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Lame duck Republican Jodi Rell has been a popular Governor ever since stepping into the position while disgraced ex-Gov. John Rowland (R) did his jail time for corruption. In fact, the last Democratic Governor in this blue state was William O'Neill, replaced by independent Lowell Weicker in 1991. That looks to change this year, no matter which D candidate is selected next Tuesday.

Today's Q-poll:

Less than one week before the Connecticut primary, former Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy trails businessman Ned Lamont 45 - 40 percent in the race for the Democratic nomination for governor, according to a Quinnipiac University poll of Democratic likely primary voters released today.

This compares to a 46 - 37 percent Lamont lead in a July 15 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University. In today's survey, 14 percent are undecided and 43 percent of those who choose a candidate say they might change their mind before the August 10 primary.

Among Republican likely primary voters, Lt. Gov. Mike Fedele trails former ambassador Tom Foley 41 - 26 percent, surging from a 48 - 13 percent deficit July 15. Oz Griebel has 13 percent. In this fluid race, 21 percent remain undecided and 62 percent of those who choose a candidate say they might change their mind in the next six days.

On the D side, Malloy had a strong debate and painted his opponent as ducking the opportunity, and both are running attack ads against the other (Lamont is accused of being a lousy businessman, Malloy of taking advantage of his Mayor of Stamford role to enrich himself.)

And so it goes:

In a statement Thursday, Malloy's campaign said voters know Malloy, the endorsed Democrat, has the best experience to be governor.

"They're moving away from Ned because they don't want a CEO to run this state like a business," the statement said. "Ned is pouring hundreds of thousands of dollars a day into this race -- about $8 million so far -- and people are beginning to reject it."

Lamont's campaign responded by criticizing Malloy's two-week "barrage" of negative, false ads and calling Malloy's campaign "desperate and erratic."

On the R side, it's just as nasty. From The Day:

The fists have flown just as furiously across the aisle, where Foley, a wealthy businessman and former U.S. ambassador, cruised out to an early lead on the strength of ubiquitous TV spots, but nonetheless went to court to try to block Fedele from participating in the state's public campaign financing system.

Foley's court challenge, which Griebel also backed, may have failed when the state Supreme Court rejected his request to block Fedele from receiving just over $2 million in his campaign grant.

But it has also handed him a cudgel with which to whack Fedele, the sitting lieutenant governor and the only gubernatorial candidate other than Malloy who is participating in the public financing system.

Fedele's retorts have aimed for the jugular: references to published reports about Foley's two arrests on motor vehicle-related charges, and a hard-hitting advertisement that shows off the plight of workers at a textile plant, the Bibb Co. in Columbus, Ga., once owned by Foley.

Foley maintained a minority stake in the company when it underwent restructuring and the plant was shut down, putting 1,000 employees out of work.

But don't be distracted by the sideshow. When the dust clears, it looks like this from the Q-poll:

Among all Connecticut voters, Lamont and Malloy lead any of the possible Republican candidates by a 13 to 25 percentage point margin, depending on the matchup:

   * Lamont tops Foley 46 - 33 percent;
   * Lamont over Fedele 48 - 33 percent;
   * Lamont beats Griebel 50 - 27 percent;
   * Malloy over Foley 46 - 31 percent;
   * Malloy beats Fedele 47 - 30 percent;
   * Malloy tops Griebel 50 - 25 percent.

That'll tighten, too. But a D pick-up, in a state generally rated a toss-up, certainly looks realistic.

Update [2010-8-5 14:18:35 by DemFromCT]:: You can follow CT politics at some great local CT blogs like My Left Nutmeg and Connecticut Bob. h/t thirdparty for the reminder.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Thu Aug 05, 2010 at 07:50 AM PDT.

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  •  a lamont persob came to my house (6+ / 0-)
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    TLS66, IM, NoMoJoe, Blackacre, louisprandtl, Loge

    While I generally support Ned, I was tempted to make the campaign person promise Lamont won't go on vacation after the primary.

    fact does not require fiction for balance

    by mollyd on Thu Aug 05, 2010 at 07:56:12 AM PDT

    •  I think that would be good..I still that was (1+ / 0-)
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      mollyd

      primarily the turnaround time for Liebermann when Lamont went for vacation right after the primary...

