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Entries Categorized as 'State Politics'

Tom Foley’s Education Whitewash Shatters Out-Of-Touch Meter

September 23rd, 2014 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events, State Politics

UPDATE: In a new ad, Republican candidate for governor Tom Foley says nothing is more important than a child’s education. “Over 100,000 Connecticut children are in underpreforming schools,” he declares in the spot, surrounded by school children, not one of them black or Hispanic. You’ve got to wonder how disconnected Foley is from the reality […]

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Malloy’s Latest Ad Focuses On Jobs, Hits Foley On United Technologies

September 19th, 2014 · 1 Comment · News and Events, State Politics

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Will It Take A Court Ruling To Force Funding Fairness Of City Schools?

September 18th, 2014 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, State Politics

Anniversaries tied to landmark legal rulings provide platforms for politicians and government officials to take inventory about the past, present and future. The 60th anniversary year of Brown v. Board of Education in which the Supreme Court ruled racial segregation of schools unconstitutional, offers discussion about the funding fairness of city schools. Mayor Bill Finch […]

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Republican Elections Candidate Promises To Safeguard Vote, Channels City Ballot Shortage

September 16th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

When you’re trying to gain voter traction, it’s always good to raise the specter of Bridgeport elections, right? In his first general election ad, Republican candidate for Connecticut Secretary of the State Peter Lumaj highlights the 2010 gubernatorial election when a ballot shortage in the state’s largest city created chaos and national headlines.

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Holy Foley! CT Post’s Generous Free Ads To Campaign For Governor

September 16th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

If you’re a Tom Foley political operative, you’ve gotta be loving the free house ads the Connecticut Post is lavishing on the Republican candidate for governor’s campaign. Open up a hard copy of the Connecticut Post on any given day, there it is, another “News is breaking @ ctpost.com” house ad featuring a photo of […]

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Tom Foley’s The Big Squeeze

September 15th, 2014 · 1 Comment · News and Events, State Politics

The latest Tom Foley ad.

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Wyman: We’re All In This Together, Offers To Buy Foley A Ticket To Wisconsin Moment

September 13th, 2014 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events, State Politics

Addressing an eclectic configuration of roughly 50 city Democrats, Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman on Saturday drew a contrast between Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley and incumbent Dan Malloy whom she described as a “guy who has a heart of gold who leads with his heart and his head … If Foley wants a Wisconsin moment,”  […]

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