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Ken Dixon

Joe Visconti, conservative third-party candidate for governor, has spurs that jingle jangle

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Cue the dramatic music. Here is an ad for Joe Visconti http:// the West Hartford contractor who is running a distant third in the campaign for governor. He pays homage to his Tea Party compatriots. Yes, he has a permit to carry firearms. [Read More]
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Malloy camp, calling “Angry Dan” ad a cheap shot, reminds voters that Tom Foley has a police record for road rage

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The 30-second “Angry Dan” ad has prompted a vociferous response from Roy Occhiogrosso, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s campaign advisor, who wants to remind voters that Foley has a couple of arrests on his record plus a night behind bars. “Tom Foley has brought the issue of character and temperament front and center in this campaign, which […] [Read More]
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dantree

Gov. Malloy, on campaign stops, offers two initiatives for elders

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Malloy, in New Haven and West Haven today, offered an expansion of so-called circuit-breaker property-tax benefits and caretaker tax credits for the elderly.  “We need to do all we can to make sure seniors can afford to stay in Connecticut and with the increasing aging population in our state, we are giving tax breaks to […] [Read More]
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andym

Stonington state Sen. Andy Maynard, hurt in household fall, will run for re-election and be able to serve, his family says

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Despite a traumatic brain injury that is hampering his recovery, Sen. Andy Maynard is improving and his family expects him to serve if he wins re-election. Here is today’s statement: Stonington, CT – Denise Mahoney, State Senator Andrew Maynard’s sister (D-Stonington) released the following statement on behalf of the Maynard Family:   “We appreciate your […] [Read More]
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doug1

Ring, ring, ring! Quinnipiac Poll calling

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Anecdotal evidence in the field indicates that the respected Quinnipiac University Poll has been surveying state voters. So expect Poll Director Doug Schwartz, left, to release the findings later this week, like Wednesday, perhaps, to give us a better read on the Malloy/Foley gubernatorial picture. Here is the last poll, from May 9. Connecticut (CT) […] [Read More]
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danmay9

Malloy campaign announces economic strategy

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Gov. Malloy, in Hartford, Manchester and Bridgeport today, will announce his economic agenda for a second term, should he be re-elected. https://blu180.mail.live.com/mail/ViewOfficePreview.aspx?messageid=mgTQHYAW035BGVmAAhWtamwg2&folderid=flinbox&attindex=0&cp=-1&attdepth=0&n=79130499 [Read More]
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GOP Chairman Jerry Labriola forgets Common Core was enacted by previous governor, slams “Fireman” Dan

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Here’s the slam of the day from GOP State Chairman Jerry Labriola, teeing off on Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s turnaround on Common Core. “Dan Malloy, the father of Common Core in CT, saying we have too many standardized tests is like an arsonist saying the world has too many matches,” Labriola said in a statement. […] [Read More]
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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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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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