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Republican Candidates Turn In Their Fundraising Totals

by Christine Stuart | Apr 11, 2014 10:35am
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Posted to: Election 2014

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Thursday marked the end of the first quarter of fundraising for all candidates running for statewide office and the last financial filing candidates will be asked to share with election regulators before the party conventions in May.

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton has raised about $121,089 from 1,577 donors, but he’s combining his totals with his running mate Heather Somers of Groton who raised about $56,000 from 667 donors.

Sen. Republican Leader John McKinney raised $178,561 from 2,033 donors, according to his latest report.

Tom Foley, who was the 2010 Republican nominee, raised more than $131,500 in small contributions. Foley spent nearly $10 million of his own money on the last campaign, and has not decided whether he will continue to use the public financing, which would limit his spending on the primary to $1.35 million.

Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti raised $109,325 in individual contributions from 1,353 donors in the quarter.

Joe Visconti of West Hartford has raised about $8,700 and Martha Dean, the Avon attorney who jumped into the race last month, raised about $7,900.

Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy who announced on March 28 just four days before the end of the fundraising period was not required to report his fundraising numbers. He was the first gubernatorial candidate to qualify in 2010 for the Citizens Election Program grant.

In order to qualify for the grant, gubernatorial candidates have to raise $250,000 in small donations from 2,500 individuals.

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posted by: art vandelay | April 13, 2014  4:27am

art vandelay

Are the Republicans raising any money to run candidates against Martin Looney,  Beth Bye, Andrea Stillman, John Fonfara, Andrew Fleishmann, or any other Democrat who is running unopposed. NO!  Are the Republicans planning any concrete strategy to to entice voters from urban areas to change their rock solid allegiance to the Democrat Party?  NO! What are the Republicans going to do about enticing UNION voters to their side?  NOTHING!  What a JOKE!  The Republican Party needs a total cleaning from top to bottom.  Their traditional strategy will never work in a million years.  The only way this Party can succeed in the State of Connecticut is to win back veto proof majorities in the House & Senate with a Republican Governor.  They have NO CLUE as to how to accomplish the task.

posted by: art vandelay | April 13, 2014  5:45am

art vandelay

The Republican Party has always been the party of Abraham Lincoln the “Great Emancipator”.  Lincoln stood for equality.  A gigantic stone monument was erected in his honor on the Mall in Washington D.C. It’s been the backdrop for great civil rights events such as Martin Luther King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech.  Marion Anderson sang there at the invitation of a great Democrat Eleanor Roosevelt.  The Black Community & Civil Rights Leaders celebrated the 50th Anniversary of King’s speech and just yesterday CSPAN televised the 75th Anniversary of Marion Anderson’s Concert.  The black community & civil rights leaders should embrace the Republican Party for what Lincoln and other Republicans have done to promote the Civil Rights Cause in this nation.  Instead they demonize Republicans as bigots and racists.  The President, Democrats & civil rights leaders flocked to the LBJ Library last week to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.  Democrats conveniently forget that southern Democrats in the House & Senate vehemently opposed the Act.  If it weren’t for Republicans the bill NEVER would have passed.  How ironic the Republican Party has no credibility in the Black Community, yet they have done more to promote civil rights than Democrats have ever done in the last 50 years.

posted by: StanMuzyk | April 13, 2014  4:31pm

Gov. Malloy—“the state leader of career poiticking”—has a huge advantage over Republican candidates for governor—as he has been and is campaigning every day with his free taxpayer paid daily press releases focused an getting himself reelected “despite a negative job approval rating.”