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Monday, July 12, 2010

07/12/10 Here are the highlights from last week’s political life in Greenwich And The State Of Connecticut.

NBC 30 announced that it will televise gubernatorial debates for both parties’ bidders next week. Democratic contenders Greenwich businessman Ned Lamont and former Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy will debate this upcoming Tuesday while republican contenders – Greenwich businessman Tom Foley, Lieutenant Governor Michael Fedele and longtime MetroHartford Alliance regional chamber of commerce CEO R. Nelson “Oz” Griebel – will debate on Wednesday. Both debates will start at 7 p.m. The two parties’ primaries are scheduled for August 10, 2010.

Meanwhile, former Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy criticized Greenwich resident Ned Lamont for skipping a televised debate in New London scheduled for July 27 by The Day of New London and WTNH. A spokeswoman from Mr. Lamont’s campaign confirmed that the Greenwich businessman will not participate. The news agency added that the republican gubernatorial candidates, who are scheduled for July 28, will still participate.

The Hartford Courant reported that former Governor Lowell Weicker, Jr., a Ned Lamont supporter, said on Colin McEnroe’s radio program on WNPR that the democratic debate on July 27 should be held.

On July 26, there will be a debate on WNPR radio between democratic contenders for the party nomination for lieutenant governor – State Comptroller Nancy Wyman and Simsbury First Selectwoman Mary Glassman. The two are Dan Malloy’s and Ned Lamont’s respective running mates.

Meanwhile, on Friday Greenwich millionaire Tom Foley and his campaign filed a lawsuit against Lt. Gov. Mike Fedele’s campaign, his running mate Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton’s campaign, state Treasurer Denise Nappier, State Comptroller Nancy Wyman and State Elections and Enforcement Commission (SEEC) General Counsel and Executive Director Albert Lenge.

In the 20-page lawsuit, Mr. Foley and his campaign seek declaratory judgment on the following claims:
• That Mike Fedele and Mark Boughton as a joint campaign committee and previously as separate campaign committees cannot receive more than $100 in total from one and the same contributor and consider these contributions as eligible for the Citizens Election Program (CEP).
• That the CEP does not permit an endorsed campaign for lieutenant governor to form a joint campaign committee with a non-endorsed candidate for governor.
• That the CEP “does not permit the payment of additional monies to opposing participating candidates as a result of any contributions, loans or other funds received by, or expenditures made, or obligated to be made, by a nonparticipating candidate prior to the day following the close [of the Republican State Convention].” Justin Clark, Mr. Foley’s campaign manager, claims that only campaign money that Tom Foley received in his campaign account after the Republican State Convention could provide a supplemental grant to Mike Fedele.

CT News Junkie.com reported that, according to Justin Clark, the Tom Foley campaign hasn’t reached the 90 percent expenditure amount required for the supplemental grant to be given to Mr. Fedele.

Mr. Fedele’s campaign announced on Thursday that the joint Fedele/Boughton campaign will receive $2.1 million in public funds approved by the SEEC [with an unanimous decision] plus “a possible supplemental grant of $317,000” but, as ConnPolitics.tv reported, it cannot use the money until a decision is made on Tom Foley’s request.

That decision is scheduled to be made on Tuesday, July 12, before 5 pm in Hartford.

Chris Cooper, spokesman for Mr. Fedele’s campaign, deemed the lawsuit politically motivated, CTNewsJunkie.com reported.

On Wednesday, Ned Lamont unveiled his education plan titled ‘Better Schools for Better Jobs.’ The plan, among other things, includes supporting early childhood programs, using student achievement as one of the aspects to evaluate teachers’ performance, and creating a full loan repayment program for students at state colleges and universities studying high-demand fields, according to a press release on Ned Lamont’s campaign website.

At a news conference in Hartford, Connecticut Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz urged independent voters to participate in the upcoming primaries as registered Democrats or Republicans. She announced that unaffiliated voters can affiliate with one of the two parties by 12pm on August 9, 2010. The primaries are scheduled for August 10, 2010. Connecticut has about 840,000 independent voters, according to Secretary Bysiewicz.

U.S. Representatives and Greenwich resident Jim Himes (D, CT – 4th District) announced that WorkPlace, Inc. will be granted $300,000 from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans Employment and Training Service in an effort to assist formerly incarcerated veterans in finding a job and avoid homelessness, Jim Himes informed on his website.

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07/12/10 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: Afternoon Edition

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