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Elections 2010

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So, since this years elections will be quite a bit more wide open than other years recently, what are your thoughts?

Gov Rell is stepping aside leaving the Gov race wide open.

Senator Dodd is retiring leaving open a very long standing seat.

AG Blumenthol is running for Dodds seat leaving open the most obnoxious job in the state.

There was some Gov talk in the rail thread, so lets bring it over here.

Mad Vlad was mentioning he liked business people who run for office, and linda McMahn was mentioned as an option for him, but with some nice diggs at her companies morality.

right now I like Oz Greibel as far as business people running for Gov.

I doubt he has the support outside of greater hartford, but I do think he is made of the right stuff to run the state (even if he is a republican)

who out there running for anything in CT do you actually hate, or dislike. we all know that the best candidates rarely make it through primaries and are dead in the water due to either finances or connections or a lack of them. So its often about voting for the lesser of evils come election day. who are your biggest evils in each of the races by your estimation?

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Actually, I believe it was beerbeer that said he wanted business people to run, I just want someone with common sense that can fix issues... which is pretty much nobody.

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I would like to see Ned Lamont win the Governorship. I think it would be nice to have a nationally recognized Dem leading the state who has connections to the Obama people. I feel that it would be very much to our advantage and that he would definitely be lobbying DC for the funds we need and enacting progressive policies. However as VOR points out, OZ is a Hartford guy and that goes a long way with me. I would definitely be fine with him winning. I really do not like Linda McMahon at all from what I've seen of her. She just seems totally untrustworthy to me and willing to say whatever it takes to get elected. I would be willing to bet that she has next to no experience working in the community or doing anything in any inner city anywhere. I strongly support Blumenthal for senate. I don't really care who wins the AG seat. Really doesn't matter which party either to me. So I'll just vote my gut come election day.

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I am ok with Lamont as well.

I think I have to agree, that as of right now, the person I like least in any race (and I do not know many candidates) is Linda McMahan. she totally rubs me the wrong way, and seems like a rich bored housewife. I think she was on the school board as her only public post, but I might be wrong.

mind you plenty of other business people are not really connected with civic work, so i cant hold that against her, but I still do not like her or her adds or even her hair. WHAt? yeah she has weir hair. her adds irk me.

it is possible that CT could end up with two ex AG's as standing senators.

I gotta see who else is running for Govenor.

and when is the next Hartford mayoral election? 2012?

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I am ok with Lamont as well.

I think I have to agree, that as of right now, the person I like least in any race (and I do not know many candidates) is Linda McMahan. she totally rubs me the wrong way, and seems like a rich bored housewife. I think she was on the school board as her only public post, but I might be wrong.

mind you plenty of other business people are not really connected with civic work, so i cant hold that against her, but I still do not like her or her adds or even her hair. WHAt? yeah she has weir hair. her adds irk me.

Dan, Malloy is still in the Dem primary for Governor. I doubt he can beat Lamont though who is rich and nationally connected.

Hartford's next Mayoral race is going to be in 2011 I beleive.

it is possible that CT could end up with two ex AG's as standing senators.

I gotta see who else is running for Govenor.

and when is the next Hartford mayoral election? 2012?

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Ned Lamont will bankrupt the state. He is one of the few politicians to the left of Obama. Connecticut needs fiscal responsibility.

I doubt any governor could really fix the problem which resides in the liberal legislature.

You have a high tax state that's losing jobs,

is last in the country in creating jobs,

that has passed absurd global warming legislation that makes the state even more uncompetitive by producing sky high energy costs,

that hasn't balanced a budget in god knows how long,

and is running a huge deficit.

Ned Lamont s not the answer.

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I'm in agreement with beerbeer, Lamont, in my opinion, doesn't have the correct point of view to lead the State. I do appreciate his zest for rail/mass transit, that would probably be the only saving grace for me if he gets elected.

And I wouldn't categorize Linda McMahon as a bored housewife, she was the CEO of the WWE and I can imagine that being an incredibly time consuming position. That being said, I'm having a hard time gauging her sincerity, so far she's a talking head so I'm not sure how much substance she has.

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I think that transportation is the biggest priority for CT right now and that housing and entertainment are number 2 and 3 in terms of growth potential. We need a rail network that connects Bradley with Downtown Hartford, Yale, UConn, and the casinos. It is very doable in my opinion if that is the end goal and we work towards it. Dense Housing, both Luxury and Moderate Income must be encouraged especially near the future transit hubs of the state. Also we need to see the creation of special entertainment districts where different alcohol rules and tax structures could apply. Making it possible to jump start CT night life in the urban cores of Hartford, New Haven, Bridgeport, Waterbury, Stamford, Norwich, and New London. (Norwich and New London could be our versions of the Las Vegas strip if developed correctly.) I will vote for whomever I feel will best put forth this type of agenda for a 21st Century CT.

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I'd prefer our Las Vegas strip to be Main St just north of the G.Fox building...

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I'd prefer our Las Vegas strip to be Main St just north of the G.Fox building...

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I would like to see Ned Lamont win the Governorship. I think it would be nice to have a nationally recognized Dem leading the state who has connections to the Obama people. I feel that it would be very much to our advantage and that he would definitely be lobbying DC for the funds we need and enacting progressive policies. However as VOR points out, OZ is a Hartford guy and that goes a long way with me. I would definitely be fine with him winning. I really do not like Linda McMahon at all from what I've seen of her. She just seems totally untrustworthy to me and willing to say whatever it takes to get elected. I would be willing to bet that she has next to no experience working in the community or doing anything in any inner city anywhere. I strongly support Blumenthal for senate. I don't really care who wins the AG seat. Really doesn't matter which party either to me. So I'll just vote my gut come election day.

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Hahahaha!!! Your blind as a bat man! If Lamont wins along with a strong democratic majority in the legislature, then Hartford will be deader than a door nail. Tax and spend economics have failed Hartford and Ct miserably! Why on earth do you think a tax and spend liberal like Lamont would make things better????? Go ahead vote for him. Nothing will change.

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How come there are cities and states more liberal than Hartford and CT that thrive if this is the only reason Hartford is dead? Has brain dead urban and suburban land use policy played no role? Would some progressive laws and attitudes not help Hartford? Do you think that liquor should be sold on Sunday and that mass transit could help Hartford and other urban areas in CT? What party favors mass transit and urban investment? It sure is not yours my friend. I am not the blind one.

I am not quite sold on Lamont for governor. I'm still deciding who would best move our state forward in the ways important to me. I think that Malloy and OZ are also both very strong candidates. Any of the three would surely help our case more in DC where Rell never goes on this state's behalf.

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