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Entries Categorized as 'State Politics'

Bradley Denied Public Campaign Funds For General Election

October 20th, 2018 · 13 Comments · State Politics, Uncategorized

The State Elections Enforcement Commission on Friday denied Democratic State Senate candidate Dennis Bradley’s application for a general election $95,000 public campaign grant for violations of campaign finance laws stemming, in part, from his formal announcement in March that was financed by his law firm. According to the decision he still faces civil financial penalties, […]

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Lamont: I’ll Be Back As Governor

October 20th, 2018 · 11 Comments · State Politics, Uncategorized

Democratic candidate for governor Ned Lamont, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy and Congressman Jim Himes, all on the November 6 ballot, joined Mayor Joe Ganim on Friday in the East End, a neighborhood rich with Democratic voters.

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Rejected – State Election Watchdog Investigates Bradley’s Use Of Law Firm In Senate Race

October 19th, 2018 · 15 Comments · News and Events, State Politics, Uncategorized

Update: SEEC rejected Bradley application. Embroiled in an investigation by the State Elections Enforcement Commission, Democratic State Senate nominee Dennis Bradley will likely find out Friday afternoon if his $95,000 public campaign grant will be approved for the general election, or something worse, just a few weeks away. SEEC investigators are looking into allegations that […]

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In Attorney General Race It’s The Trump Sycophant Versus Malloy’s Boy

October 16th, 2018 · 4 Comments · State Politics

The race for Connecticut attorney general could be dubbed the Hatfields versus Malloys. Sue Hatfield, a Donald Trump supporter, is a state prosecutor. State Rep. William Tong, a backer of outgoing Governor Dan Malloy, is co-chair of the Judiciary Committee. The opponents are marrying the two most unpopular pols in Connecticut to each other. In television […]

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Deecken: Empower Voters With Ballot Initiatives

October 16th, 2018 · 23 Comments · State Politics, Uncategorized

Declaring “lawmakers are notoriously bad at regulating their own behavior when it comes to conflicts of interest and ethics,” Republican candidate for State Senate Rich Deecken, a Bassick High School teacher, maintains ballot initiatives in Connecticut would provide checks on special interests and government monopolies. Deecken is challenging Democratic incumbent Marilyn Moore in the city-suburban […]

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Attention Voters: Two State Questions On November Ballot

October 15th, 2018 · 2 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

So often general election voters are handed a ballot and then eyes glaze over the befuddling questions before them with little advance explanation. Spoiler alert: the Nov. 6 ballot includes two questions pertaining to Connecticut’s Special Transportation Fund and the disposition of state property. For explanation on these questions see here.

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Lamont, Bysiewicz Pitch Health Plan

October 15th, 2018 · 5 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim on Monday joined U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and Ned Lamont and Susan Bysiewicz, Democratic nominees for governor and lieutenant governor, at a round-table discussion on health care at the Southwest Community Health Center in Bridgeport. Lamont and Bysiewicz also unveiled their plan calling for affordable health care for all Connecticut residents.

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Moore’s Message: Take Nothing For Granted, Women’s Rights On The Line

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

Ned Lamont spent Saturday morning in Bridgeport schmoozing city ministers for support, rallying campaign canvassers to churn out a vote and heralding his friend Marilyn Moore’s return to the State Senate currently locked in an 18 tie among Democrats and Republicans with control of the upper chamber as well as an open seat for governor […]

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