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Entries Tagged as 'Peter Lumaj'

The GOP Elephant Stampede

May 11th, 2018 · 8 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Convention fever has hit Connecticut. More than 1,000 delegates will attend the Republican convention at Foxwoods this weekend where up to nine candidates for governor seek the necessary support to make the ballot, among them Bridgeport resident David Walker, the former U.S. comptroller general. Democrats will conduct their convention next weekend.

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Takin’ It To The Streets, Ganim Launches Petition Drive For Democratic Guber Ballot

April 30th, 2018 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

He’s a relentless campaigner trying to forge an August Democratic primary for governor. On Tuesday Mayor Joe Ganim’s gubernatorial campaign operation will spread out across Connecticut cities toiling for more than 15,000 certified Democratic signatures required to qualify for the ballot.

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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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Silencers–Republican Candidates For Governor Mum On Guns

February 21st, 2018 · 23 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: The shooting deaths of 17 high school students and staff in Parkland, Fla., briefly focused eight Republican candidates for governor Wednesday night on the question of whether they would stand by or revise the sweeping gun-control measure passed in Connecticut five years ago after the massacre of 20 first-graders and […]

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Trump Supporter Peter Lumaj Is A Threat To Win Republican Primary For Governor

February 21st, 2018 · 33 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

He was born and raised in communist Albania, made a daring escape for freedom, learned English in the United States and eventually earned a law degree, although he does not practice law in Connecticut. Peter Lumaj is a Republican candidate for governor, an unapologetic supporter of Donald Trump at a time most GOP candidates for […]

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Lamont On Tolls: Me Too–Herbst: Pathological Commitment To Tax And Fee Hikes–Lumaj: Highway Robbery

January 31st, 2018 · 6 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Democratic candidate for Governor Ned Lamont issued this statement on tolls: I fully support the Governor and the Legislature in moving forward today to improve our transportation system and by doing so improve Connecticut’s economy.

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