The headline on the popular CT Capitol Report blares, “BREAKFAST WITH MALLOY: $10,000 TO $250,000.” The lead in the CT Mirror story reads, “It might be the most expensive hotel buffet ever served in Hartford:…” It’s about the Democratic Governors Association’s Winter Policy Conference kicking off tonight in Hartford. While Malloy raises big bucks for the DGA, a would-be opponent sees an opportunity to raise a little cash of his own. Republican Danbury Republican Mayor Mark Boughton is using the Malloy fundraiser as an appeal to ask for as much as $100 but as little as $35. And it’s clever.
Show Me The Money
They Don’t Call It #GivingTuesday For Nothing
According to a CT Mirror news report, CT Gov. Dan Malloy will play host to “120 executives and lobbyists” at a fundraiser for the Democratic Governors Association over the next two days.
The price tag is staggering: $10,000 for a sponsorship or a company membership of $100,000 or $250,000.
The fact is that despite his chest thumping about economic growth (worst in the nation in 2012), responsible budgeting (largest tax hike in a generation), and education reform (I’m a former high school history teacher – don’t get me started), Dan Malloy been a thoroughly unlikeable governor.
This is why Malloy is feverishly raising as much money as he can. It will take a lot of cash to convince people that the last three years didn’t happen the way they actually did.
I’m exploring a run for governor because I believe Connecticut can do better, but if I’m going to run I’ll need your support.
If you are tired of a governor that raises money $10,000 at a time to cover up his record, I invite you to join Team Boughton with a contribution of $100, $50, or even $35 to set the record straight. Sincerely, @MayorMark
P.S. Join Team Boughton with your contribution to Team Boughton. $35, $50, $100, whatever – I’d be grateful.
Boughton has what is technically an “exploratory committee” but is busy raising money and awareness for a run. He faces 2010 GOP nominee (and Boughton running mate) Tom Foley, state Senate Minority Leader John McKinney and state Sen. Toni Boucher is a potential Republican primary.