      •  correct Lamont was AWOL (2+ / 0-)
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        mjd in florida, louisprandtl

        when he was most needed. I do believe that cost him the election, and gave us 6 more years of Lieberslime.

        fact does not require fiction for balance

        by mollyd on Thu Aug 05, 2010 at 08:00:32 AM PDT

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        •  I also happen to think Clinton's rally in (3+ / 0-)
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          shpilk, mollyd, annieli

          favor of Loserman right before the primary was not helpful either.

          •  Lamont's vacation didn't elect Lieberman. (2+ / 0-)
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            ctkeith, annieli

            Granted, it wasn't a good or smart thing to do, but it wasn't what got Joe Lieberman elected.  It was the Democratic Party that did it.  They failed to send anyone to Connecticut to help Lamont and most certainly didn't allow any Dems. to come here.  It was obvious to everyone.  What we had as a result was 24 hour robo calls from Bill Clinton and a huge Clinton/Lieberman bash in Waterbury.  I blame Harry Reid and the Democratic Party.  I called Obama headquarters and asked them to please come to Connecticut and show some respect for the voters who voted in the primary.  They wouldn't even talk about coming to Connecticut, but Obama then sent a campaign contribution to Lamont.  I also called Reid's office and reminded them that they had told Connecticut Democrats that if they didn't like Joe Lieberman, then we should choose someone else for his spot.  Of course, when we did just that, Reid continued his love affair with Joe Lieberman, the man who loves only himself and his money.  Let me just add that Joe Lieberman did have Democratic supporters, one of whom was Barbara Boxer who made a widely covered trip here.  I'm sure there were others too, but my mind has written them out.  Today's Democratic Party is very poorly led and has too many rightwing sycophants.  Ned Lamont is an honest man, and I guess they have a really difficult time in politics.  I'm very, very disappointed with Malloy's behavior.  I was impressed when I first met him, but unfortunately, he's turned out to be a "politician" like all the rest.

          •  Clinton is not a great former President. (0+ / 0-)

            He wrote all those free trade deals that sent our jobs elsewhere and he deregulated the financial sector which led to the collapse of the economy.  It was very clear that Bill Clinton was building the contacts that would make him a multimillionaire.  His personal behavior was also very stupid.  I don't care what he does with his private time, but what he did was so very, very dumb.

        •  As someone who was intimately involved in that (7+ / 0-)
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          shpilk, mollyd, TLS66, IM, trinite, annieli, Loge

          capaign I can tell you that "vacation" was Dr ordered.Noone works 150+ hrs a week for long without suffering for it.

          http://dumpjoe.com/

          by ctkeith on Thu Aug 05, 2010 at 08:09:16 AM PDT

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        •  These two Democrat candidates had better (0+ / 0-)

          be careful with trashing each other in the primaries.

          In Florida, the Republican candidates have done such a great job of exposing each other's corruption with big money in advertising, that neither should and probably will be electable.  

          It's a great boon to Alex Sink (D) for Governor as she has been pretty low-key with campaigning. She has gotten help from Charlie Crist with the Florida legislature refusing to look at their proposed constitutional ban on "near-shore" drilling for the fall ballot during the "summer" special session.

          There were great front page photos of them grinning at each other, his arm on her shoulder and both sporting "let the people vote" stickers after that  Florida GOP critter fiasco in Tallahassee.  Most people are thoroughly ticked with our corporate corrupt Florida GOP and they are paying attention.

          Florida wins the Republican seat in the Senate (Charlie will caucus with the Dems) and the Governorship due to Jeb Bush, right-wing nutness and their corporate corruption.

          To Congress: "GO BIG" or go home

          by mjd in florida on Thu Aug 05, 2010 at 11:28:32 AM PDT

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    •  I think Ned was close to having health issues (6+ / 0-)

      and needed that break - this insistence that somehow Ned's vacation was the end all be all reason why he lost is a bit much.

      All of the power of the national Democratic Party was aimed right at Ned, the Democratic Party nominee to defeat him, even though 'officially' they pretended to say otherwise and support him.

      It was a disgusting display of treachery on the part of the Democratic Party nationally, what they did to this man.

      Ned Lamont had expended tremendous effort to win the nomination, and needed that break. The national Party repaid him by quietly stabbing him in the back, repeatedly.

      It's a major reason why I consider myself to be an independent, rather than a Democrat now.

