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Outside spending on governor’s race topped $18 million

Outside spending on Connecticut’s closely contested race for governor reached a record $18.2 million in 2014, a five-fold increase from 2010 that dwarfed the $6.5 million in public financing allotted to each of the major-party candidates. But fears of heavy independent spending on legislative races went unrealized. Continue Reading →

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Typical Malloy, Foley debate fare: taxes, jobs . . . sex slaves

In a final televised confrontation, Republican Tom Foley aggressively pushed Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Sunday to match his 11th-hour promise to eliminate the state income tax on Social Security benefits and teacher pensions. They also debated art, sex and boat names. Continue Reading →

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Cost of super PAC attack on Malloy reaches $7.3 million

Grow Connecticut, the Republican super PAC, is closing its effort to unseat Gov. Dannel P. Malloy with its toughest ad of the campaign, a piece that is largely based on outdated economic data and backed by a $600,000 contribution that brings the group’s total spending to $7.3 million. Continue Reading →

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It’s not personal, even if Christie does call Malloy a liar

It was a good story line, but Chris Christie wasn’t having it. On his fourth trip to Connecticut in six weeks, the New Jersey governor insisted he was here to promote a Republican challenger, not tweak a Democratic incumbent who delights in favorably comparing his state to Christie’s.
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CBS-Times web poll calls CT governor’s race a toss up

A CBS-New York Times poll based on internet surveys by YouGov found Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican Tom Foley tied at 40 percent in Connecticut’s race for governor, with Joe Visconti at three percent. (Actually, Malloy was up by less than a point, but they rounded.)

The poll is based on online surveys from Oct. 16 to 23 of panelists that have been selected and weighted to be representative of registered voters. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.3 percentage points. YouGov also had the race a tie in its last survey. Continue Reading →

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‘Dark money’ group puts up $1 million to attack Malloy

A new player entered Connecticut’s race for governor Saturday as a “dark money” group from Ohio contributed $1.17 million to Grow Connecticut, the super PAC behind a $6.7 million advertising campaign to defeat Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Outside spending now is $15 million. Continue Reading →

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Super PACs make Newtown an issue in the CT governor’s race

In the final days of Connecticut’s deadlocked race for governor, two super PACs are making $2.4 million in independent expenditures on advertising praising Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s push for a sweeping gun control law after the Newtown school massacre and criticizing Tom Foley’s support for repeal. Continue Reading →

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