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Look Out! Campaign Spending Avalanche–The Influence Of Independent Expenditures

October 11th, 2014 · 6 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Democratic governor Dan Malloy and Republican challenger Tom Foley each has $6.5 million to spend in public funds for the November election. Joseph Visconti is also in the race as a petitioning candidate raising funds outside the state’s public financing program. In addition, Malloy and Foley campaigns are benefiting so far roughly $7 million combined […]

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Rowland Convicted For Sham Consulting Contract

September 19th, 2014 · 1 Comment · News and Events

From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: A jury in U.S. District Court convicted Gov. John G. Rowland on Friday on charges arising from what the government described as a scheme to solicit two congressional campaigns in 2010 and 2012 to secretly pay him as a political consultant in violation of U.S. campaign finance laws.

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Is He Tom Foley Or Tom Foolery? The Candidate’s Calculated Risk

August 27th, 2014 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

As Republican nominee for governor Tom Foley enters his first debate tonight against Democratic incumbent Dan Malloy, will he actually take a position on something? Or maybe he thinks no one will notice? Foley speaks often about sharing a Bridgeport agenda as he tries to poach urban votes from Malloy. Where’s the plan? Mark Pazniokas […]

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McKinney-Walker Money Merge Likely

June 20th, 2014 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

For Republican gubernatorial candidate John McKinney to qualify for the $1.3 million public jackpot against party-endorsed Tom Foley, it looks more and more he must merge his money with running mate David Walker. Under Connecticut’s public financing rules Walker, Bridgeport resident and former U.S. Comptroller General, can pool his dough with McKinney.

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Malloy Visits City To Propose Minimum Wage Increase

February 4th, 2014 · 30 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

On the eve of the scheduled start to the state legislative session, Governor Dan Malloy was in Bridgeport Tuesday afternoon to propose an increase in the state’s minimum wage. From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: Gov. Dannel P. Malloy wants Connecticut to be the first state to commit to meeting President Obama’s goal of a $10.10 […]

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Gun Lobbyist: “We Killed It Once … We’ll Do It Again”–Not This Time, Say Pols

January 15th, 2013 · 3 Comments · News and Events

Insightful piece from Mark Pazniokas of the CT Mirror about gun lobbyist Robert Crook. Don’t ya just love lobbyists with the last name Crook? From Paz: Crook, a deep-voiced smoker, admits to making one gaffe post-Newtown–a boast about the ability of gun owners last year to mobilize in opposition to a ban on high-capacity magazines, […]

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Is Traditional Media Becoming Irrelevent? The New Way Politicians Control Message

October 21st, 2012 · No Comments · Media, News and Events, State Politics

From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: When Republican Linda McMahon joins New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at rallies in Stamford, Waterbury and Glastonbury Monday, it will be the first time her U.S. Senate campaign has widely publicized her schedule in four weeks.

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