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Entries Tagged as 'Mark Boughton'

Political Carrion For The Soul

August 4th, 2018 · 7 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

OIB reader Mark Twaing embraces a sourly tang with a savantish edge toward politicians. He knows how to exploit the soft spots–as in the words of Alfred E. Neuman, “Political speeches are like steer horns, a point here, a point there and a lot of bull in between.” Check out Twaing’s takes on the seven candidates […]

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For Governor, Boughton’s Strategic Fountain

July 29th, 2018 · 10 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, the Republican-endorsed candidate for governor, is playing it cool against four rivals in the August 14 primary, Tim Herbst, Steve Obsitnik, David Stemerman and Bob Stefanowski. Relying on a few well-placed jabs, he’s largely staying out of the GOP tit-for-tat scrum. So far, various polls show Boughton’s strategy is on the […]

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With Primary On Horizon, Herbst Rolls Out Law-And-Order Agenda

July 26th, 2018 · 38 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Pushing a law-and-order agenda less than three weeks from a five-candidate Republican primary, former Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst rolled out a six-point plan on Thursday that includes eliminating Governor Dan Malloy’s early prison release program, restoring the death penalty and cracking down on sanctuary cities. See full plan here.

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‘I’m An American But Not Treated Like One’

July 23rd, 2018 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

When you’re a candidate on the campaign trail appealing to voters the challenge is explaining why you’ll be different particularly if an elector declares “The Democratic Party takes the African American vote for granted.” In the video clip above pulled from Mayor Joe Ganim’s Facebook page for governor, a resident of Capitol Towers in Hartford […]

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Paging Political Polo Ponies! What’s Your Candidate BS Quotient?

July 22nd, 2018 · 11 Comments · State Politics

What candidate for governor excites you? For the most part OIB resident policy wonk Jeff Kohut is underwhelmed. We asked Kohut for his take on all the candidates. In classic Kohut-speak, he doesn’t hold back. To paraphrase Mad Magazine mascot Alfred E. Neuman, the only time politicians tell the truth is when they call each […]

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No Easy Pass For Malloy On Toll Study, Guber Candidates Pounce

July 18th, 2018 · 10 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Despite hearings in the state legislature, Governor Dan Malloy wants to spend $10 million to study electronic tolling on state highways, something that received an instant rebuke from gubernatorial candidates.

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Meanwhile, The Republicans Went At It Too

July 13th, 2018 · 4 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From Chris Keating, Hartford Courant: With five candidates on the stage, Republicans clashed Thursday night among themselves and more often blasted a politician who is not on the ballot this year–Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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Grab A Cup Of Joe And Check Out Republican Finance Reports

July 12th, 2018 · 1 Comment · News and Events, State Politics

Two Republicans, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton and former Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst have qualified for public financing. Steve Obsitnik hopes to get there. Two other deep-pocketed candidates David Stemerman and Bob Stefanowski are largely self-funding their races for governor. One will emerge as the party standard bearer in the August 14 primary. Check out […]

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