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Entries from May 17th, 2018

Hartford Courant: Lamont-Bysiewicz Campaign Ticket

May 14th, 2018 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

The Hartford Courant reports a deal has been struck between Ned Lamont and Susan Bysiewicz, setting up a gubernatorial ticket heading into this weekend’s Democratic convention. It places pressure on Mayor Joe Ganim to get out of the primary race or risk being outspent 10 to 1, if he qualifies for the primary ballot, by […]

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Ned-Susan Deal?–Ganim: I’ll Be On Primary Ballot

May 14th, 2018 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

UPDATE: Word is Lamont and SuBy have cut a deal with her taking lieutenant governor slot. This places extreme pressure on Ganim to drop out of race. Nearly two weeks into a six-week process hunting Connecticut signatures, Mayor Joe Ganim’s campaign for governor reports it has collected nearly 7,000 hancocks in the battle to secure 15,458 […]

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When Mario Testa Capitalized On Democratic Convention Chaos

May 14th, 2018 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Connecticut Republicans just completed their weekend convention at Foxwoods. Up next, the Democratic convention in Hartford where Mayor Joe Ganim hopes to secure 15 percent delegate support to make the August primary ballot for governor. Failing that, he’s working Plan B: petitioning onto the ballot needing more than 15,000 certified signatures from Democratic electors, a […]

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Roll The Fight Tape! The Night Dems Mario Testa And Mike Rizzitelli Duked It Out At Party Convention

May 14th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

OIB rewind: It certainly was a wild and crazy Thursday night July 27, 1989 inside the Days Hotel on Lafayette Boulevard, jammed with 500 pols, for the Democratic Town Committee endorsement for mayor and other offices. Mayor Tom Bucci was endorsed for another two-year term but in November was turned away by voters for Republican […]

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Sports Betting Symphony–Supremes Legalize It

May 14th, 2018 · 10 Comments · News and Events

Court decision here: Congress can regulate sports gambling directly, but if it elects not to do so, each State is free to act on its own. Our job is to interpret the law Congress has enacted and decide whether it is consistent with the Constitution. PASPA is not. PASPA “regulate[s] state governments’ regulation” of their […]

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