Governor

Notes on CT Governor and Senate Races

  • Posted on: 15 July 2010
  • By: Connecticut Man1

Hundreds of miles of Boom not deployed correctly...

  • Posted on: 25 June 2010
  • By: Connecticut Man1

And thousands of good men and women in the military that are sitting idle when they, with a little training, could be deployed to take care of that Boom properly.


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There are a lot of things where I would just roll my eyes when both sides play political games. But this game that Jindal is playing is resulting in the physical destruction of part of the United States of America. Same can be said for any of the states that are holding back on using these soldiers that can and should be doing something very useful in this disaster. Because if you are doing this because you don't want the government to be seen doing the kind of things that it can and should do...

Then the government isn't broken in this case but you, Gov. Jindal,  are clearly busted:

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Open Thread - Movin' on!

  • Posted on: 27 May 2010
  • By: Connecticut Man1

I am at the point where I can choose to live in a half empty house with only a computer and a lot of furniture (minus the drawers of "stuff" that are already moved) or live in a half empty house with a TV and no furniture inside (though we do have our patio furniture moved so we can sit outside). We load up the van and take it over every night and so far we have moved most of the small things we have. We rented a small moving truck to move the big things figuring on doing it in two loads but with so much already done we may just get everything left to fit in that one small truck for one last load.

Below the fold is some open thread stuff that is moving in the traditional and new media.

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

  • Posted on: 10 November 2009
  • By: Connecticut Man1

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?

  • Posted on: 4 November 2009
  • By: Connecticut Man1

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:

Gov. Rell: "The Computer Ate My Homework!"

  • Posted on: 22 October 2009
  • By: Connecticut Man1

When you read stuff like this you really don't have to wonder if Dautrich focus group tested this message before she sent it out:

A review of documents provided by the university to The Day also shows that the governor's office did not fully comply with previous requests for public records, leaving out a handful of e-mail responses from Moody to Dautrich, including a message that thanks the professor for his help in crafting Rell's budget speech.

Harris declined to comment on any of the new findings in the UConn documents, but said in an interview this week that the Moody e-mails had been withheld from a reporter inadvertently because the governor's staff had not correctly used the "Find" function in the Outlook e-mail program when complying with The Day's records request.

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