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No Q Poll before Tuesday’s primary? Say it ain’t so

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What a difference four years make. Back in the mud-slinging political year of 2010, the respected Quinnipiac University Poll came out with five statewide voter-preference surveys between May and the August gubernatorial primary. Of course there were U.S. Senate primaries, too, which led to the fall, 2010 election of Democrat Dick Blumenthal to the Senate […] [Read More]
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Bacchiochi cuts loose a consultant for racially insensitive remarks. Foley paid consultant a lot more.

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State Rep. Penny Bacchiochi of Stafford, one of three Republicans vying for the lieutenant governor primary August 12, has terminated Regina Roundtree, a consultant who referred to another primary candidate, Heather Bond Somers of Groton as an entitled white person. According to the State Elections Enforcement Commission, Bacchiochi made three payments to Roundtree this year […] [Read More]

TMI in an I-95 backup? David Walker joins the miffed masses.

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Joining legions of miffed drivers, McKinney’s lieutenant governor running mate, David Walker of Bridgeport, admitted to violating state law against texting and driving late Wednesday during a Twitter exchange with state Democrats. “Sitting at a dead stop on I-95 in #CT at 10 p.m.,” said Walker, whose Twitter handle is @DeficitRanger, to 4,844 followers. “It’s […] [Read More]
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Foley asks McKinney to drop GOP primary bid for governor. McKinney says race is close

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Senate Minority Leader John McKinney of Fairfield was in high dudgeon Thursday morning in reaction to Tom  Foley’s call for him to quit the Republican gubernatorial primary set for August 12. Foley, a Greenwich businessman, made the statement during a Wednesday meeting with the editorial board of The Day newspaper of New London. He was […] [Read More]
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When is a gubernatorial debate not a gubernatorial debate?

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When you’re ahead in the polls, like Tom Foley has been in the GOP primary for governor, you tend to sacrifice public exposure, where possible missteps abound, for the sanctity of controlled TV ads and private fundraisers with friendly out-of-state polls like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Perhaps Christie had some hints for Foley yesterday […] [Read More]
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Tom Foley TV ad$ will go up on the air starting Monday on all four major broadcast stations.

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On Wednesday, Greenwich millionaire Tom Foley finally got his $1.4 million grant from the Citizens Election Fund. But the day before – July 1 – his campaign inked more than $50,000 in TV ads that will begin airing July 7. His latest campaign finance filing from back in April said that he had already spent […] [Read More]
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SEIU, Connecticut’s largest single union, schedules event for Malloy and Wyman this afternoon. What could it be?

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The Connecticut Service Employees International Union has scheduled “an important announcement” with Gov. Dannel Malloy and Lt. Gov. Wyman at noon. So the event is most likely not going to be an endorsement for Jonathan Pelto, the wild card third-party hopeful for governor. The  SEIU represents more than 65,000 health care workers, janitors and child […] [Read More]
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Office of State Ethics fines Diageo and Pfizer $5,000 each for unreported partying at 2012 Democratic National Convention

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Diageo North America, Inc. the liquor and wine importer and Pfizer, Inc. the druggists, violated the state Code of Ethics by failing to report expenditures associated with receptions that each hosted during the 2012 Democratic National Convention.  The firms agreed to $5,000 fines for hosting separate receptions in Charlotte, North Carolina during the 2012 Democratic National […] [Read More]
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Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley set to get $1.35 million on Wednesday

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Here is the agenda for Wednesday’s meeting of the State Elections Enforcement Commission meeting, which will approve grants for upcoming primaries. Foley, who spent more than $11 million of his personal fortune in a losing cause against Dan Malloy in 2010, is in line for $1.35 million in public financing for the run up to […] [Read More]
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Final petition numbers totaled by the Secretary of the State for Mayor Mark Lauretti’s aborted run for Lt. Gov

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In the end, Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti, who was going to be the default running mate for Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, came in way short of the 8,190 signatures of registered Republicans needed to be a petition candidate for lieutenant governor in the August 12 GOP primary. Secretary of the State Denise Merrill reported today […] [Read More]
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