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Summit Disinvites All Gubernatorial Candidates

Dan Drew lambasted the event in a fundraising pitch.

Nov. 13, 2017, 10:57 a.m.

After Middletown Mayor Dan Drew (D) wasn’t invited to a day-long New England Maker Summit on Nov. 17, he “used the snub in an emailed solicitation for contributions under the heading, ‘The fix is in.’

“By day’s end, all seven politicians were disinvited in an email that made no mention of Drew’s complaint that he was being ‘blackballed’ from a debate. … Drew said a debate involving politicians from both parties would have been unusual. More conventional are two separate events scheduled for December, one for Democrats and another for Republicans. They will be the first opportunity for political activists to see the candidates and potential candidates side by side.” (Connecticut Mirror)

LIMITS OF A TRUMP BACKLASH. “Connecticut Democrats are approaching the pivotal election year of 2018 with distinct advantages in money, organization, voter registration, and a base energized in large measure by the backlash against Donald J. Trump, as was demonstrated last week in municipal elections.

“But beneath those advantages runs a deep current of dissatisfaction with” Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) and the state’s “General Assembly over the state’s chronic fiscal struggles and its inability to fully rebound from the Great Recession of 2008, an economic and psychic shock resonating a decade later. … Connecticut is a state that is teetering politically. Reliably blue in presidential and congressional elections, it is a battleground at the State Capitol. Malloy’s election as governor in 2010 was the first by a Democrat since 1986, his winning margin of 6,404 votes was the smallest in 56 years, and he is ending the penultimate year of his final term with an approval rating higher than only one other governor”—New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R). Without a Democratic front-runner, Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman (D) “has struggled to decide whether to join the race, as has House Republican leader Themis Klarides.” (Connecticut Mirror)

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