      •  I think the issue wasn't that he was on vacation (3+ / 0-)
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        shpilk, mollyd, louisprandtl

        but that he was incommunicado and let Lieberman get the jump on him.  

        Lamont's good people -- I hope he wins.

        "This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind[.]" -- Robert F. Kennedy

        by Loge on Thu Aug 05, 2010 at 08:20:33 AM PDT

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        •  vacation/incommunicado, whatever (4+ / 0-)
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          While I know the Lamont campaign knew there would be push back from within the Democratic machine against him, even as the Party nominee, the untold story is the unsavory back room deals made with labor and a few other key players inside the Democratic Party in CT and DC to get at Ned.

          It's a book waiting to be written.
          The information is out there in the wild.

          People in this community know a fair amount of it, and someone with a good grasp for investigative reporting techniques could write a compelling expose on how Lieberman used a number of fulcrum points to destroy Ned Lamont's chances at getting that Senate seat.

          Let's keep in mind that with Senator Ned Lamont instead of Senator Whiny Joe, President Obama would have had a much easier time getting a lot done in these last 18 months, too.

          This decision by Democratic machine pols to back Lieberman has had serious consequences on progressive agenda these past 18 months.

          •  The Repubs got Joe elected - now he owes them (1+ / 0-)
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            louisprandtl

            Let's keep in mind that with Senator Ned Lamont instead of Senator Whiny Joe, President Obama would have had a much easier time getting a lot done in these last 18 months, too.

            Damn right - which is why the Republicans ran a hapless candidate that they wouldn't even endorse, nevermind support.  IIRC, the guy wasn't even allowed into either of the state's casinos due to sloughing off on gambling debts.  Rove went on TV and refused to say they even wanted their guy to win.  That's because Joe Lieberman was really their guy.  

            The Repubs let Joe keep his power by bowing out of the race, and in return, he pushes their obstruction under a facade of a 'moderate independent'.  Like when he blocked the same medicare compromise that HE suggested months earlier.  

            It was diabolical, and I don't think many realized the implications at the time.  Establishment Dems thought they were pushing 'their guy', who wasn't really their guy anymore...

            If you want a discussion, please stick to arguing the point. If you wanted something else...please exit the vehicle.

            by robizio on Thu Aug 05, 2010 at 09:36:01 AM PDT

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        •  Lieberman has friends in the media. (1+ / 0-)
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          louisprandtl

          They came out with guns blazing as soon as the primary was over.  CBS radio in NYC is one of them, and the Assoc. Press is another.  These guys even told me that Joe Lieberman was the story, not Ned Lamont.    

  •  Malloy did an interesting thing.. (3+ / 0-)
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    He ran a open telecon last Tuesday evening. My phone rang and I was linked to the ongoing telecon. He took several tough questions from the listeners. I don't know how they got my phone number. I've to admit that I listened in for almost an hour. And judging from the listeners' reaction, he did well. I'm yet to hear about a similar open telecon from Ned Lamont.

  •   DLC Dan Malloys a Slimebag (4+ / 0-)

    who went totally negatve a few weeks ago after it was obvious he couldn't win on the issues.

    http://dumpjoe.com/

    by ctkeith on Thu Aug 05, 2010 at 07:57:51 AM PDT

    •  At this moment I'm ambivalent although leaning (1+ / 0-)
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      itskevin

      towards Lamont..in the general I'm going to support either against Foley or Fedele..

      •  Consider November Above All (5+ / 0-)

        Before a Dem can govern, a Dem has to win on November 2.  We live in a state where Linda McMahon will be spending $25m more driving up GOP turnout (in the Senate race, but a voter is a voter).  Why on Earth would we nominate the guy who will have $3m only (half the money he needs at a minimum), and be facing an opponent willing to spend 5 times that?

        Lamont is certainly more likely to help us on turnout, which helps Himes, Courtney, etc. and offsets the McMahon GOTV effort substantially.

        Given that Malloy and Lamont are very, very similar on policy, vote for the one who can win and helps the ticket all over the state.

        Republicans just try to block anything Democrats and science have to say.

        by Russells 10 on Thu Aug 05, 2010 at 08:35:15 AM PDT

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        •  Realpolitik they call it Europe. (1+ / 0-)
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          louisprandtl

          It's going to be Money vs Money.

          It always is, and Gov, Sen and House races are linked to together.

