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Monday, August 9, 2010

08/09/10 More Bad News For Greenwich Millionaire Ned Lamont's Failing Senatorial Campaign


The Millionaire Emperor Has No Clothes ....

Ned Lamont Is Furiously Flushing Money Down The Toilet As More Bad News Keeps Rolling In From The Pollsters At Quinnipiac University


Hartford Courant

Quinnipiac Poll: Ned Lamont Up By 3 Points, But Too Close To Call Vs. Dannel Malloy In Democratic Primary Tuesday

The latest Quinnipiac Poll shows that Democrat Ned Lamont is ahead by 3 percentage points over former Stamford Mayor Dannel Malloy, but the race is too close to call because the margin of error is plus or minus 4.6 percentage points......

.... Both Republicans and Democrats also say that Lamont suffered a setback when he initially refused to debate Malloy in the final weeks of the race in a one-on-one, televised debate .....

....The poll of likely Democratic voters shows Lamont ahead by 45 percent to 42 percent, which is closer than the 45 to 40 lead that he had last week. Overall, 30 percent of those polled said they could still change their minds before Tuesday's vote, and 12 percent said they were still undecided.

"The poll reflects what we're seeing and hearing every day on the campaign trail: Dan's got the momentum,'' said Dan Kelly, Malloy's campaign manager.....

....As multi-millionaires from Greenwich, both Lamont and Foley have enough money to air commercials in the highly expensive New York City television market. That is part of their strategy to reach voters in lower Fairfield County as the New York stations are beamed from Greenwich to Bridgeport and beyond. Many candidates are unable to afford New York television, and some believe it is a waste of money as the commercials are often seen by viewers in places like Brooklyn and Long Island who cannot vote in Connecticut. But Lamont, Foley, and U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon are all broadcasting commercials on the New York stations.

"It's really the only way to reach a broad audience in Fairfield County because 35 percent of the Republicans are in Fairfield County,'' Foley said in an interview. "We think it's a good investment for the general election.''

Foley said Saturday that he believed that Lamont has an advantage over Malloy because of the New York City commercials, but he agreed that the race is getting much tighter.

"It could be a jump ball, and he's up in New York and Malloy isn't, so it's his to lose,'' Foley said





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08/09/10 Democratic Town Committee Chairman Frank Farricker Has A Message For Greenwich Voters: "DON'T FORGET TO VOTE"

....For the Democrats out there, I would like to give my personal endorsement to Dan Malloy for Governor, Nancy Wyman for Lieutenant Governor, Kevin Lembo for Comptroller, and Denise Merrill for Secretary of the State. PLEASE don’t forget to go down that line and vote for all the races. I can personally vouch for the character, integrity and intelligence of these people, and Connecticut will be a better place when they take office.....


Frank A. Farricker

08/09/10 Lamont Campaign Statement on Today's Q-Poll

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 9, 2010

Contact: Justine Sessions, 860-418-7405/Brian Coy, 703-477-8222

Lamont Campaign Statement on Today's Q-Poll

New Haven, CT - Businessman Ned Lamont's campaign released the following statement after the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute released the results of a statewide poll showing Lamont maintaining his lead in Democratic gubernatorial primary:

"While more than a thousand of our volunteers reached out to voters, Ned and Mary spent the weekend pounding the pavement, asking families to vote for a better future for Connecticut," said Lamont Communications Director Justine Sessions.

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08/09/10 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: Afternoon Edition

News Reports About
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On eve of primaries, governor races tighten
Danbury News Times
A Quinnipiac University Poll released Monday indicated the once-formidable lead enjoyed by Democrat Ned Lamont of
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Liquor store toasts service, selection
Wilton Bulletin
Although Mr. Lugossy was always interested in wine, his career path didn't go in that direction until 2006, when he opened his
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Wilton Bulletin

Fitzpatrick wins silver at USA Diving Junior National Championships
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FOREX-Dollar up but investors cautious before Fed meeting
Reuters
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Christian Science Monitor
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Christian Science Monitor
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Gubernatorial races tighten up in both parties
Journal Inquirer
The school's poll on the Democratic gubernatorial race puts
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08/09/10 The Tea Party Crowd Debates The Merits Of Congressional Candidate Rick Torres And Rob "I Got High And Forgot To Vote" Merkle

Amodexink

to nickfortun06807

This point is well made Nick and thank you. The strength of the political establishment will evidence itself tomorrow evening should Dan win. It's unfortunate that when ICaucus (as the most significant grassroots organization with the most thorough vetting process) voted for Rick with over 60% in a 4-way race, that his opponent didn't step aside recognizing the significance of this unbiased choice.
In a message dated 8/9/2010 11:59:51 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, nickfortun06807 writes:
Thank you for allowing me to be privy to your dialog.

