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Procrastinators unite! Voter-registration deadline tomorrow

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  If you don’t register to vote and exercise your franchise, do you really have cause to complain about your government? Ponder that notion when you head to your local registrar of voters today and tomorrow. Secretary of the State Denise Merrill today reminds folks that the final deadline is Tuesday at 8 p.m.  “By […] [Read More]
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$1.17 M from “Dark Money” PAC in Ohio flows into pro-Foley effort

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  You know the Connecticut governor’s race has national implications when a Super PAC headed by an Ohio lobbyist drops $1.17 million into Grow Connecticut, the PAC mostly backed by the Republican Governors Association, against Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Such is the case with Tom Norris of West Chester, Ohio. http://www.linkedin.com/pub/tom-norris/2a/596/a34 The State Elections Enforcement Commission […] [Read More]
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Republican Peter Lumaj’s cut-and-paste candidacy: copyings and “conjugal acts”

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  You have to give Peter Lumaj of Fairfield some amount of credit, although he doesn’t do the same for the authors from whom he has apparently cribbed whole sections of his political writings. I mean, what candidate in recent memory has made “the sanctity of the conjugal act” a plank in a campaign platform? […] [Read More]
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“Extras” in new Foley ad are actors from other campaigns. Maine tourism?

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The new Tom Foley ad in the governor’s racehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1l0PowUqFg&feature=youtu.be features characters scavenged from other campaigns, who, presumably, are not registered Connecticut voters. Tea drinking guy (scroll down until you see him): http://www.unipond-swiss.ag/application-in-the-industry.html Young professionals: http://www.shutterstock.com/video/clip-4488941-stock-footage-small-business-people-casual-young-downtown-workers-in-chic-loft-or-warehouse-offices.html?src=search:inline/R3GN3QOkBY5aty_G564Gig:1:87/gg Family pouring into car for vacation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wx4WEXxAw_E   [Read More]
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Foley rubs NBC, Malloy’s nose in debate snub

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David Letterman isn’t the only one to blow off NBC for CBS. Republican Tom Foley found time in his busy campaign schedule Thursday night to do a taping of the Sunday political talk show, “Face the State,” at the Rocky Hill studios of Connecticut CBS affiliate WFSB. Up the road in West Hartford, NBC Connecticut […] [Read More]
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Mike Bloomberg’s $uper PAC buys NYC TV in support of Malloy

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Former New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s Independence USA PAC has purchased more than $1.5 million in advertising time among local New York City broadcast-TV stations to help Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s re-election effort, Hearst Connecticut Media has learned. It’s positive payback for Malloy’s support of the response to the Newtown School massacre. The bipartisan […] [Read More]
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Michelle Obama to stump for Malloy

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is getting a package deal from the first couple. First lady Michelle Obama is being deployed to New Haven Oct. 30 to stump for the governor, three days ahead of a visit by President Barack Obama to Bridgeport. The first lady’s visit was announced Thursday by the Connecticut Democrats, who have […] [Read More]
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RGA tops DGA and plows $574,500 against Malloy

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The State Elections Enforcement Commission just reported that Grow Connecticut, the anti-Malloy PAC, received another $574K yesterday, bringing its total to $5.5 million, only a million bucks less than Republican Tom Foley’s public-financing grant of $6.5 million. [Read More]
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