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Entries Tagged as 'Neil Vigdor'

Only In Connecticut–The Tweet Barbs Of Greenwich Millionaires Lamont And Stemerman

July 4th, 2018 · No Comments · News and Events, State Politics

One is a scion of Thomas W. Lamont, an early chairman of J.P. Morgan & Co., the other a hedgie who crows about dumping $10 million of his own money into the August primary. What happens when two loaded Greenwich guber candidates show off their money manhood on Twitter? Democrat Ned Lamont and Republican David Stemerman fenced […]

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Lamont Backer Inspects Ganim Primary Petitions–Ganim: Be My Guest

June 29th, 2018 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Former state commissioner and gubernatorial candidate Jonathan Harris is checking the primary petitions collected by Joe Ganim political operatives for irregularities. Meanwhile, now that the signature drive for governor is over, Ganim is picking up his fundraising pace as he faces the millions Democratic endorsed Ned Lamont will spend. Ganim had a big-ticket event Thursday […]

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Capitol Report Panel Gets Viggy With It On Ganim’s Traveling Road Show

June 24th, 2018 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Tom Dudchik crack committee–Jennifer Schneider, Roy Occhiogrosso, Liz Kurantowicz and Chris Healy–weigh in on Joe Ganim’s run for governor in the latest episode of CT Capitol Report featuring Hartford Courant reporter Neil Vigdor. Love him or loathe him, Ganim has political insiders talking about him seven weeks from the August 14 primary.

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The Royal Flush Of Campaign Messaging: Toilets

June 7th, 2018 · 6 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Joe Ganim pulling Ned Lamont’s chain about his wealth has forged a campaign swirl over the number of toilets in a candidate’s residence. This must be Joe’s new version of head count.

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Public Financing Chief: We’re Getting Bombarded

June 5th, 2018 · No Comments · News and Events, State Politics

More than $30 million in public dough will be awarded to state candidates who qualify for Connecticut’s Citizens Election Program. The man in charge of the state agency that oversees the program tells Neil Vigdor of the Hartford Courant that the task of responding to applications is overwhelming and record-breaking.

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CT NAACP Chief Criticizes Dem Convention Process

May 16th, 2018 · 18 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From Neil Vigdor, Hartford Courant: What has long been the knock on Republicans in Connecticut–the lack of diversity among its candidates for statewide office–is now roiling Democrats just days before their nominating convention.

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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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Courant Gets Viggy With It

February 13th, 2018 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Media, News and Events, State Politics

Hearst Connecticut Media, owner of the Connecticut Post and a number of other southern Connecticut newspapers, has successfully poached key Hartford Courant staffers in recent months. The Courant has returned fire, hiring away Neil Vigdor, one of the top political reporters in the state, as media outlets ramp up political coverage of the 2018 gubernatorial […]

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