Archive for October, 2014

October 26th, 2014

Debunked Claims Pushed Against Greenberg

by Christopher O'Brien

Voters are advised to be on alert against a phone scam against Mark Greenberg.

The Republican candidate is crying foul over tactics being used by a variety of Democratic organizations working to support the re-election of 5th District U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty.

The Litchfield Republican, challenging Esty’s bid for a second term, says he has been the victim of “push polls” – telephone calls that spread negative attacks about a candidate under the guise of being a legitimate research survey.

Esty’s campaign has emphatically denied involvement in or knowledge of push polls, but a common narrative has emerged in the way that Esty’s campaign, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the House Majority PAC and the Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee have attacked Greenberg.

Material used in the “push polls” Greenberg cites mirrors information included in a 99-page “opposition research book” prepared by the DCCC. Some of it has also been used in a voter guide and TV ads aired by the House Majority PAC, DCCCand the Esty campaign itself, including a persistent line of attack on Social Security that the Hartford Courant has labeled “false.”

 

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October 26th, 2014

Most Important Races in Connecticut

by Christopher O'Brien

By Chris O’Brien

Are you happy with Connecticut?
Is there something we should change? You have less than 10 days to GET INVOLVED and CHANGE IT!
That’s only 3 weekend days.

Here are the most important elections this year by priority:
vote box1. State Legislature

Taxes, education, healthcare, road construction – its all taking place in this body. Are there regulations on your professional licensures or curriculum in the schools that are a bit out of sync? You want to pay attention to who is running in the legislature. These campaigns often have less than 3-5 people involved and would be greatful for the difference you can make in these important races. Democrats have controlled the legislature for 20 years and their policies are our policies today. Want change? This is where the action is, and since every candidate is nearby your home they are the most accessible.

2. State Treasurer
They do more than handle the

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