SO WHO WANTS TO BE GOVERNOR?
Someone who can afford it as the good ship "Land
of Steady Habits" goes down, we would think...various interest groups
(one example) wants to know some answers. "Second Chance Society?"
2018 ELECTIONS IN CONNECTICUT: Just the facts from the CT SOURCE (Sec'y of the State)
Without the President of the U.S.A. or Hon. Dannel Malloy running should make it a positive election cycle. Except for...calling everyone
racist, terrorists and Impeachable if they disagree with you.
CT Republican Party State Convention May 12-13 now turning to August 14th Primaries; CT Democratic Party State Convention May 19-20 and no doubt after, August 14th Primaries.
From the Sec'y of the State's Calendar: Party Primary process begins...
QUICK LINKS: To Primary story
CONNECTICUT: Just the facts regarding the process and the reverse chronological order story of the election campaign, blow by blow, of campaign for state-wide office.
THE BALLOT: What will it look like? Considering that there will be, we think, more than one "Question" plus at least one petitioning candidate for Governor..
Odds and ends
Press reports - reverse chronological order
WATCH ON CT-N: http://www.ctn.state.ct.us/ctnplayer.asp?odID=15447
OPENING REMARKS: Better service at less cost; Two CTs - his "Second Chance" to make one CT
CLOSING REMARKS: "I'll make the tough decisions" says Lamont; "One CT" - Ganim closer.
Now we know why Joe Ganim was elected and re-elected. Opioids final question: Pharmaceutical lawsuit - legalize MJ - etc.
DEMOCRATS DEBATE FOR GOVERNOR AT CT REALTORS: Meanwhile, "forum" in New Haven included the 2nd and 4th GOP candidates below here plus the 2 Democrats.
Will Democrats face a Malloy test?
Will CT problems take a back seat to Trump-bashing? Probably a
sure thing they'll all agree! Statements made - by audience and candidates,in
WATCH ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56hMDwTaTW8
REPUBLICAN DEBATE FOR GOVERNOR AT CT REALTORS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56hMDwTaTW8
We watched it and thought they all did well. Previous to the
weekend (16th, 17th of June) we were under the impression that they
didn't say anything - but they DID!!!
GOP ONLY: https://ctmirror.org/2018/06/11/cordial-gop-debate-malloy-mentioned/
AT REAL ESTATE-SPONSORED EVENT FOR PRIMARY DEBATES
At right, COURANT headlines "Trump" - to New Haven Independent coverage headline on Sanctuary Cities, via CTNEWSJUNKIE...
Interesting rules...and by the way, we didn't think the "Trump" test
question was a bit silly. Do you think they'll ask the same
question of the Democrats?
CANDIDATE FORUM: Click on black & white graphic for full color blow up (interviews here)
Who qualified? Only those who received at least 15% of their Party's convention vote for Governor
University of Hartford Rell Center Forum:
"A Job Like No Other: Interviews with Republican and Democratic Candidates for Governor of Connecticut"
Want to see an interview with candidates for Governor who qualified
for ballot as of the results of Conventions. Watch this
Forum in full here: http://www.ctn.state.ct.us/ctnplayer.asp?odID=15367
Our unofficial PRIMARY BALLOTS below - how many of these candidates do you know or have heard of prior to the PRIMARY?
ABOVE THE "SHAPE" OF THE TWO BALLOTS (CLICK TO ENLARGE).
I C T U R E W O R T
H 1 0 0 0 W O R D S . . .
A C R O S S T H E P O N D .
AUGUST 14th IS PRIMARY ELECTION
G O V E R N O R
Democrats contest (1 petitioning) on Primary Ballot Aug. 14; 2 petitioning approved by Sec'y of the State of total of 5 candidates for Governor in GOP.
D O W N B A L L O T c o n t e s t s
Nominated LT GOV candidates; and we think we heard a Treasurer candidate (D) didn't June 20th.
(L) - qualifies for C.E.P. $$; challenger for LT GOV as a Democrat - story about protests against ICE in Hartford.
Article about Democrat LTGOV race here: https://www.ctnewsjunkie.com/archives/entry/20180716_bysiewicz_touts_support_from_local_elected_officials/
What's the process? https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/sots/ElectionServices/Misc/2018-ED-607-Instruction-Page-for-Nominating-Petition-11-6-2018.pdf?la=en
"We're not an ATM" at Citizen's Election Program
Maybe there won't be time to spend the $$ by the
time August 14th rolls around? One C.E.P. applicant, GOP, (AG candidate) needs the cash NOW!!!
