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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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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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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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