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LOCAL ACCESS VIDEO: Spotlight On 01.19.10 broadcast

Saturday, January 23, 2010
Time: 1:48 PM


Congressman Chris Murphy thoughts on MA election, Supreme Court ruling


Time: 1:45 PM

Yesterday, while at an event in Danbury, a had an opportunity to chat with Congressman Chris Murphy and get his take on the election results in Massachusetts as well as his thoughts on the impact the latest ruling from Supreme Court will have on future political campaigns.


LOCAL ACCESS VIDEO: Commuinity Forum 01.20.10 broadcast

Friday, January 22, 2010
Time: 7:07 PM

HOST: Susan Shaner
TOPIC: Danbury Animal Welfare Society (DAWS)


Not buying the denial


Time: 11:10 AM

As one who has been covering Danbury politics for years, I knew this comment was coming...
Mayor Mark Boughton denied reports Friday that a Web site he registered this week is confirmation of a run for the governor's office.

[...]

Boughton said he registered the name because of "cyber squatters" who purchase domain names and try to sell them back to candidates at exorbitant rates should they decide to run for office.

Okay, let me debunk this latest denial from the mayor in a way that's easy to digest.



If one takes the mayor at his word and he simply purchased the site in part because of cyber squatters why pick an obscure website such as www.boughtonforct.com as opposed to www.boughtonforgov.com? Not to get too geeky but a cyber squatter would had gobbled up every URL I listed above weeks ago as well as possible URLs for just about every other single candidate currently in the race (i.e., Dan Malloy, Ned Lamont, Rudy Marconi, Susan Bysiewicz, etc). To this date, there hasn't been a report of any other candidate having trouble purchasing a web domain.

Better yet, why didn't the mayor simply purchase all the names I listed in item one AND/OR why did he wait till Wednesday to purchase a website when he indicated his interest in the race back in December?

Then there's the whole thing of Bougthon traveling across the state meeting with various Republican Town Committees and taking part in a gubernatorial forum as recently as Wednesday.

Finally, there's this comment.
"Should I not run (for governor), the Web site can point to mayormark forever," he added.

So if YOU SHOULD decide to run for governor, the site YOU PURCHASED ON WEDNESDAY (just days before your planned announcement) will point to your gubernatorial campaign website? And that wasn't the game plan in the first place?

Lets recap:

1. Although the mayor expressed interest in running for governor back in DECEMBER, he waited until this past Wednesday to purchase www.boughtonforct.com.

2. The mayor didn't purchase a more logical gubernatorial website URL that cyber squatters would purchase such as markboughtonforgov.com, markboughtonforct.com, or boughtonforgov.com.

3. The mayor stated weeks ago that he would make a decision on whether or not he's running for governor at the end of the month.

4. The mayor has traveled met with a number of Republican Town Committees in the past month (a requirement in terms of grabbing delegates for the GOP state convention).

Okay, okay silly me, who am I not to take the mayor at his word and think that this purchase had something to do with Boughton running for governor.

How dare I not take Boughton at his word that he bought this site because of cyber squatters...I mean was completely out of line not to take him at his word that he knew nothing about those bundled campaign contributions from James Galante...and his description of the 2006 World Cup celebrations as a non-spontaneous form of free speech was dead on...and he definitely had the authority of take out five 500,000 bonds in one fiscal year (silly for me to listen to Gene), his BRT seven year multi-million dollar tax break did wonders for the downtown area, and of course he was absolutely right when he repeated for months to the media that the police force was in NO WAY involved in the Danbury 11 case.

Dealing with denials like this is from the mayor reminds me of what Bill Murray had to deal with in the movie Groundhog Day.



Sorry folks, I'm not buying it...see ya on Feb 1st.

IT'S CONFIRMED: Boughton IS running for governor

Thursday, January 21, 2010
Time: 6:55 PM

Well, this basically ends the so-called "speculation" regarding whether or not the last honest man in Danbury is entering the governor's race.

Boughton_website

Here's Mark Boughton's reserved gubernatorial website which was purchased on Wednesday.

In case you need more evidence, here's the WHOIS info on the site.
Please note: the registrant of the domain name is specified
in the "registrant" field. In most cases, the Registrar
is not the registrant of domain names listed in this database.


