As Failed Governor Dan Malloy and his Democrat Enablers continue to drive Connecticut further into fiscal disaster, their party’s gubernatorial candidates find themselves mired in fundraising troubles, unable to build enthusiasm for their campaigns. The CT Mirror reports that out of 15 candidates currently running for the state’s highest office, not a single Democrat cracked the top six in terms of fundraising or the top nine in cash on hand:
Notably, the candidate who appears to be having the most fundraising troubles is scandal-plagued Democrat Middletown Mayor Dan Drew, who was forced to apologize in September after he tried to shake down municipal employees for campaign donations. Drew came in dead last out of all candidates in both fundraising and cash on hand. It is safe to say that Drew’s fundraising strategy of unethical intimidation has not been successful for his campaign.
With Democrats forced to run on Malloy’s legacy of tax hikes, business departures, and a budget crisis that has now lasted over 100 days, the party’s record of failed results is clearly dragging down its gubernatorial hopefuls. As they all continue to badly trail numerous Republican candidates in a growing field for 2018, Democrats are off to an abysmal start in what will be an expensive and competitive race.