Ohio group enters CT governor’s race with $1.17m donation

The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.
The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Why is an Ohio-based group, which gave $1.17 million Saturday to Grow Connecticut, a Republican affiliated Super PAC, interested in the Connecticut’s governor’s race?

It’s still unclear. Calls to David R. Langdon’s law office in West Chester, Ohio, where A Public Voice Inc. is located, were not returned Sunday.

A Public Voice Inc. is a nonprofit, which does not have to disclose its donors.

Liz Kurantowicz, treasurer of Grow Connecticut, which plans to use the money to run television and radio ads against Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, said she has no knowledge of their contributors.

According to the Alliance Defending Freedom, Langdon was instrumental in 2004 in getting Ohio to pass a referendum declaring marriage was between a man and a woman.

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One response to “Ohio group enters CT governor’s race with $1.17m donation”

  1. Casey Smith

    I’ve never heard of Grow Connecticut before, but their billboard along I-95 in Bridgeport caught my eye. It makes a good point in that Connecticut’s job growth is awful.

    According to an article in the Hartford Courant (June 7, 2013) in 2012, CT’s job decreased in comparison with 2011. During the times that there was job growth, it was only half of what the rest of the nation was experiencing. Not good, not good at all! According to the Danbury News Times (March 25, 2014), Connecticut moved up from 42nd place to 36th with an .87 percent increase while the rest of the nation experienced a 1.7 increase.

    But the good news is that Connecticut did come in as #2 in another poll!!! NBC Connecticut did a nationwide poll on people who want to leave their state back on May 1, 2014 and literally half of the Connecticut residents they interviewed want to move to another state. 9% said that it was “extremely likely” they would move to another state within the next 12 months, followed by 8% that “are likely” to move out of state. While the sampling was only 600 people, the numbers should give the State pause.

    We’re losing businesses and residents. That’s our tax base. Drive down Wall Street and count the number of vacant stores and parking spaces. And it’s not just Norwalk. Drive down Riverside Avenue between the thruway and the Post Road in Westport and count the number of office buildings that have vacancy signs up.

    As for our family, you can count us in as one of the 50% that want to move elsewhere. So, unless things start to turn around in the next few years, we’ll be moving on to greener pastures.

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