Registrant:
Re-Elect Mayor Mark

P.O. Box 2202
Danbury, Connecticut 06813
United States

Registered through: tnickdomains.com
Domain Name: BOUGHTONFORCT.COM
Created on: 20-Jan-10
Expires on: 20-Jan-11
Last Updated on: 20-Jan-10

Administrative Contact:
Boughton, Mark mayormark@XXX.net
Re-Elect Mayor Mark
P.O. Box 2202
Danbury, Connecticut 06813
United States
(203) XXX-XXXX

Technical Contact:
Boughton, Mark mayormark@XXX.net
Re-Elect Mayor Mark
P.O. Box 2202
Danbury, Connecticut 06813
United States
(203) XXX-XXXX

Domain servers in listed order:
NS25.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
NS26.DOMAINCONTROL.COM


It's amazing what you can find out when a person takes the cheap road and doesn't pay the extra couple of bucks to keep their WHOIS info private...

Case closed.




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Q Poll: Mark who?


Time: 10:31 AM



As Mark Boughton participates in a gubernatorial forum today, the just released Q Poll indicates that when it comes to name recognition, the last honest man in Danbury has a great deal of work to do.
Boughton_Q_Poll

If you wondering to yourself "how can a five term mayor of the seventh largest city in Connecticut have virtually zero name recognition", then let me explain.

In terms of the media market (newspaper, TV, radio), Danbury is located in the no man's corner of Connecticut.

Outside of the News-Times, this city rarely receives any attention in the state's major newspapers (i.e., Hartford Courant). Outside of immigration (which is not a statewide issue that Boughton can campaign on in 2010), the Greater Danbury area is for the most part overlooked/ignored. That being said, it will be very hard for a candidate from this area to get the type of free media exposure necessary to make a significant impact in the gubernatorial race (the Q Poll has Ridgefield Rudy Marconi running second to last among the Democratic gubernatorial candidates).

And of course, without name ID, it's VERY hard to raise money.

With two millionaires willing to self-finance themselves, (Tom Foley on the Republican side, Ned Lamont on the Democratic side), unless the state's public finance system is in tact this year, the chances of Boughton raising the amount of money necessary to be taken seriously is next to impossible.

But again, winning the nomination might not be in Boughton's playbook.

With Boughton in the possible position to grab a large number of delegates from Northern Fairfield County where he is well known (i.e., Greater Danbury Area up to possibly Watertown), while Greenwich resident Foley grabbing delegates in lower Fairfield County, the mayor's eventual entry into the governor's race could be less about winning the nomination but rather raising his state profile for future races and/or placing himself in position to make a deal at this year's GOP convention.

HatCityBLOG LIVE EXCLUSIVE: Ad hoc committee: Government entities review

Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Time: 6:59 PM

Tonight at City Hall, I will be doing a live videostream of the City Council's ad=hoc committee on the government entities review.

This will basically be a more extensive test of the new UStream broadcaster app for the iPhone. The LIVE video stream starts at 7:30 TONIGHT.

Now remember, this is JUST A TEST to see if it works. I"m not looking to videotape the meeting with a tripod or anything as I'm more interested in testing the stream as opposed to making sure the video is stable (not shaky). I'll have my regular camcorder there to record the meeting and I'll put up that video footage later.

UPDATE 7:50 PM The meeting will be starting shortly...

UPDATE 2: Well, it worked! Here's the UStream re-broadcast...


LOCAL ACCESS VIDEO: Danbury Live 01.16.10 broadcast


Time: 4:02 PM


State Rep Jason Bartlett weighs in on Harry Reid comment on President Obama


Time: 10:30 AM

He [Sen. Harry Reid] was wowed by Obama's oratorical gifts and believed that the country was ready to embrace a black presidential candidate, especially one such as Obama -- a "light-skinned" African American "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one," as he said privately.

Page 37 of John Heilemann and Mark Halperin's novel Game Change

Majority Leader Harry Reid's comments regarding President Barack Obama was created a firestorm of criticism towards the senator from Nevada.

State Rep Jason Bartlett made an appearance on the FOX61's Stan Simpson show to offer his opinion on Reid's remark.


Boughton trails all Republicans in latest gubernatorial poll

Monday, January 18, 2010
Time: 7:17 PM



For the first time, the last honest man in Danbury was mentioned in a gubernatorial poll.

On Monday, DailyKos conducted a poll (via Research 2000) that shows Mark Boughton coming in last among the current crop of Republican gubernatorial candidates in head to head match ups against Democrats Susan Bysiewicz, Ned Lamont, and Dan Malloy.



Daily Kos/Research 2000 Connecticut Poll




Research 2000, MoE 4%, Jan 11, 2010 - Jan 13, 2010



QUESTION: If the 2010 election for Governor were held today, for whom would you vote for if the choices were between Susan Bysiewicz, the Democrat, and Michael Fedele, the Republican?




