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Issue 290 | Morning Coffee & Politics: Malloy Gives 3 Reasons To Vote Obama

by Morning Coffee and Politics | Sep 6, 2012 5:30am
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Today’s MC&P was served up by Melissa Ozols   

WHAT TO WATCH  

Journal Register Files for Bankruptcy Again 
The Journal Register Company yesterday filed for bankruptcy protection for a second time. At the moment the company is not planning any staff reductions. Read more

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Health Insurance Exchange Fills Final Posts 
Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman announced the final two Health Insurance Exchange hires with the selection of Peter Van Loon as Chief Operating Officer and Steven Sigal as the Chief Financial Officer. Read more 
 

DEMOCRAT CONVENTION TIDBITS
Malloy: ‘Mitt Romney’s Raw Deal’
Malloy attacks the Romney/Ryan ticket right from the beginning of his remarks at the Democratic National Convention. We do give Malloy props for deviating from the sea of blue and red ties and going with green stripes.  Full text & audio of his speech here

Larson Gives Augie & Ray’s A ‘Shout Out’
U.S. Rep. John Larson gave a shout out to local eatery Augie & Ray’s after recognizing the Connecticut delegation in his convention remarks. Text and video of his remarks here

Malloy Made Politico’s ‘5 Things to Watch Tonight’ List
Gov. Malloy made Politico’s list of “5 Things to Watch” for Wednesday along with “the abortion rights focus,” U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), Elizabeth Warren, and former President Bill Clinton. Read more

Convention Photos
CTNewsJunkie’s Lon Seidman is in Charlotte snapping photos of the convention. View them here

TODAY

U.S. REP. LARSON will attend the ribbon cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. to mark the completion of the environmental remediation at H.J. Mills Site, 149-151 Church Street, Bristol.

Campaign Trail Happenings

STATE SENATE CANDIDATES Cathy Osten and Chris Coutu will debate on 94.9 News Now’s Lee Elci’s morning radio show from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

LARSON will host a party to watch the Democratic National Convention from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Artists Collective, 1200 Albany Ave., Hartford. Contact the campaign to RSVP.

LOB Activities, Meetings & Events

STATE REP. REED will meet with Solar Connecticut at 9 a.m. in Room 1A.

CCSU’S Racial Profiling Advisory Board will meet at 10 a.m. in Room 1B.

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION ISSUES TASK FORCE will meet at 1 p.m. in Room 1B.

CT PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION/DOT will meet at 1:30 p.m. in Room 1C.

Mark Your Calendar

OLD STATE HOUSE & HYPE will host another event in their “Barstools to Ballots” series with a panel discussion on “Back to the Future of Transportation: How will we get around Hartford?” moderated by CTNewsJunkie’s Christine Stuart on Sept. 10 starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Old State House. There is a small fee, but attendees will get to nosh on appetizers provided by Salute. More information

CREAM & SUGAR

Malloy On ‘Starting Point’
Gov. Malloy appeared without UConn hats to hand out on CNN’s “Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien” yesterday morning to stump for President Obama. Not quite the same love fest as Tuesday’s “Morning Joe” appearance. View the clip here

Labriola Making ‘Battleground State’ Case to Romney
State Republican Party Chair Jerry Labriola will get the chance to make his case that Connecticut is a battleground state to the Romney Camp personally. The Courant is reporting that Labriola will meet with the campaign at an “undisclosed location” in Hartford. Read more

GOVERNOR’S DAY
The governor will spend the day at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. Then it’s off to China

FEDERAL CAMPAIGN TRAIL
Balance of U.S. Senate Hangs on Connecticut Race
That was the argument made by U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal as part of his effort to spur more support (checks) for candidate Chris Murphy. Read more

‘Victory Jar’
The Murphy campaign has a new approach to raising money, asking supporters to put some change in a “victory jar” (to be donated to the campaign) every time they see his opponent’s ad on television. Hearts’ Brian Lockhart’s tweets, “Murphy campaign’s victory jar would break the newsroom’s bank.” Read more

Murphy Faced Foreclosure in 2007
The Courant’s Kevin Rennie is reporting that Chris Murphy was “sued for foreclosure of his mortgage two months after he became a member of Congress.” Read more

Himes’ First Ad Up
Jim Himes began airing his first ad entitled, “Responsible,” featuring his two daughters, Emma and Linley. View the ad here

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YESTERDAY
Security Guards Get Peanuts From Fake CEO
The union representing private security guards working in a handful of state buildings employed some disruptive theatrics Wednesday in an effort to raise awareness of unfair labor practices they say the New Jersey-based employer is using. Read more

With Alcohol Consumption Down,
Will Sunday Sales Take a Hit?

A working group tasked with making recommendations to lower the state’s alcohol prices examined data Wednesday finding Connecticut showing declining alcohol consumption in the state. Read more

SHOUT OUT
A “shout out” goes out to state Rep. Bryan Hurlburt on receiving the Special Education Parent Teacher Organization of Northeastern Connecticut’s 2012 Spirit of SEPTO Award.

Another “shout out” to the Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut’s new president, Frances G. Padilla.

Happy birthday wishes go out to House Dems Staffer Kellie Guilbert!


9 a.m. Rep. Reed Meeting: Solar Connecticut, LOB, Room 1A

10 a.m. Central CT State University: Racial Profiling Advisory Board Meeting, LOB, Room 1B

1 p.m. Education Committee: High School Graduation Issues Task Force Meeting, LOB, Room 1B

1:30 p.m. CT Public Transportation Commission / DOT: Monthly Meeting, LOB, Room 1C

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