          It sucks that money seems to be the one operative word that drives politics, but that's simply the way it is, even more so in CT it seems than in many other States, for some reason.

        •  I hear you... (1+ / 0-)
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          louisprandtl

          but one thing that concerns me about Lamont is that his social networking ground game seems weak. For instance, Malloy's got twice as many followers on FB as Lamont. With all Lamont's money, and his built-in advantages with the wired progressive crowd from '06, you'd think he'd have an edge here.

          This makes me worry a little that his support is soft.

    •  how are ya? ;-) (1+ / 0-)
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      louisprandtl

      "unity" rally seems a long way away, eh?

      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

      by Greg Dworkin on Thu Aug 05, 2010 at 08:02:02 AM PDT

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    •  I won't go that far. (5+ / 0-)

      I've met Dan on a few occasions and he's a likeable enough guy.

      That said.

      I hated working for Stamford when he was there.  The cops were pricks, not that it reflected on him personally.

      I hate driving through Stamford.

      I hate going to the City Hall to work now.

      I hate how Dan Malloy is a pro big business shill.
      I hate how Dan Malloy basically evicted a bunch of low income people and allowed private developers to tear up the city with promises of building affordable apartments (total BS), fancy hotels and luxurious class A office space.  He gave HUGE tax breaks to RBS and USB banks to build huge corporate office buildings downtown.  Tax breaks which when they run out so too will those banks.  Private Hedge fund guy Antares bought up half the South End so that he could develop it and he went under and the place now looks like a bomb went off with nice paved roads (stimulus $ at work) but partially complete buildings and huge holes where older buildings were torn down.  He basically tried to turn Stamford into a smaller version of NYC complete with a high rise with condos selling for $1 million for a small unit on the 20th floor (penthouses went for over $4 mil) with the Trump name on it and his own version of Central Park which right now is a big pile of dirt.  

      He did some good things (I think his vision of the Greenway when complete in 20 or so years will be great but right now it IS just a big pile of dirt)  like focusing on energy efficiency and so on, but he also did alot of damage to Stamford.  The city is expensive to live in and expensive to visit.  If he had his way he would have torn down or sold off ALL low income housing and pushed out ALL low income people to Bridgeport and Ansonia.  The traffic is atrocious because there is no real damn plan for controlling and directing traffic.  He basically let any and every big business set up shop and let any big developer do whatever the hell they wanted, traffic be damned.  High Ridge Road, Summer East and West Main, Bedford Street and many of teh other streets downtown are all undriveable, I95 always bottlenecks at Stamford because of the runaway growth.  He's the poster child for urban sprawl.

      That's why I will not be voting for him.  

      This is your world These are your people You can live for yourself today Or help build tomorrow for everyone -8.75, -8.00

      by DisNoir36 on Thu Aug 05, 2010 at 09:26:10 AM PDT

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  •  All politics is local (1+ / 0-)
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    annieli

    So long as the GOP keeps weeding out people who don't drink deeply from the "cut taxes" kool-aid fountain, we can keep winning supposedly toss-up seats.

    In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; but in practice, there always is a difference. - Yogi Berra

    by blue aardvark on Thu Aug 05, 2010 at 07:59:07 AM PDT

  •  Some problems with this (3+ / 0-)

    As with most things money talks. Malloy has a big problem right now in that's basically out of money and his CEP grant may only be $500,000 or so for the General. If, as expected, Tom Foley is his opponent we can expect he'll self-fund to the tune of at least $10,000,000.

    So Malloy has a big problem, of not only winning the primary but actually being able to mount a serious campaign later for the General. The campaign finance issue may resolve itself this month but Malloy will remain either underfunded or seriously underfunded.

    Lamont doesn't have the same issue so I'd posit that if Malloy wins then Democrats chances are considerably less.

    Here we are now Entertain us I feel stupid and contagious

    by Scarce on Thu Aug 05, 2010 at 07:59:40 AM PDT

  •  Also, Malloy's last debate on Tues was quite weak (3+ / 0-)

    I basically agree with these take from Rick Green at the Hartford Courant:

    This viewer has to hand it to Ned Lamont, who seemed move lively, energetic and full of ideas than Dan Malloy, who appeared almost somnolent at times. What on earth was Malloy thinking about with that tie?

