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Quinnipiac poly sci prof: both Foley, Malloy need “charisma transplants.”

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The quip of the day goes to Quinnipiac University Political Science Professor Scott McLean, who says that today’s arrival in Connecticut for public events and fundraising by Bill Clinton for Gov. Dannel Malloy and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s recent appearance for Republican challenger Tom Foley, are breathing life into the candidates. “Both Clinton and […] [Read More]
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Republican Governors’ ad hits Malloy in the pocketbook

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Tom Foley’s supporters are on a first-name basis, in a new video ad attacking Gov. Dan Malloy’s 2010 tax hikes, which were part of an effort to bridge the $3.4 billion deficit her inherited from Republican Gov. Jodi Rell and the Democratic majorities in the House and Senate. The 30-second spot released today features a […] [Read More]
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ormer President Bill Clinton left, speaks with U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., center, and Ted Kennedy Jr., right, after a Yale Law School ceremony honoring his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton at Yale University, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, in New Haven, Conn.  Clinton received the Yale Law School Association Award of Merit, which is presented annually to those who have made a substantial contribution to public service or the legal profession. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Bill Clinton returns to Connecticut, ticket demand high for former president

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NEW HAVEN — He’s still got it — at least in the eyes of Democrats. Demand for tickets to see former President Bill Clinton stump for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy at noon today is so high that the state Democratic Party says it is having to turn away would-be supporters. Clinton, who graduated from Yale […] [Read More]
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Outside spending eclipses $2M in governor’s race

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Connecticut is the Western Union of the midterm elections: send money. The Democratic and Republican governors associations have funneled more than $2 million to super PACs in the state for ads attacking incumbent Dannel P. Malloy and GOP challenger Tom Foley in less than two weeks. Would-be voters can expect a television marathon of a […] [Read More]
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Malloy out polling, RGA backing more anti-Malloy ads

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New listing in the State Elections Enforcement Commission’s independent expenditures shows the pro-Malloy Connecticut Forward PAC has spent $24,000 on a new poll. Conversely, the pro-Tom Foley PAC, Grow Connecticut, with big support from the Republican Governors Association, has spent another $218,000- plus on anti-Malloy television ads. [Read More]
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Pelto only collected 4,318 signatures in quest to reach the gubernatorial ballot. Needed 7,500. Apologizes to supporters

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Secretary of the State Denise Merrill just made it official. Former Democratic state lawmaker and education critic Jonathan Pelto has fallen far short in his effort to make the November governor’s race a four-way event. 8 29 14_Pelto_letter “We are, of course, deeply disappointed that we were unable to collect a sufficient number of signatures […] [Read More]
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Timothy Coley, left,  of Bristol Conn. and Josephy Boniface of East Granby Conn. talk during a gun rights rally at the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford Conn. on Saturday April 20, 2013.  The Connecticut Citizens Defense League , the National Rifle Association and Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen are joining forces to challenge the new gun control legislation recently passed by the Connecticut General Assembly after the Newtown school shooting. Among other things, the law expands Connecticut's assault weapons ban and bans large capacity ammunition magazines. (AP Photo/Journal Inquirer, Jared Ramsdell)

State’s largest gun owners group endorses Foley for governor

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For better or worse, Republican Tom Foley’s gubernatorial prospects are now intertwined with the largest gun owner group in the state, which is leading the charge against sweeping firearms restrictions passed in response to the Newtown massacre. The 15,000-member Connecticut Citizens Defense League endorsed Foley and running mate Heather Bond Somers Friday morning on its […] [Read More]
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It’s academic. Pelto, predicting he failed to gather 7,500 signatures, will be proven correct today

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Secretary of the State Denise Merrill this afternoon is expected to confirm Wild Card gubernatorial candidate Jonathan Pelto’s arithmatical hypothesis that he failed to collect the 7,500 signatures of registered state voters he needed to get on the gubernatorial ballot in November. That may leave many angry but Democratic-leaning school teachers little room, if they […] [Read More]
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