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Entries Tagged as 'Tom Foley'

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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Dems File Elections Complaint Against Foley–Foley: They’re Full Of It

July 7th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

UPDATE: There’s probably going to be a lot of tit-for-tat responses in the next few months. News release from the Connecticut Democratic Party: Today, the Connecticut Democratic Party filed a complaint with the State Election Enforcement Commission stating that Tom Foley’s gubernatorial campaign broke state election laws by violating campaign spending caps for publicly financed […]

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Malloy’s Bridgeport Problem Growing As Campaign Season Heats Up, ‘When Are We Gonna Get Our Shot Like Stamford?’

July 2nd, 2014 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Critics of Governor Dan Malloy call the failed two-year recruitment of the world’s largest hedge fund Bridgewater Associates a boondoggle costing taxpayers $16 million that could have been invested in the state’s largest city. But it also highlights a growing organizational problem Malloy faces in Bridgeport in the gut of his reelection including frayed relations […]

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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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