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Ken Dixon

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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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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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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Malloy announces $27 million in brownfield clean-up grants

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Coincidence? Here’s some more power-of-the-incumbency for you. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has just announced $27 million in grants and loans to 20 brownfield remediation and redevelopment projects in cities and towns. At 7 he has his first debate with Tom Foley, up at the Norwich Free Academy, not that you’ll know, since it is neither broadcast […] [Read More]
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Fauliso funeral attracts dozens

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It is the downside of living to 98. Former Lt Gov Joe Fauliso outlived his contemporaries and now St Peter Claver Church in West Hartford isn’t even half full of mourners for his funeral. Those in attendance include Gov Malloy, Lt Gov Nancy Wyman, US Sen Richard Blumenthal, Comptroller Kevin Lembo and the remains of […] [Read More]
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Rep. David Scribner recalls Rep. Kim Fawcett’s caper to defund the DOT

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Rep David Scribner, R-Brookfield, attended Gov. Malloy’s quasi-news event in Wethersfield this morning, mostly to support Rep. Tony Guerrera, D-Rocky Hill, co-chairman of the Transportation Committee, who was celebrating the construction of a new bridge with Malloy. Scribner, ranking member of the committee, was the highest-profile Republican in what seemed more and more like a […] [Read More]
Joseph Fauliso

West Hartford Catholic Church will hold mass Tuesday morning for former Lt. Gov. Joe Fauliso

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St. Peter Clavet Church on Pleasant Street in West Hartford will be the location Tuesday for a who’s who of state politicians paying their respects to one of the last icons of the Ella Grasso administration. Former Lt. Gov. Joseph Fauliso (photo by the Associated Press’s Jessica Hill) died last week at 98. He will […] [Read More]
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Campaign event, coffer-dam celebration or pre-debate practice for Malloy

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WETHERSFIELD – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy just held a news conference in Wethersfield, across Goff Brook from Rocky Hill, to tout the state’s commitment to repairing highways and bridges. Cited as one of the worst in infrastructure maintenance in the nation, Malloy bragged that under his administration there has been a 165-percent increase in transportation […] [Read More]
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Tom Foley, who spent $11 M in 2010, writes minuscule checks for fresh TV ads

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley on Monday afternoon signed a deal with WTNH, the ABC affiliate in New Haven to get Foley For Governor TV commercials on the air as soon as Tuesday. In the News Channel 8 public filings, the new contracts total $45,000 minus discounts. He’s up for about $62,000 in ads on […] [Read More]