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Stefanowski Seeks Campaign Donations To Continue TV Ad Blitz

Sep 12, 2018

In recent days, Republican gubernatorial nominee Bob Stefanowski has ratcheted up the pleas for campaign donations. If more money doesn't come in quickly, he may be forced to curtail his television advertising blitz, Stefanowski's wife warned in an email to supporters.

This week, ahead of the first debate between the two major party candidates Wednesday night, we evaluate how Stefanowski and Democrat Ned Lamont are doing at this critical stage of the race, both financially and otherwise. Will the constant barrage of attack ads, from both sides, continue?

In addition, we drill down on higher education funding. Is a decline in state subsidies to blame for UConn's dip in the U.S. News & World Report rankings?

And with a half dozen Republican LGBTQ candidates running for state legislative seats this fall, can Connecticut's GOP counter Democrats' claim to be the party of inclusion? Can it retake control of the state House of Representatives?

Finally, we reflect on the accomplishments of local political strategist Ben Davol, who passed away over the weekend.

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