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October 13, 2017

OP-ED | Felons, Millionaires, and Nobodies: The Race for Governor

by Susan Bigelow | October 13, 2017 10:00am

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Are you a filthy rich businessman who wants to be governor and has $1.8 million lying around to pump into the campaign? If so, too bad, the Republicans already have one of you.

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October 11, 2017

Political Newcomers Have Deep Pockets

by Christine Stuart | October 11, 2017 5:30am

Artem Avetisyan via shutterstock Two Republican newcomers with backgrounds in business are making large contributions to their own campaigns.

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October 9, 2017

Special Interest Funding Drops Under Clean Election Program

by Christine Stuart | October 9, 2017 5:30am

www.followthemoney.org HARTFORD, CT — While the landmark Citizens Election Program was saved when Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vetoed the Republican budget that was passed with the help of eight Democratic legislators, proponents know it will continue to be a target for budget cuts.

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October 6, 2017

Candidates Use Fundraising To Draw Attention To Their 2018 Campaigns

by Christine Stuart | October 6, 2017 11:34am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Candidates running for governor in 2018 have until Oct. 10 to file their reports with the State Elections Enforcement Commission, but those who did well are already bragging about their fundraising hauls.

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October 4, 2017

Lt. Colonel Explores Run For Democratic Nomination For Governor

by Christine Stuart | October 4, 2017 5:58pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie EAST HARTFORD, CT — After stepping down from his post as Connecticut’s Commissioner of Veterans Affairs, Sean Connolly stood in the parking lot of Augie and Rays with about 200 of his closest friends, former grade school teachers, and supporters to announce he’s exploring a run for governor.

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September 29, 2017

OP-ED | So Your Party is Relevant Again: Advice for Connecticut Republicans

by Susan Bigelow | September 29, 2017 8:30am

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It figures, doesn’t it? You write a budget that is sloppily out of balance and needlessly cruel, just to relieve the boredom of being the permanent minority party, and then all of the sudden some Democrats with a grudge vote for it — and it passes. Instead of being an afterthought and a punchline, you’re suddenly a government-in-waiting.

Welcome back, Connecticut Republicans. It’s been a while.

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September 26, 2017

DeLauro Faces Challenge From Her Own Party

by Jack Kramer | September 26, 2017 2:51pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie MILFORD, CT — Milford Alderman Bryan Anderson announced Tuesday that he will challenge U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, a fellow Democrat who has held the seat for 26 years.

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September 25, 2017

Election Regulators Call On Malloy To Save Clean Elections

by Christine Stuart | September 25, 2017 2:26pm

The $40.7 billion Republican budget eliminates the Citizens Election Program, which amounts to fifty eight thousandths of the two-year budget.

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‘Pro-Growth Progressive’ Enters Crowded, Male-Dominated Gubernatorial Field

by Christine Stuart | September 25, 2017 11:34am

Courtesy of Bhargava's campaign website HARTFORD, CT — She was often was the only girl in a coding class or on a trading floor, so it’s no surprise that Dita Bhargava is again the only female on the Democratic side exploring a run for governor.

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September 19, 2017

Advocates Say Elimination of Clean Elections Program Would Cost Connecticut

by Christine Stuart | September 19, 2017 3:00pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — A handful of lawmakers, state officials, and advocates rallied against sections in the Republican budget that would eliminate Connecticut’s landmark clean elections program.

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