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Ken Dixon

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]

Malloy over-caffeinated? Get used to it. New London coffee-house crawl this afternoon

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is hitting the road – and coffee – in Eastern Connecticut today. Here is his re-election campaign schedule: 2:00 pm—Washington Street Coffee House, 13 Washington St, New London 2:30 pm—Bean and Leaf Coffee House, 463 Bank St, New London 3 pm—Muddy Waters Coffee House, 42 Bank St # 1, New London, CT     [Read More]
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National political analysts say CT gov race is now a “toss up.”

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The formerly “Lean Democrat” Connecticut gubernatorial race is a a “Toss-Up,” according to the Cook Political Report. “Despite Connecticut’s solid blue hue, Malloy has had a difficult first term and is not all that popular with voters. He inherited a $3.5 billion budget shortfall that he closed by raising taxes, including the sales tax. Although […] [Read More]
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tommuppets

Big test for Republican governors? Tom Foley awaits his $6.5 million. GOP files complaint against Malloy.

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Democratic Gov. Dan Malloy has his $6.5 million campaign war chest and has hit the state’s TV sets with emotion-inducing testimonials, including support from families devastated by the Newtown tragedy. Since he has volunteered for the state’s public-financing program, however, Tom Foley may be a distance away from launching his general election campaign. Before he […] [Read More]
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Shelton, Newtown lead in GOP turnout

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Here are some late afternoon turnout figures for Southwestern and Western CT, according to Secretary of the State Denise Merrill. Many towns, however, have not reported. Ansonia-11.9 percent Brookfield-9.4 Danbury-12.1 Darien-9.5 Derby-13.1 Greenwich-12.5 Milford-9.5 New Canaan-7.4 Norwalk-11.9 Newtown-12.6 Ridgefield-8.3 Seymour-10.3 Shelton-20.4 Westport-13.3 Wilton-7.3 [Read More]
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Newtown voters leading region’s single-digit turnout for McKinney\Foley clash

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“Turnout appears to be light and we have not encountered any serious problems at the polls,” said Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, releasing mid-day turnout figures for the GOP gubernatorial primary. “The turnout will go up during the day, but it remains to be seen whether it can get to the 25 or 30-percent […] [Read More]
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danmay9

Gov Malloy on Foley\McKinney GOP primary: whoever

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said this in Fairfield yesterday, asked by reporters to comment on today’s Republican gubernatorial primary between Tom Foley and Senate Minority Leader John McKinney: “For me to speculate on who the winner’s gonna be, I’m just looking forward to having one candidate running against me as opposed to two beating me […] [Read More]
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Suggestion for office pool: pick a double digit, in the mid-20-percent region, for GOP turnout

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Okay, so less than than 30 percent of Republican voters (actually 29.76 percent=124,754) found their way to the primary polls in 2010, when the marquee race was for U.S. Senate, in a nomination won by Linda McMahon and when Tom Foley of Greenwich won a three-way primary over Oz Griebel and then Lt. Gov. Mike […] [Read More]
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“…And down the stretch (the ‘career politicians’) come…”

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So the thoroughbreds are rumbling toward the finish line in the contentious Republican gubernatorial primary. Scott McLean, professor of politics at Quinnipiac University, just offered some insights for consideration as the clock heads toward 8 p.m. and the close of polls. He said that during the Sunday morning debate on News Channel 8, McKinney clearly […] [Read More]
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Are you an unaffiliated voter and want to get in on the Primary Day action? You have two hours!

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Unaffiliated voters have less than two hours to go to their town or city halls and change their affiliation to Republican or Democrat and participate in Tuesday’s primaries. So if you don’t want to stand on the sidelines while Tom Foley of Greenwich and Senate Minority Leader John McKinney of Fairfield go after each other […] [Read More]
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