    I'll admit there's still that deer-in-the-headlights issue with Lamont, but at least he's got something more to say than "hey, we did it in Stamford and we can do it in Hartford." They did it in Stamford with millions of dollars from state taxpayers, by the way.

    Best line from Lamont:"Dan, we can't afford all your promises. I'm inheriting a $3.5 billion budget deficit. I can't make any promises."

    Here we are now Entertain us I feel stupid and contagious

    by Scarce on Thu Aug 05, 2010 at 08:03:44 AM PDT

  •  Weicker was a Republican most of his (2+ / 0-)
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    IM, louisprandtl

    political career, and a damn good human being.

    New England has had a fair number of decent Republicans over the years - in NH we had some interesting ones, Bob Smith, Warren Rudman come to mind - but Weicker is a liberal, in the classic New England sense of the word in many many ways.

    •  Weicker still is a damn good human being (8+ / 0-)

      had a chance to work with him a few years ago on non-political issues.

      Great WEICKER quote:

      He said the dozen tea party picketers -- it was closer to six -- protesting his appearance out on the sidewalk were nothing compared to the frothing crowd of 40,000 opponents to the income tax who descended on the Capitol lawn back in the fall of 1991.

      "I don't know if you remember what happened on that day, but believe me I was in the middle of 40,000 people, to the point, I might add, where my friend Howard Baker, who served in the United States Senate, called me in my office and said `are you all right?'" Weicker recalled. "I said `yes I'm fine.' He said `well, I was watching this thing on television with some friends and I turned to them and I said, you know Lowell Weicker is the only man I know who would light a match to look into a gas tank to see if it was empty."

      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

      by Greg Dworkin on Thu Aug 05, 2010 at 08:14:22 AM PDT

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  •  All CT Dems should read this (4+ / 0-)
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    Here's the problem: http://www.myleftnutmeg.com/...

  •  Open to input -- leaning Malloy - HELP! (0+ / 0-)

    Thought Lamont would be a good senator, but don't see how he brings any relevant to the table in terms of running a government.

    CT needs vision, but also needs someone who can coordinate a huge workforce, multiple agencies and motivate the reps and senators to focus on the needs of CT residents.  Malloy seems to have a better track record here.

    Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. Do everything in love.

    by Ed G on Thu Aug 05, 2010 at 08:13:04 AM PDT

  •  what has Malloy done for the poor of Stamford (3+ / 0-)
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    DisNoir36, louisprandtl, annieli

    other than push them into Norwalk?

    fact does not require fiction for balance

    by mollyd on Thu Aug 05, 2010 at 08:20:30 AM PDT

  •  I'm Hoping For Lamont (2+ / 0-)
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    trinite, louisprandtl

    Even though I don't have a dog in that contest -- being from Texas and the Left Coast. But I figure Lamont in the Governor's chair will not look good to Little Joe when he runs for re-election in 2012.

    "There's no housing bubble..." - Fed Chief Ben Bernanke, 10/27/2005

    by chuco35 on Thu Aug 05, 2010 at 08:24:01 AM PDT

  •  And what will Lieberman do (1+ / 0-)
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    louisprandtl

    if Lamont wins and Lieberman has to face the prospect of living with the guy who beat him in the primary in 2006 becoming his "esteemed colleague" and partner in Connecticut's interests?

    Since Lieberman specializes in making mischief, I can just see him trying to skew the CT senate race to the Republican if Lamont wins.

    It is not within the powers of the government to help its citizens get into heaven, nor to save them from hell.

    by DanK Is Back on Thu Aug 05, 2010 at 08:24:15 AM PDT

    •  Oops, I was thinking Senate race (1+ / 0-)
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      louisprandtl

      and Lamont is running for governor this time. Still, the governor and the senators have to work closely on state business, and Lieberman, I am sure, gets a bad taste in his mouth whenever he thinks of Lamont. So I wouldn't be surprised if he tries to bollix this up.

      It is not within the powers of the government to help its citizens get into heaven, nor to save them from hell.

      by DanK Is Back on Thu Aug 05, 2010 at 08:27:07 AM PDT

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      •  expect Lieberman to undercut either Democrat (2+ / 0-)
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        R Rhino from CT4, louisprandtl

        Why would he change his pattern now?

        fact does not require fiction for balance

        by mollyd on Thu Aug 05, 2010 at 08:33:30 AM PDT

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      •  That's The (Presumed) Beauty OF Lamont To ME (1+ / 0-)
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        louisprandtl

        Little Joe will have a sworn enemy controlling the levers of state government in 2012, when he will (hopefully) have a strong D to contend with on the November ballot. There were way too many Ds falling over themselves to help out Little Joe last time -- even as an Independent.

