The Scan - August 1, 2013

The House approves the Senate's student-loan compromise bill Wednesday, 392-31, and President Obama holds closed-door meetings at the Capitol with congressional Democrats.
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Dan­bury May­or Mark Boughton (R) ap­peared on NBC’s “Today Show” 4/26 in a story that fo­cused on how can­did­ates like Boughton “without deep pock­ets,” can “pos­sibly com­pete.” Boughton said he’s “re­ceived dozens of e-mails and con­tri­bu­tions” after the ap­pear­ance (Per­re­fort, Dan­bury News Times, 4/27).

Hart­ford Cour­ant’s Green asked 4/23 if the LG spot was “a waste of tax­pay­er dol­lars,” and, if so, wheth­er LG Mike Fedele (R) “really” has “an ad­vant­age in the race.”

“The stat­utory re­spons­ib­il­it­ies” of the LG are “few.” It’s a “part-time po­s­i­tion” that “mod­er­ates Sen­ate ses­sions and fills in” for the Gov. oc­ca­sion­ally. And Fedele has said he is “not in­volved in every as­pect of run­ning the state,” but Gov. Jodi Rell (R) has been “awe­some in al­low­ing [him] to do those things that were im­port­ant to” him.

Want More On This Race? Check out the Hot­line Dash­board for a com­pre­hens­ive run­down of this race, in­clud­ing stor­ies, polls, ads, FEC num­bers, and more!

But Fedele has had a “sparse” sched­ule in ‘10. Fedele: “Just be­cause there’s blocks of time [free] doesn’t mean I came home, put my feet up and drank cof­fee. It’s no dif­fer­ent than a busi­ness sched­ule” (4/23).

First Se­lect­man Tom Marsh (I) de­clared 4/22 that he will run as an in­die in­stead of a GOP­er (re­lease, 4/22).


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