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Ken Dixon

Say it ain’t so. Gov. Malloy, policy wonk, admits he’s not always “a fun-loving guy.”

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Here’s a sign of the 2014 gubernatorial campaign’s wind up [Read More]
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Procrastinators unite! Voter-registration deadline tomorrow

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  If you don’t register to vote and exercise your franchise, do you really have cause to complain about your government? Ponder that notion when you head to your local registrar of voters today and tomorrow. Secretary of the State Denise Merrill today reminds folks that the final deadline is Tuesday at 8 p.m.  “By […] [Read More]
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tom and heather

$1.17 M from “Dark Money” PAC in Ohio flows into pro-Foley effort

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  You know the Connecticut governor’s race has national implications when a Super PAC headed by an Ohio lobbyist drops $1.17 million into Grow Connecticut, the PAC mostly backed by the Republican Governors Association, against Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Such is the case with Tom Norris of West Chester, Ohio. http://www.linkedin.com/pub/tom-norris/2a/596/a34 The State Elections Enforcement Commission […] [Read More]
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ripper

Republican Peter Lumaj’s cut-and-paste candidacy: copyings and “conjugal acts”

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  You have to give Peter Lumaj of Fairfield some amount of credit, although he doesn’t do the same for the authors from whom he has apparently cribbed whole sections of his political writings. I mean, what candidate in recent memory has made “the sanctity of the conjugal act” a plank in a campaign platform? […] [Read More]
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“Extras” in new Foley ad are actors from other campaigns. Maine tourism?

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The new Tom Foley ad in the governor’s racehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1l0PowUqFg&feature=youtu.be features characters scavenged from other campaigns, who, presumably, are not registered Connecticut voters. Tea drinking guy (scroll down until you see him): http://www.unipond-swiss.ag/application-in-the-industry.html Young professionals: http://www.shutterstock.com/video/clip-4488941-stock-footage-small-business-people-casual-young-downtown-workers-in-chic-loft-or-warehouse-offices.html?src=search:inline/R3GN3QOkBY5aty_G564Gig:1:87/gg Family pouring into car for vacation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wx4WEXxAw_E   [Read More]
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New York City Mayor Bloomberg Opens New Career Center For Veterans

Mike Bloomberg’s $uper PAC buys NYC TV in support of Malloy

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Former New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s Independence USA PAC has purchased more than $1.5 million in advertising time among local New York City broadcast-TV stations to help Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s re-election effort, Hearst Connecticut Media has learned. It’s positive payback for Malloy’s support of the response to the Newtown School massacre. The bipartisan […] [Read More]
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RGA tops DGA and plows $574,500 against Malloy

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The State Elections Enforcement Commission just reported that Grow Connecticut, the anti-Malloy PAC, received another $574K yesterday, bringing its total to $5.5 million, only a million bucks less than Republican Tom Foley’s public-financing grant of $6.5 million. [Read More]
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Democrats move to dismiss GOP lawsuit over use of federal campaign account

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http://civilinquiry.jud.ct.gov/CaseDetail/PublicCaseDetail.aspx?DocketNo=HHDCV146054730S   Here’s the link to the Democratic State Central Committee’s request to dismiss the GOP’s lawsuit aimed at preventing the use of the Dem’s federal account to pay for mailers in the Malloy campaign. [Read More]
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DGA plops another $200,000 into battle against Foley

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The State Elections Enforcement Commission reports that the Democratic Governors Association has written a $200,000 check to the Connecticut Forward PAC, which runs ads against Tom Foley, left, in various media. The DGA has invested $2.45 million in its “uncoordinated” campaign against the Republican gubernatorial candidate Here’s the link: http://seec.ct.gov/ecrisreporting/Data/Attachment/Unassigned/SEEC40_141460_1.pdf [Read More]
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boom4

Foley says he won’t release state tax records

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Tom Foley, speaking with reporters after a brief appearance before the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities: “Why is the governor talking about people’s tax returns? Let me make something very clear. In the last 10 years I have paid over $2 million in taxes to the state of Connecticut and I think it’s very discourteous of […] [Read More]
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