I'm glad that there's a civil and respectful tone. Unfortunately this sort of discussion should've been had, and hopefully resolved, weeks ago, however it's never too late to use reason and logic.

I still say that if even one vote causes either of the two candidates to lose, we will likely regret that we couldn't get behind one single candidate. I think that this makes an argument for our own primary in the future. Keep in mind that there is a credibility issue involved as well, in that our votes being split not only diminishes our effort but reduces our perceived influence. Whatever the results, let this be a learning experience for the future.
Nick F
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From: Amodexink
To: al@merkleforcongress.com

I believe each candidate runs on his/her own merits. Thank you for at least agreeing with the position that one's voting record matters when it comes to elected office.
I will certainly bring this to Rick's attention and hope you will do the same with Rob for any endorsements he might want to reconsider. For the moment I can't recall Rob's list of endorsements so would appreciate your forwarding them to me.
In a message dated 8/9/2010 10:39:27 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, al@merkleforcongress.com writes:

I'm glad you think that Schiff shouldn't be running…Tell Rick to pull his endorsement ;)

From: Amodexink
Sent: Monday, August 09, 2010 10:19 AM
To: cgrippi@optonline.net; jeff@ricktorres2010.com

It is unfathomable to me that anyone would believe he/she is qualified to represent the citizenry when his/her voting pattern indicates, at the very minimum, an apathy to participating in the voting process. People died to give us this right and our leaders set the example.

In a message dated 8/6/2010 2:21:23 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, cgrippi writes:

I have both Rob and Peter's stories in my computer as I wrote them as notes when I interviewed each of them and when - get back to my computer tomorrow I will be happy to share the facts more accurately than - could with this blackberry - assuming - remember this conversation - with more pressing issues to address. In the mean time. having heard both men's explanation for having a voting record that pales to my own, I think you may find that you are putting too much weight on this topic for either candidate and we should go back to the issues facing the nation and the candidates perspectives on how to move forward in righting the ship.

Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry


From: Jeff Wright jeff@ricktorres2010.com

Date: Fri, 06 Aug 2010 13:17:46 -0400

To:cgrippi

Well perhaps you could illuminate the voting electorate as to the exact amount of times Rob Merkle has voted in his life unless of course you feel that Robert Merkle's lack of participation in the electoral process is not germane to the to the conversation.

If I have made an error, please correct me.

Let us make it part of the the public record right now.

Take all the space you need.

On Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 12:45 PM;cgrippi

Rob's voting record mirrors Peter Schiff's -I have discussed this issue with both men and as a result understand their circumstances. - I suggest that ALL paying attn to this stream - contact Rob directly or ask me for the details before ever saying that he has never voted.

You wouldn't want people saying lies about you...

Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry


From: Jeff Wright jeff@ricktorres2010.com

Date: Fri, 06 Aug 2010 12:10:08 -0400

Germane????

How is this for Germane.

Rob Merkle has never voted.

Period.

That ALONE seperate from all the legal pecidillos Mr. Merkle has found himself embroiled in should immediately disqualify him from running for local dog catcher never mind The United States Congress.

Rick Torres has spent his entire life involved in the political areana trying to make difference in peoples lives.

I personally find it galling that at this juncture in his life Mr. Merkle now believes HE is the most qualified candidate.

Germane indeed.

On Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 11:30 AM, Amodexink wrote:

One might also consider it "germane" that Rob has a deplorable voting record which will be difficult to justify to a broader electorate (particularly conservatives).

08/09/10 Guest Post for Greenwich Roundup?

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08/09/10 Democratic Town Committee Chairman Frank Farricker Has A Message For Greenwich Voters: "DON'T FORGET TO VOTE"


Please do not forget to vote on Primary Day, Tomorrow August 10, 2010. Polls open at 6AM, close at 8PM. Bring your friends. If you need to know anything at all, about your polling place, or anything else, please call me at (203) 554-6140. I will be happy to help.

For the Democrats out there, I would like to give my personal endorsement to Dan Malloy for Governor, Nancy Wyman for Lieutenant Governor, Kevin Lembo for Comptroller, and Denise Merrill for Secretary of the State. PLEASE don’t forget to go down that line and vote for all the races. I can personally vouch for the character, integrity and intelligence of these people, and Connecticut will be a better place when they take office.

So DON’T FORGET TO VOTE (even my Republican friends)

Frank A. Farricker

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08/09/10 GREENWICH BRIEFING: The perfect 'spot' to run and play

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