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Entries Categorized as 'State Politics'

The Ganim-Lamont Matchup, Does Joe Have A Puncher’s Chance?

June 21st, 2018 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics, Uncategorized

Joe Ganim is on the August 14 Democratic primary ballot for governor. Now what? He must set forth ideas for the future so voters don’t focus on his past. Easier said than done.

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Turner Qualifies For Ballot To Challenge Bradley In State Senate Primary

June 20th, 2018 · 9 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Aaron Turner, former legislative aide to a retiring State Senator Ed Gomes, has qualified for the August 14 primary ballot to challenge Democratic endorsed Dennis Bradley, a member of the Board of Education, in his quest to replace his former boss in the 23rd District.

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Boughton, Herbst Awarded Major Public Financing Grants For Governor Run

June 20th, 2018 · 1 Comment · State Politics

The State Elections Enforcement Commission on Wednesday approved $1.3 million public grants to Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, the Republican endorsed candidate for governor and his closest rival at the convention, former Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst, for the August 14 primary. This will provide the two leading candidates a mighty spend down in the final […]

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Ganim Qualifies For Gubernatorial Primary Ballot To Challenge Lamont

June 19th, 2018 · 20 Comments · State Politics, Uncategorized

Mayor Joe Ganim on Tuesday qualified for the August 14 primary ballot for governor to challenge Democratic endorsed Ned Lamont, according to the Connecticut Secretary of the State’s Office. Ganim becomes the first Democrat to make the ballot via a signature process for governor since Connecticut approved a direct primary process about 15 years ago.

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Ganim: Trump As Immoral A President We Have Seen In This Country

June 19th, 2018 · 41 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Shortly after Donald Trump’s presidential election, Mayor Joe Ganim declared “Give him a chance to take a deep breath and, I hope, come out with reassurances that the extreme part of his campaign was left behind. My sense is, you’ve got a good man there”. Joe has changed his tune for the gubernatorial campaign trail, calling […]

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Lamont: Stop Horrific Separation Of Children

June 19th, 2018 · 18 Comments · National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Statement from Ned Lamont: “Seeking asylum and a better life in America is not a crime. As Governor, I will welcome refugees and immigrants and I support policy of not deploying Connecticut’s military to the U.S. border. But that is not enough. As citizens of Connecticut and a country that is founded on immigration, we […]

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Senator Moore Endorses Bhargava For State Treasurer

June 18th, 2018 · 9 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

State Senator Marilyn Moore on Monday endorsed Dita Bhargava‘s campaign for state treasurer. She is challenging Democratic-endorsed Shawn Wooden, former Hartford City Council president, in an August 14 primary.

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Campaign Lesson–Taking “Teacher” To Task

June 18th, 2018 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events, State Politics

Fact-checking is standard operating procedure in campaigns. How much latitude does a candidate take burnishing a resume? Mayor Joe Ganim, running for governor, has received an assist from Superintendent of Schools Aresta Johnson rebutting Democratic-endorsed Ned Lamont’s claim he was a “teacher” at Harding High School more than a decade ago.

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