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Entries Tagged as 'Hartford Courant'

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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Shoutin’ For Boughton–Danbury Mayor Endorsed For Governor At GOP Convention, Herbst, Obsitnik Qualify For Primary, Walker Ends Bid

May 12th, 2018 · 33 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Bridgeport resident David Walker came up short for the 15 percent delegate support necessary to qualify for a primary. Walker announced he has ended his campaign for governor, declining a labor-intensive petitioning effort to make the ballot.

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Shakedown: State Party Directs Dem Candidates To Pay For Convention Costs

May 9th, 2018 · 3 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From Neil Vigdor, Hartford Courant: A Sunday memo obtained by The Courant estimated the convention’s overall cost at $120,000 and directed each gubernatorial candidate to pay his or her $6,500 share by May 14.

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A Hartford Perspective On Ganim

May 2nd, 2018 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

On Tuesday Mayor Joe Ganim brought his Runyonesque run for governor to Hartford where he opened a campaign office in the capital city. Hartford Courant reporters Daniela Altimari and Matthew Ormseth provide this perspective. For Joe Ganim, the road to the governor’s office–and the next phase of his redemption–goes right through Hartford.

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Bronin Bails On Guber Bid, Ganim Sees Opening

April 16th, 2018 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

About four weeks from the Democratic Party convention, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin, whose city received a controversial financial bailout from Governor Dan Malloy, has ended his bid to replace Malloy who’s not seeking reelection.

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Walker Supports City Gaming Destination

April 6th, 2018 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bridgeport resident David Walker says he supports a casino destination for Bridgeport. The former U.S. comptroller general joined eight other GOP candidates for governor at a forum in New Britain Wednesday night.

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Herbst Whacks Malloy For Bailing Out Pal Bronin–Ganim, Harp: What About Us?

March 23rd, 2018 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

If you want a third term for Governor Dan Malloy, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin is your guy. Maybe that’s why Malloy has engineered a massive debt bailout for Hartford’s Bronin who’s eyeing the governor’s office. What’s Malloy doing for Bridgeport, the state’s largest city? Republican gubernatorial candidate former Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst calls the […]

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Is State’s Taxpayer-Funded Campaign Finance Program Worth The Investment?

March 3rd, 2018 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Raise $250,000 in small donations and you receive a gubernatorial primary check of $1.25 million. Win the primary and you receive $6.5 million to spend on the general election. The other state constitutional offices, as well as candidates for state legislature, also receive corresponding amounts based on low-donor fundraising qualifications. Who pays for this? Taxpayers. […]

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