RGA to DGA: We’ll see that $200K, and raise you $400K
Update: Oct 24
Well, it seems like a poker game, anyway.
A super PAC allied with the Democratic Governors Association reported another $200,000 in receipts at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday, bringing its total investment in Connecticut’s governor’s race to $4.4 million.
At 6:06 p.m., the PAC allied with the Republican Governors Association reported another $574,500, bringing its total to $5.7 million.
And on Thursday, the DGA countered with another $670,000, bring its total spending in Connecticut to more than $5 million.
The patter was similar last weekend.
In filings to state elections officials on Friday, the DGA reported another $550,000 in spending through Connecticut Forward to support the re-election of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy at 5:12 p.m., but the RGA countered at 10:41 p.m. with $904,097 through Grow Connecticut to back the GOP challenger, Tom Foley.
And the same thing happened the weekend before that, when the two groups spent $1.2 million. One reported an influx of cash, and the other followed suit.
The money is flowing into a race that remains a toss up.
In a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday morning, Malloy led Foley, 43 percent to 42 percent, with petitioning candidate Joe Visconti at nine percent.
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