One Gubernatorial candidate application for C.E.P. $$ being investigated.
We checked in with the Town Clerk to see if Weston was a hot town for petitioning...
CONNECTICUT PRIMARY SEASON - WHO VOTES IN PRIMARIES FOR THE MOST PART?
Predict Weston turnout in August Primaries:
- Those "D" and "R" registered voters who don't leave town.
- Those who vote absentee...registered Democrat and Republican voters only.
- By getting an absentee ballot
application, beginning July 24th in Town Hall. This is a two-step
process so it isn't easy to complete.
- Democrat (2279) & Republican (1710) voters in town as of April. 2018;
- Turnout in Referendum on the budget: 634
- Turnout for Dog Park adjourned Special Town Meeting: 1,686
NOT ELIGIBLE: "Oz" petitioning to November ballot. Mayor
Ganim (and a few more GOP) too - or is Mayor Ganim doing both Primary as
well as November ballot?
FORUM for Gubernatorial candidates qualifying for the ballot at Party Conventions
And by the way, we would swear that an article "disappeared" from our favorite website when
FYI - GOP has Primary Aug. 14th for U.S. Senate, we think...but we won't know until July 24th for sure about anything!
The Aspetuck News has an excellent rundown, albeit spell check missed
"Comptroller" and instead used "controller" on July 17, 2018 about the
There appears to be the following contest menu - office greyed in are
uncontested by Parties - but there could be other non-Major Party
candidates petitioning to get on the ballot Nov. 6.
A U G U S T 1 4 P R I M A R I E S
above left to get info on when absentee ballots are
DEMOCRATIC TICKET PRIMARIES as of May 30th, candidates attempting to petition onto the Aug. 14 Dem. ballot.
LT. GOV (2-way)
How another is doing it: https://ctmirror.org/2018/06/04/stefanowski-gets-closer-less-traveled-path-gop-primary/
REPUBLICAN TICKET PRIMARIES as of May 30th, multiple candidates attempting to petition onto the Aug. 14 G.O.P. ballot.
U.S. Senate (2-way)
GOV. (3-way contest)
LT. GOV. (3-way contest)
A.G. (2-way contest)
Treasurer (2-way contest)
Comptroller (if another candidate is successful in petitioning).
Bridge for only 3 players, with no bidding. You go down a
lot. Like being a State-wide Republican candidate in Connecticut.
Best review of this convention: http://www.courant.com/opinion/hc-op-rennie-dems-from-convention-to-primary-20180520-story.html#nws=true
LAMONT GETS THE NOMINATION FOR GOVERNOR - NO PRIMARY OR PETITIONING OPPOSITION UNLESS GANIM COLLECTS SIGNATURES...
From Ken Dixon (CT POST): "...Balloting for the two
gubernatorial hopefuls was delayed until afternoon
by a human-driven computer glitch, in which more votes were cast that
there were eligible delegates, some of whom failed to register for their
credentials before submitting their choices for secretary of the
state." But there are no problems with voter fraud, of course.
A.G. Primary for Democrats above.
PRIMARIES FOR: Lt. Gov.; potential petitioning
candidate for Governor; no contests for incumbent Comptroller,
Sec'y of the State. Three-way contests in these 2 - Treasurer and A.G.
Sen. Murphy renominated. and reminding Democrats "why they are Democrats" as the headline reads!.
Democrats pick Mary Glassman for Congress in the 5th (to have Primary) in the 4th. Jim Himes to run against Trump.
Defeats another woman (read article above). Remember this story? Read it all here: http://www.aboutweston.com/169towns.html#simsbury
Diversity in CT Dems asks State Senator?
Taking voter turnout for granted, some might ask, and others might say "not so fast."
NUMBER TWO TRIES HARDER
Republican almost earning the nomination has a modest proposal - every week until the Primary August 14th
COURANT FROM THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION
Who votes in Primaries?
One Gubernatorial candidate may have the odds in his favor (not pictured). He has checked to see who has voted in Primaries previously we think.- check your mail box.
