Gov. Jodi Rell

KWIN-uh-pe-ack Poll is up - And so am I...

It is way too early in the morning but I figured I'd check for the latest Quinnipiac poll results for the Connecticut Governor's race:

In an early look at the 2010 election for Connecticut
Governor, Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz runs best among possible
Democratic challengers, trailing Republican incumbent Jodi Rell 46 - 40
percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.



Gov. Rell leads 91 - 5 percent among Republicans and 56 - 26 percent
among independent voters, while Bysiewicz leads 74 - 12 percent among
Democrats.



Businessman Ned Lamont trails Rell 53 - 33 percent and Stamford Mayor
Dan Malloy loses 52 - 33 percent, the independent Quinnipiac
(KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds.



In a Democratic primary matchup, Bysiewicz gets 26 percent to 23
percent for Lamont, with 9 percent for Malloy. No other contender tops
3 percent.

With no candidate on the right to compare, all I can say
is that it looks like Susan Bysiewicz is the early front runner in the
race for the Democratic party nomination.



And it looks like Rell may still be able to squeak out on a bit of a high note barring anymore news of the scandal involving Dautrich - AKA: Rell's Brain - and Quinnipiac leaking out. Of course, this poll was, I believe, taken before the news of subpoenas going out in that scandal.


Lamont In - Rell Out There Somewhere?

Still waiting on word from Rell on whether or not she will be running - presumably she is having trouble forming an opinion on whether or not to run without Dautrich first poll testing the idea - but, via Paul Bass, it looks like Lamont is getting ready to run for Governor:

Ned Lamont, who took on U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman three years ago, has formed an “exploratory committee” for a challenge to Gov. M. Jodi Rell in 2010. He plans to talk about Moody’s, not Moody.

Lamont planned to start informing past supporters of his move Wednesday morning, a day after the polls closed on the 2009 municipal elections and attention officially turns to the already crowded 2010 campaigns for governor and U.S. Senate.

h/t to TPMDC for the full press release from Ned Lamont:

Soldiers Get Shafted, Again and........................!!

I was trying to write something more about this report I just read, but after these last eight previous years my rage keeps me from thinking straight in trying to add words to the total apathy, arrogance, and incompetence found in this country and it's elected representatives.

But I want you to meet Melissa Sterry, a Gulf War I National Guard Veteran, from New Haven Connecticut, and read the cuts I placed below also visiting the Hartford Advocate and read the rest, not only about Ms. Sterry but as to the rest of the Veterans of Connecticut, and what the state reps have to say.