Candidate for Connecticut State Treasurer Dita Bhargava has qualified for $484,125 in public funds in her challenge of Democratic-endorsed Erick Russell for the August 9 primary.
The State Elections Enforcement Commission that oversees Connecticut’s voluntary public finance program approved her grant application this week. Statewide candidates, other than governor, who meet the financial threshold will also receive $968,250 for the general election.
Stephanie Thomas, Democratic endorsed for Connecticut secretary of the state, was also approved for a $484,125 grant. She’s being primaried by former Bridgeport Health Director Maritza Bond who’s awaiting word on her grant applications.
Statement from Bhargava:
“Three weeks ago, I was the first to have raised funds to qualify for public financing. Today, thanks to my team’s diligent work, which helped me submit a flawless application to SEEC, I am proud to be the first to qualify for public financing officially.
I am also the first and only candidate to roll out an extensive policy plan as the next State Treasurer.
Through a lifetime of hard work and commitment, I learned what it takes to get ahead and am eager to bring my work ethic to serve the people of Connecticut. But first, I need your support. Please find me on line B on August 9th and help me make history in the democratic primary as the first South Asian constitutional officer.
I appreciate your support and promise that I will always put the needs of Connecticut residents first.