Talk:Connecticut gubernatorial election, 2010

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Ned Lamont exploratory[edit]

I'm just thinking someone should add to the "Potential Democratic candidates" section, that (D)Ned Lamont started an exploratory campaign for Governor, at the start of November. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:40, 24 November 2009 (UTC)

Fedele pic[edit]

The state of CT official web site has a pic of Fedele: and this must be in the public domain, isn't it? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:19, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

Just because an image is found on a state government website doesn’t mean that it is in the public domain. Unless there is a notice accompanying the image that expressly states that the image is in the public domain or freely licensed (or one which covers the entire website), it has to be assumed that the image probably isn’t. Sgt. R.K. Blue (talk) 05:00, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

Threshold for serious candidates[edit]

What is the acceptable threshold to be listed as a candidate for Governor? Someone recently added "Steven Daunis" as a potential Democratic candidate. It seems quite possible that Daunis himself added the link. This strikes me as possible self promotion, and also a violation of the "Links normally to be avoided" guidelines, as the link points to a personal blog. But the real question goes to the standards to be used here. I could claim I'm a potential candidate for Governor, that goes for any CT resident who meets the basic eligibility criteria. But just because any man/woman on the street says they're thinking about running for Governor, does that qualify them to be listed as a potential candidate? By that standard, the list could quickly balloon to hundreds of names. --MikeUMA (talk) 01:53, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

I have spent a few minutes searching for information on this man, and so far the only information I can find about his gubernatorial candidacy besides his personal blog was a comment that he (or someone posing as him) posted on a article. Additionally, if you go to Steven Daunis’ blog, there is no sort of notification at the bottom of the page to indicate who paid for the website. Go to the website of any “real” candidate (such as Tom Foley or Dan Malloy) and they have these notices. It’s certainly possible that Daunis wants to run for governor, but perhaps he just doesn’t understand that there is paperwork involved with officially filing a candidacy. Regardless, I would say that he has not met the threshold to be included among a list of serious candidates, at least not at present. Sgt. R.K. Blue (talk) 04:23, 2 April 2010 (UTC)
Agreed. He has been removed, at least until reliably sourced information on his candidacy surfaces, if it ever does.--JayJasper (talk) 18:03, 26 May 2010 (UTC)

Bridgeport chaos[edit]

This article is going to have to get into the insanity caused by the broken polling machines and inadequate number of voting forms in Bridgeport. Sadly, it's not just a parenthetical detail, it's going to affect how the election plays out, what with both political parties already threatening lawsuits and results challenges. Minaker (talk) 15:32, 3 November 2010 (UTC)

Agree This has the same implications as the chaos caused by Florida during the 2000 Presidential Election. The election is currently too close to call with the Republican slightly in the lead. The City of Bridgeport is heavily Democrat and will probably put Dan Malloy over the top. This will most likely lead to lawsuits by Tom Foley and his team. I'll scour the local media websites and see what I can put together as a start, but I welcome others to add. Hobbamock (talk) 17:02, 3 November 2010 (UTC)

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