        Will Obama do so in 2012? Lamont for sure won't.

        "There's no housing bubble..." - Fed Chief Ben Bernanke, 10/27/2005

        by chuco35 on Thu Aug 05, 2010 at 08:41:44 AM PDT

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        •  Did you see Joe's comment on Lamont recently? (2+ / 0-)
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          Lieberman made sure he told the media that he holds no bad feelings for Ned Lamont and that he respects him.  Gee, how things change.  Remember when Joe said that he had no respect for the results of the primary?  That was the first time in my life that I heard any politician say that he or she had no respect for the results of an election.  Gee, I don't think Al Gore said that, and he certainly had good reason to.  Maybe Joe Lieberman wants another six years in the Senate, and he's kissing up to anyone and everyone who can help him get there?  Doesn't this man know that it's time for him to retire?

    •  RETIRE!!!! (1+ / 0-)
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      louisprandtl

      ANY QUESTIONS?

      http://dumpjoe.com/

      by ctkeith on Thu Aug 05, 2010 at 08:37:27 AM PDT

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  •  Malloy = JACCP = Just Another Crooked CT Pol n/t (1+ / 0-)
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    trinite

    "...calling for a 5" deck gun is not parody. Not by a long shot." (gnaborretni)

    by annieli on Thu Aug 05, 2010 at 09:20:55 AM PDT

  •  Disappointing (5+ / 0-)
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    It is disappointing not to see a single link to My Left Nutmeg, Connecticut Bob, or any CT state blog covering the CT-GOV race in this post.

    They have been doing great work in the past few weeks, and I don't think they've received a single link from the Daily Kos front page.

  •  Sorry, if Malloy wins I'm voting Republican, (1+ / 0-)
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    annieli

    Just so I can help make sure he loses.  My reasons are selfish and personal, but they work for me.

    We have a special needs kitty named Angel, who we've had for about 8 years.  My wife adopted her when she lived in Stamford.  Malloy slashed all the funding for the animal shelters, so all of Stamford's cats were going to be put down if no one adopted them.  Thankfully a number of organizations stepped forward, and we have our sweet old girl, but I despise the man on a personal level for that.

    Also, I did my student teaching in Stamford, and had his youngest son in class.  So arrogant, and knew he could get away with murder because, as I heard the principal say many times, "He's the mayor's son."

    Plus, I heard a number of tales from teachers who, when they would need to call home because of some issue with Sam or other Malloy kids, that they would get chewed out and told by Malloy and his wife that they obviously weren't doing their jobs right, and it was the teacher's fault the kid had problems.

    "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a Communist." -Dom Helder Camara

    by barrydancer on Thu Aug 05, 2010 at 10:58:55 AM PDT

  •  CT is such a small state (2+ / 0-)
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    DemFromCT, louisprandtl

    it all is very personal, more like a village where people have had personal contacts with one candidate or another.

    fact does not require fiction for balance

    by mollyd on Thu Aug 05, 2010 at 11:38:01 AM PDT

  •  FYI, Quinnipiac's in the field with another poll (0+ / 0-)

    already. I just got called.

  •  So this race (0+ / 0-)

    is really just about character and past business/political experience, isn't it?  Admittedly I forgot to catch the Dem governor debate, but other than that, is anyone touching on the issues?

    "We cannot build our own future without helping others to build theirs." -President Bill Clinton

    by Scott M94 on Thu Aug 05, 2010 at 05:10:22 PM PDT

  •  also in the Dem primaries... (2+ / 0-)
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    annieli, Scott M94

    Don't forget the comptroller position, where for Dems it's Kevin Lembo vs. Mike Jarjura.  I urge all of you to vote Lembo - he's the endorsed candidate, pro-equality, absurdly qualified, and has made a difference in his role as leader of the Office of Healthcare Advocate.   Jarjura has been ineffective as mayor of Waterbury, hired the disgraced John Rowland as an economic development advisor, supported Lieberman in the last election, is ani-abortion and sits on the advisory council for the Family Institute of CT.  

    Remember on Tuesday- Kevin Lembo for Comptroller!

     

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