 SUSAN BYSIEWICZMICHAEL FEDELEUNDECIDED
ALL523315
MEN493813
WOMEN552817
DEMOCRATS8587
REPUBLICANS97912
INDEPENDENTS443224
18-29572617
30-44563212
45-59483616
60+463717
DISTRICT 1582616
DISTRICT 2464113
DISTRICT 3572914
DISTRICT 4543016
DISTRICT 5453817

QUESTION: If the 2010 election for Governor were held today, for whom would you vote for if the choices were between Susan Bysiewicz, the Democrat, and Tom Foley, the Republican?




 SUSAN BYSIEWICZTOM FOLEYUNDECIDED
ALL513514
MEN474013
WOMEN553015
DEMOCRATS8497
REPUBLICANS88210
INDEPENDENTS433423
18-29562717
30-44553411
45-59473815
60+454015
DISTRICT 1572716
DISTRICT 2454411
DISTRICT 3563113
DISTRICT 4533116
DISTRICT 5444115

QUESTION: If the 2010 election for Governor were held today, for whom would you vote for if the choices were between Susan Bysiewicz, the Democrat, and Mark Boughton, the Republican?




 SUSAN BYSIEWICZMARK BOUGHTONUNDECIDED
ALL523216
MEN483715
WOMEN562717
DEMOCRATS8587
REPUBLICANS97714
INDEPENDENTS443125
18-29582517
30-44563113
45-59483517
60+453619
DISTRICT 1592318
DISTRICT 2464212
DISTRICT 3572815
DISTRICT 4542818
DISTRICT 5443818

QUESTION: If the 2010 election for Governor were held today, for whom would you vote for if the choices were between Ned Lamont, the Democrat, and Michael Fedele, the Republican?




 NED LAMONTMICHAEL FEDELEUNDECIDED
ALL463618
MEN434017
WOMEN493219
DEMOCRATS81910
REPUBLICANS58213
INDEPENDENTS353827
18-29522820
30-44503416
45-59423919
60+404119
DISTRICT 1522721
DISTRICT 2404416
DISTRICT 3513217
DISTRICT 4483319
DISTRICT 5394516

QUESTION: If the 2010 election for Governor were held today, for whom would you vote for if the choices were between Ned Lamont, the Democrat, and Tom Foley, the Republican?




 NED LAMONTTOM FOLEYUNDECIDED
ALL463717
MEN424216
WOMEN503218
DEMOCRATS81910
REPUBLICANS58312
INDEPENDENTS354025
18-29532819
30-44503515
45-59424018
60+394318
DISTRICT 1532720
DISTRICT 2404614
DISTRICT 3503317
DISTRICT 4483319
DISTRICT 5394714

QUESTION: If the 2010 election for Governor were held today, for whom would you vote for if the choices were between Ned Lamont, the Democrat, and Mark Boughton, the Republican?




 NED LAMONTMARK BOUGHTONUNDECIDED
ALL463420
MEN433918
WOMEN492922
DEMOCRATS81811
REPUBLICANS57817
INDEPENDENTS353629
18-29532621
30-44503218
45-59423721
60+393922
DISTRICT 1522325
DISTRICT 2404218
DISTRICT 3512920
DISTRICT 4483022
DISTRICT 5394516

QUESTION: If the 2010 election for Governor were held today, for whom would you vote for if the choices were between Dan Malloy, the Democrat, and Michael Fedele, the Republican?




 DAN MALLOYMICHAEL FEDELEUNDECIDED
ALL443521
MEN413920
WOMEN473122
DEMOCRATS77815
REPUBLICANS58114
INDEPENDENTS343630
18-29512722
30-44483319
45-59393823
60+394021
DISTRICT 1512425
DISTRICT 2374419
DISTRICT 3493021
DISTRICT 4473122
DISTRICT 5364618

QUESTION: If the 2010 election for Governor were held today, for whom would you vote for if the choices were between Dan Malloy, the Democrat, and Tom Foley, the Republican?




 DAN MALLOYTOM FOLEYUNDECIDED
ALL433720
MEN404218
WOMEN463222
DEMOCRATS75916
REPUBLICANS58312
INDEPENDENTS334027
18-29512821
30-44473518
45-59384022
60+374320
DISTRICT 1512425
DISTRICT 2354718
DISTRICT 3483220
DISTRICT 4463321
DISTRICT 5344917

QUESTION: If the 2010 election for Governor were held today, for whom would you vote for if the choices were between Dan Malloy, the Democrat, and Mark Boughton, the Republican?




