing the 2nd Congressional District of Connecticut. Simmons is currently a candidate for the U.S. Senate, against Democratic Senator Chris Dodd in 2010.

Born in New York City, Simmons attended Haverford College, graduating in 1965.

Simmons enlisted in the United States Army as a Private, serving in active duty from 1965 to 1969. Simmons graduated from Infantry Officer Candidate School in 1967, and spent 19 months in Vietnam during the Vietnam War where he earned two Bronze Star Medals.

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