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Walker Channels Reagan, Years As Nation’s Top Auditor In First Campaign Commercial

July 15th, 2014 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Bridgeport resident David Walker, the former U.S. Comptroller General, has launched his first television commercial as a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor in partnership with gubernatorial candidate John McKinney, highlighting his years in the Reagan White House, as the nation’s top auditor and efforts to reduce spending. Walker’s in an August 12 primary against GOP […]

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McKinney Jabs Malloy And Foley In First Campaign Commercial

July 14th, 2014 · 4 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Appealing to Republican primary voters on spending and taxes, State Senator John McKinney, with a nod to his running mate Bridgeport resident David Walker, declares in his intro television commercial he’s “the only candidate for governor who’s willing to target the size of state government.”

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Malloy’s First Campaign Commercial: Steady Under Stressful Times

July 14th, 2014 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

When you have $6.5 million in campaign funds to saturate the state and you face a difficult reelection in November, the only sensible thing to do is start spending it … based on what polling data tells you. Governor Dan Malloy has taken to the airwaves in a $254,562 one-week advertising splash to insert a […]

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“Regular Guy” Tom Foley Launches First Campaign Ad For Governor

July 7th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Campaign handlers for Republican-endorsed Tom Foley have rolled out the former U.S. ambassador to Ireland and 2010 GOP gubernatorial nominee as a “regular guy” validated by the words of his wife Leslie in the first television ad of his campaign for governor. Foley faces an August 12 primary from State Senator John McKinney. In 2010 […]

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How Will Musto’s Vote To Release Graphic Images Of Sandy Hook Victims Play With Voters?

June 26th, 2014 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

Parents made it clear last year in a direct appeal to state legislators they didn’t want images of their massacred Sandy Hook children splattered all over the Internet. Following that appeal the State Senate and House voted overwhelmingly to block public disclosure of images from the Newtown slaughter. The Senate voted 33-2 to approve the […]

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Team McWalker–McKinney, Walker To File For Public Financing Jointly

June 25th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Call them McWalker. Republican candidate for governor John McKinney and running mate David Walker, a Bridgeport resident, announced on Tuesday they will merge their campaign finances to file an application on Wednesday (today) with the State Elections Enforcement Commission to qualify for a grant under the state’s Citizens Election Program of publicly financed races.

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No Magic In Lauretti’s Top Hat, Denied Ballot Access For Lieutenant Governor

June 24th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton had already projected last week when he suspended his campaign for governor what became official on Tuesday: his running partner Mark Lauretti would not make the ballot to run for lieutenant governor. Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill announced Lauretti, the mayor of Shelton and 2008 Barnum Festival ringmaster, came […]

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