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Ken Dixon

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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Democratic Governors Association withdraws state lawsuit on campaign finance

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The DGA has withdrawn a lawsuit challenging Connecticut’s campaign finance laws. “We’re delighted that the Democratic Governors Association has withdrawn this misplaced challenge to the strong coordination and disclosure provisions of Connecticut’s campaign finance laws,” said Cheri Quickmire, executive director of Common Cause in Connecticut. “These laws were passed and implemented to protect Connecticut voters […] [Read More]
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Tom Foley posts interview with sex offender

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  Republican Tom Foley has been pretending to be a TV-reporter type, doing “man on the street” interviews with people who speak in his favor. His campaign has posted three interviews, apparently from the streets of downtown New Haven. You can view all of them HERE. The third one, “Jerry,” who blames “the damn liberals […] [Read More]
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Walker, running for Lt. Gov. candidate with McKinney, reaches personal fundraising goal of $75,000

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David Walker of Bridgeport, who is campaigning for lieutenant governor with Senate Minority Leader John McKinney’s gubernatorial-primary effort, today announced he has exceeded the $75,000 threshold needed to participate individually in the Citizens Election Program of public financing. He said that nearly 1,000 contributors wrote checks of $100 or less. McKinney, who has not generated […] [Read More]
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Political condiment? McKinney relishes two-party GOP gubernatorial throwdown

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This from Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, upon the suspension of Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton’s GOP gubernatorial primary bid: “I welcome a two-person race for the Republican nomination for Governor. This will provide Republican primary voters a clear choice on the issues.  The next Governor will have to close an almost $3 billion deficit.  Mr. Foley […] [Read More]
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