Monthly Archive for June, 2010

: June, 2010

To possible Governor Tom Foley: Information gets out. Deal with it.

It’s not uncommon for some candidates/politicians/voters to insist a distinction be drawn between an official’s private and public life and that the media too often focuses on the former. When
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Foley comes out swinging and Gov’s race gets more interesting

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley just released the following statement responding to today’s Hartford Courant article about his prior arrests in 1981 and 1993. He takes aim at both Lt.
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DeNardis: Despite arrests, Foley possesses “personal integrity”

One day after former U.S. Congressman/ex-Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry DeNardis endorsed Greenwich millionaire/businessman Tom Foley for Governor, political insiders are buzzing about a
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Lt. Gov. candidate Boughton still scheduled to be deposed next week

According to our sister newspaper, the Danbury NewsTimes, Danbury’s attorneys failed to delay next Wednesday’s deposition of Mayor Mark Boughton in the civil rights lawsuit filed by day laborers
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Why didn’t Rell meet with Stamford Democrats over parking garage?

As we reported, the General Assembly on Monday overroad Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s veto of a transportation bill that prevents her administration from moving forward with a $35 million plan to
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Lee Whitnum asking Dems to hold another vote for U.S. Senate nominee

Over the weekend a tipster forwarded me an e-mail circulated by the Democratic State Central Committee to delegates about Lee Whitnum, the Greenwich Democrat whose long-shot bid for her party’s U.S.
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Unlike McMahon, Blumenthal plans on accepting Senate paycheck

In April well-to-do, self-funded Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon of Greenwich told a bunch of Tea Partiers she will forgo the standard, $174,000 salary if elected to Congress. McMahon
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Ned Lamont wants to be the next Lowell Weicker, just smaller and nicer

A day after former Republican-turned-independent Governor Lowell Weicker delivered a blistering assessment of Connecticut’s current lawmakers, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont said if
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John Mertens: What do I have to do to get some traditional media attention!?!?

I’m working on a story about the candidates for U.S. Senate and Governor and the media. Who is accessible to the press? Who isn’t and why? Who is willing to give reporters their schedules so we can
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Will General Assembly’s Democrats reverse tax on foreclosures?

The Democratic-majority General Assembly is expected to meet in special session June 21 to yet again extend increases in the conveyance tax applied to real estate transactions. But it is uncertain
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