ARTC PAC

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 ARTC PAC, though a part of ARTC, must remain separate from ARTC. This committee endorses candidates on the state level, raises and spends money in support of our candidates. ARTC cannot spend money on candidates or politics, but must endorse candidates chosen by PAC. Since we spend lots of money on candidates and political issues that affect retired teachers, we need to continually raise money.

Last year PAC started a program “Take a Legislator to breakfast or lunch.” PAC would reimburse your expenses. E-mail Neil Foster, PAC Chair, ndfoster@comcast.net to learn more.

PAC is always looking for additional members. We meet at 9:00a.m., the second Monday of each month. Join this fun and rewarding committee. E-mail me,E-mail Neil Foster, PAC Chair, ndfoster@comcast.netShort on time? Then consider donating. Use the button to below to donate with Paypal or your credit card. Any amount helps. Thank you for your generosity.

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July Meeting Report

Brad Hayward and Marie Pettit, co-chairs, conducted the meeting. The PAC committee met with Kevin Graff, our lobbyist, to discuss the survey questions we intend to send out to legislators this summer in our questionnaire. He gave us a list of legislators  so we can review it and indicate those we would endorse. Our next meeting is August 15, the day after the Primary, when we should know which candidates are actually running. Kevin also suggested that those legislators who have endorsed retired teachers in the past NOT receive a survey. It was also decided that a list of endorsed candidates will be on each table at the ARTC Fall Luncheon.

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Current Democratic Candidates for Governor 

Ned Lamont and Susan Bysiewicz won the Democratic nod at the convention this weekend- Ned for governor and Susan for Lieutenant Governor. William Tong is in for Attorney General. Don’t count out Mayor Joe Ganim from Bridgeport or Eva Zimmerman, a newcomer who strives for diversity. She wants to oppose Susan.

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Current Republican Candidates for Governor 

On the Republican side, Mayor Mark Boughton from Danbury surpassed 50% of the delagate votes for governor. Definitely out is Mike Handler and Dave Walker and Mark lauretti  Don’t count out Tim Herbst and Steve Obsitnik. Also out is Mike Handler  and Praswad Srinivasan and Peter Lumaj
Jim Himes D accepted the nomination for his sixth term as Rep for CT’s 4th District

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