For Governor - Mayor Mark wins - Primary August. 14th. Sec'y of the State candidate Chapman
There will be a Republican Primary in August for
almost everything...there are candidates out there trying to petition on to the August ballot including someone who knows what an algorithm is.
- Sec'y of the State candidate not contested - Susan Chapman...
- Primary for U.S. Senate seat;
races in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th uncontested at GOP
convention - according to COURANT - 5th contested and there will be a
- Third round Mayor Mark edges past his rivals,
above 50% of delegates - and earns a chance to run in perhaps a 5-way
GOP Primary August 14th - maybe more in the mix, too.
- Sen. Markley wins Lt. Gov. nomination, Erin Stewart and Jayme Stevenson both gain Convention % to primary.
NEXT WEEK IN HARTFORD FOR MAJORITY PARTY - DESTITUTE OF IDEAS TO BAIL OUT THE STATE?
Democrats at the XL Center? If so,
arguably a location more structurally sound than the economic condition
of the State of Connecticut.
ITEMS WE FOUND AMUSING FROM THE PRESS
CAUCUS NEWS - "Voter Security Party" - example in the 5th Congressional District: http://www.ctnewsjunkie.com/archives/entry/20180514_democrats_in_the_5th_go_with/
POST-Convention run up to Primaries:
Definitely click above to get full story - it is aimed for the concept that 169 towns are the problem and cities are too small.
Republican Debate: http://www.courant.com/politics/hc-pol-republican-debate-west-haven-20180221-story.html
Republican Debate: http://www.ctnewsjunkie.com/archives/entry/2018221_republicans_take_debate_stage_with_gun_control_in_headlines/
CT DEMS MORPHING INTO SEIU, AFSCME, CEA/AFT.
Senator Slossberg to retire.
NEW HAVEN MAYOR (FORMERLY CT LEGISLATOR) PURGE TALK - new face of Dems (second from the left)
UPDATE: Indeed there appears to be one in shoreline towns - Rep.
Reed, Sen. Kennedy, Sen Slossberg not running. Rep. Fleischmann
being primaried in West Hartford - Sen. Doyle not running for reelection.
A NARROW FRAME OF REFERENCE
Some House Dems think CT actually had "cities." Connecticut in totality is more like "one plus" boroughs of NYC (JMO)
UNAFFILIATED GOVERNOR CANDIDATE (former Republican) WITH UNAFFILIATED LT GOV CANDIDATE (former Democrat)
that candidacy was imminent last week when he retired from Metro
Hartford Alliance job, Oz has roots back to (aka CT21) - and Economics/Land Use group here:
Well, its nice to know that all the work and consultant $$ that went into this is be4ing dusted off. Story in full: https://ctmirror.org/2017/12/19/oz-griebel-picks-sandy-hook-activist-as-running-mate/
FIRST STATEWIDE SURVEY: Half and half.
We are not surprised that after two years
Mayor Bronin had had enough...but being Governor? Out of the
frying pan...as the saying goes.
HE WOULD HAVE SAID HE WAS "THROWING HIS HAT IN THE
RING" BUT THAT IS A BAD REMINDER TO DANBURY, NORWALK AND CT INDUSTRY AS
AETNA (C) LIKE THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT'S FISCAL SITUATION (R)
Answer: They'll both disappear under the waves in five years, or the
end of the first term of Governor Bronin. "Flexible" space. - 21st
century concept to early 20th Century icon.
2018 ELECTIONS IN CONNECTICUT: Just the facts from the CT SOURCE (Sec'y of the State)
START YOUR ENGINES...AND NEXT STEP (S): Gotta watch the "Petition" date for both Parties.
GOP has two (2) petitioning candidates and perhaps more for
Governor; DEMS have a Gubernatorial candidate in the wings gathering signatures, too. How is position on the ballot determined?
When is the
Party Primary date? Ans. August 14th. Where will
it-they be held in Weston? W.M.S. Gym.
GOVERNOR & LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR NOT RUNNING; A.G. AS WELL.
Some whose careers we've followed are running for Governor and LT. GOV. ..NOW INTERESTED IN A.G. OFFICIALLY? GOVERNOR'S CLONE NO LONGER IN THE MIX. Oz running independently? And senior citizen Ned!
