close

Sign Up

For the latest Connecticut news, straight to your inbox.

View Privacy Policy

RGA Calls CT-Gov. “Our Top Priority”

August 28, 2018 By Staff
RGA Calls CT-Gov. “Our Top Priority”

The Republican Governors Association (RGA) spent at least $1.6M in Connecticut in 2010, and $5.5M in 2014. Will it top those numbers in the 2018 gubernatorial contest?

The Republican Governors Association (RGA) is calling the Connecticut gubernatorial race its “top priority” in a new interview with the Hartford Courant. Will the group will top its 2010 and 2014 spending on Connecticut’s gubernatorial races?

Neil Vigdor reported RGA spokesman Jon Thompson told the Courant that Connecticut is the group’s “top priority.” Vigdor also noted that the RGA has already committed more than $2.3 million to the race.

The group already has committed $1.7 million for television ads in Connecticut, where an arms race between the national parties and other outside groups is expected to escalate.

On top of that, the RGA gave $650,000 on Aug. 15 to Change PAC, which Republicans created to influence the race and has already spent most of that on attack ads.

The CT Mirror reported in 2014 that the RGA spent $1.6 million in the 2010 gubernatorial contest, between Dan Malloy and Tom Foley, and at least $5.5 million in the 2014 rematch between Malloy and Foley.

Does Connecticut being a “top priority” mean the RGA will top its $5.5 million in spending from the 2014 race? Time will tell.