 DAN MALLOYMARK BOUGHTONUNDECIDED
ALL443422
MEN413821
WOMEN473023
DEMOCRATS77815
REPUBLICANS57916
INDEPENDENTS343531
18-29522622
30-44483220
45-59393724
60+383923
DISTRICT 1512227
DISTRICT 2374419
DISTRICT 3492922
DISTRICT 4473023
DISTRICT 5364519


Demographics

MEN28248%
WOMEN31852%
DEMOCRATS22930%
REPUBLICANS12738%
INDEPENDENTS/OTHER24432%
18-299617%
30-4419833%
45-5920535%
60+10115%
DISTRICT 111919%
DISTRICT 212120%
DISTRICT 312020%
DISTRICT 412120%
DISTRICT 511919%


Methodology

CONNECTICUT POLL RESULTS – JANUARY 2010



The Research 2000 Connecticut Poll was conducted from January 11 through January 13, 2010. A total of 600 likely voters who vote regularly in state elections were interviewed statewide by telephone.



Those interviewed were selected by the random variation of the last four digits of telephone numbers. A cross-section of exchanges was utilized in order to ensure an accurate reflection of the state. Quotas were assigned to reflect the voter registration of distribution by county.



The margin for error, according to standards customarily used by statisticians, is no more than plus or minus 4% percentage points. This means that there is a 95 percent probability that the “true” figure would fall within that range if the entire population were sampled. The margin for error is higher for any subgroup, such as for gender or party affiliation.


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On September 26, 2007, ten plaintiffs filed suit in response to an arrest of aday laborers at a public park in Danbury, Connecticut. Plaintiffs amended their complaint on November 26, 2007.

The amended complaint states that plaintiffs sought to remedy the continued discriminatory and unauthorized enforcement of federal immigration laws against the Latino residents of the City of Danbury by Danbury's mayor and its police department.

Plaintiffs allege that the arrests violated their Fourth Amendment rights and the Connecticut Constitution because defendants conducted the arrests without valid warrants, in the absence of exigent circumstances, and without probable cause to believe that plaintiffs were engaged in unlawful activity. In addition, plaintiffs allege that defendants improperly stopped, detained, investigated, searched and arrested plaintiffs. Plaintiffs also allege that defendants violated their Fourteenth Amendment rights when they intentionally targeted plaintiffs, and arrested and detained them on the basis of their race, ethnicity and perceived national origin. Plaintiffs raise First Amendment, Due Process and tort claims.

Plaintiffs request declaratory relief, damages and attorneys fees.

CLICK HERE TO READ/DOWNLOAD MAYOR BOUGHTON'S DEPOSITION

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NEW HAVEN REGISTER: Immigrant's 2006 arrest was flawed Danbury mayor testifies

(10.05.07 (VIDEO) Boughton mislead the public about Danbury's involvement in raid

(09.18.07) Yale Law Students expose Danbury involvement in raid

(12.14.06) VIDEO: Interview with Yale Law Students at FOI presser

(12.14.06) VIDEO: Danbury 11 FOI complaint media roundup

City Clerk Jean Natale standing next to skinhead sparks outrage

(10.03.06) VIDEO: Danbury 11 rally

(09.29.06) VIDEO: Danbury 11 case deepens

Word of raid spread across the country

(09/29/06) VIDEO: Danbury 11 protest news conference

(09/29/06) Immigrant newspaper "El Canillita" gives best account of ICE day labor raid at Kennedy Park


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View Boughton's campaign finance statements from 2001-present (COMING SOON)

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APPEAL HEARING: 10/21/14 @ 09:30 AM

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Day Nine: DNA

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Day Seven: Jury Trial

Day Six: Motions denied

Day Five: Endless subpoenas and bizarre motions to dismiss

Day Three/Four: He's competent!

Day Two: Excuses, excuses

Day One: Strange behavior, disturbing arrest warrant affidavit

McGowan arrested, charged with first-degree sexual assault


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Watch Jean Natale's misleading, questionable, and outrageous testimony in front of the charter revision commission

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City Clerk confronts and yells at her critics at City Hall

Transcript of Minority Leader Tom Saadi criticizing Jean Natale's performance.

Freedom of Informaiton ruling on a complaint filed against Jean Natale.


Elise_Deer Highlighting the disturbing mind of a hate group leader and her xenophobic followers...

Exposing lies from Marciano regarding death threat made against yours truly

VIDEO: Marcaino shows her anti-Muslim side

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