Thursday, September 01, 2005

Open Forum

A previous discussion about Chris Murphy and Paul Vance was mentioned in CT News Junkie today. Dan Levine does a great job over there.

Also, Roy Occhiogrosso, who helped run Bill Curry's horrible campaigns, is now working for Dan Malloy.

CT relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina are continuing.

What else is happening today?

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Let's hope Roy O has learned something about Opposition Research as if he had done this well in the race against Rowland, Curry could have won.

MikeCT said...

Looks like Lowe's stores will match in-store Katrina relief contributions up to $1 million. Many employers will also match charitable contributions.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Lowe's contribution will include their losses due to looting?

Anonymous said...

Oh please, back off Curry. The problem with the campaign was that he got no backing from the democratic wing of Connecticut's republicrat party. There were plenty of house and senate leaders (and former leaders) perfectly happy to keep Rowland around, and they didn't want Curry upsetting the very profitable gravy boat.

Think I'm crazy? Who do you think Ernie Newton voted for? Or Dibella?

anon.. and on said...

And it's CHRISTMAS IN SEPTEMBER!! at the DeStefano camp! I hear they're dancing in the streets in the Elm City.

MikeCT said...

In local news....

Gordon Joseloff, Democratic candidate for First Selectman of Westport has an occasional blog.

Frank Chiaramonte & Sandra Davis, candidates for First Selectman & Selectman of Harwinton, have a Web site.

DeanFan84 said...

33 days from now there is a special Congressional election in California. Bush and Co. have screwed up beyond belief in New Orleans. (I am ashamed that America can't do better...)

And I have receieved no communications from the CT Democratic Party.

What gives? How about some local leadership? You ask, and I promise I'll try to carry my own weight, and them some.

anon...and on said...

What, you're dejected that the Connecticut Dems haven't pounced on a national tragedy to raise some cash?? Geez that's pathetic.

Anonymous said...

Bill Curry lost because he was outspent by Rowland 5-to-1, period the end.

Anonymous said...

With Roy Boy now on board, Malloy's Gubernatorial campaign can be officially called the "Titanic"

MVD said...

Joe Courtney is making progress in the 2nd Congressional District. See today's Day:

http://www.theday.com/eng/web/news/re.aspx?re=A882DC0E-D516-4CE8-9D00-AAB4B3EA7F04

Nate said...

I'm curious what people's thoughts are on the UCONN 2000 commission's report, Gov. Rell's response, etc.? This project sounds like it had/has an organization-wide system for avoiding oversight and accountability. That's a lot more disturbing to me than one overzealous administrator. The new proposals, including a building committee, a compliance officer, and independent auditors, are great, but ultimately who is taking responsibility for the failure? Does the state not have authority over a public school's Board of Trustees, who were actively complicit in the deception? Am I a jerk for thinking it's not too much to ask for someone incompetent or unethical to be fired just once in the history of the State of Connecticut?

Anonymous said...

Roy O is an embarassment...he is very friendly with Kevin Sullivan....who doesn't wish Malloy well...and was dating a republican Rep while running Curry's gov race into the ground...curry replaced him ( not officially) toward the end of the campain...Roy is 0 for 3 and his team is 0 for 7...and yet he and the others are deemed "political operatives" of statwide stature?

Anonymous said...

Has anyone who has criticized the job Roy O has done running political campaigns tried doing his job under the circumstances that existed when Curry ran for Governor? Having a corrupt Governor who made sure Curry's fundraising was limited didn't make Curry's or Roy's job any easier. Considering they lost by 12%, the two men did an admirable job! As for Roy's choice to date a Republican, that's exactly what it is , a personal choice. Let us not forget James Carville's choice of a mate!