Democrats and Republican, et al. My choice; Dan Drew out (running mate pictured). Party Conventions coming up; AG endorses Lamont: http://www.ctnewsjunkie.com/archives/entry/20180326_jepsen_goes_all_in_for_lamont/
ATTORNEY GENERAL JEPSEN NOT RUNNING FOR RE-ELECTION: ENDORSES NED LAMONT FOR GOVERNOR
Here's a lawyer joke: How many members of an American State
General Assembly might aspire to be Attorney General?
Answer: It depends . How about for AG in Connecticut?
Ambitious politicians who didn't win nomination or ticket to Primanies...
are looking to advance up the ladder
eventually to the bench, perhaps.
These lawyers just want to run, never mind for which office. AG hopeful from GOP news!!! The latest: AG DEM long shot...out.
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Reports on who else is running for what...musical "chairs" or benches.
GREENWICH V. GREENWICH?
CT HOUSE DISTRICT 135th: LWV DEBATE Saturday Oct. 13, 2018, 10:30am, Weston Town Hall Meeting Room
Both candidates from Easton.
135th includes all of Weston, Easton, and part of Redding. What are the issues?
T H E E L E P H A N T I N T H E R O O M . . . DEMOCRATS THROWING THE ELECTION AGAINST THE WALL TO SEE WHAT STICKS?
Impeachment going to take place after January 2019?
Inquiring minds assumes this is the Democrat playbook:
We don't think this is a winning plan for a number of reasons.
- Win the Majority in the House in 2018,
- Impeach the President and then
- Expect Donald Trump to resign rather than be convicted in a Senate trial where you need 2/3 vote to do so.
SOME JOKES ARE IRONY. OTHERS FALL ON DEAF EARS
"How are Lowell Weicker and Ned Lamont alike?"
- Not that they are both from Greenwich when they ran for Governor, although that is true.
- ANS.: Rather that in his first ad, candidate Lamont says he will only serve one term.
- So vote for Ned. He and a Democrat majority in the Legislature
will do what again? Oh, Weicker already created the income tax. Albeit
not as redistributive in design as some might like.
- Why else to vote for Ned? He won't take any salary. He says he
won't use an official limo. His slogan? "Make Connecticut
I swear we don't compare notes: http://www.courant.com/opinion/hc-op-mcenroe-money-intrigue-ct-primary-20180621-story.html#nws=true
"THE TWO CONNECTICUTS" - Remember that reference to CT education?
This is the best match up in General Election Nov. 6th - it will
save the Citizen's Election Program a bundle - since both are
self-funded candidates and particulary of interest to COURANT columnist..
POLITICS IS A RUNNING GAME (AS IN "ALL ABOARD!" CANDIDACY PHRASE AND OTHER WORD PLAY)
2018 CT: Based upon Transit Oriented Development project scale (i.e. bus, minor station) a shrinking vision? How about Bill Gates' dynamic idea?
- Vote for me because I didn't take away your I.R.S. deduction for local property tax/income tax/donations, etc. (Federal office)
- Vote for me because Donald Trump is President and I am not
- Vote for me because I'm not Dan Malloy
- Vote for me because I'm provide hand warmers to Fastrak bus users
- Vote for me because TOD in East Norwalk is a joke - not a mainline station to develop commercial development
for me because I'll raise taxes on the "wealthy (Fairfield County
only)" (Democrats) or I'll re-open teacher's and state union contracts
if a new AG says it is legal to do so (Republicans)
- Ideas from Transportation Finance Panel - a blast from the past! Link is to topic - most recent developments at the top.
Joseph Stiglitz his favorite economist
Right-wing conspiracy or more "fake news" algorithms from Google?
INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW WHO'S COOKING THE BOOKS HERE:
Latest research-survey from purported NYU entity doesn't come up on a Google search...
ALL IN THE FAMILY
Is this an "off year" for U.S. Senate? Nope. Sen. Murphy running.
1st District Congressman's brother above (no news, just a nice graphic)..
MORE ALL IN THE FAMILY NEWS
Reminding us more of reconstruction. "Stamford: The City
That Works" post Civil War politics - it works if you are related:
What are the odds in Las Vegas for...
Trump Impeachment? Conviction by the Senate...this year? How about sports betting?
ENDORSES (AS WE HEARD IT) ENFORCEMENT OF FREE SPEECH LIMITATIONS
In the last question after State Bonding Commission Meeting late 2017, Governor
Malloy shows what he will be doing in his last year in office.