Luke Bronin – Buying Hartford with the help of Greenwich money

Bronin turns to his hometown of Greenwich to fund his campaign to become Hartford’s mayor.

As of a month ago, Greenwich native Luke Bronin was already in record territory when it came to raising money for a Connecticut mayoral campaign.

Having never run for office or been substantively involved in local government, the recent transfer to the City of Hartford had raised over $661,000 to fund his campaign to unseat Latino Mayor Pedro Segarra.

Backed by Governor Dannel Malloy’s political operatives and key players among Hartford’s elite, Bronin was recently crowned the Hartford Democratic Party’s nominee for mayor.

The massive influx of cash to fund Bronin’s neocolonial aspirations can, perhaps, be best seen in the incredible amount of money that Greenwich, Connecticut residents have donated to their  hometown kid’s aspiration to become Hartford’s mayor

In the first 150 days of the campaign, Bronin has raised a stunning $54,525 from Greenwich residents

Bronin, who was raised in Greenwich and attended the exclusive Greenwich Day School, where the kindergarten tuition is more than twice the per capital income of Hartford residents, was hired as Governor Dannel Malloy’s legal counsel in January 2013.

Two years later, he left that position to become a partner with a major Hartford law firm and run for mayor.

Greenwich, with a per capita income that is pushing $100,000 per person is one of the wealthiest cities in the country with a population over 50,000 people (1st or 3rd depending on how you count it), Hartford, with a per capita income of just over $16,000, is among the poorest.

Money is said to be the “Mother’s Milk of Politics” …

A statement that has never been truer than the Greenwich money flowing to Luke Bronin.

  • Castles Burning

    Jonathan, I am grateful that you are “on this story” so that the public can understood the behind the scenes actions–that is, the real happenings and who is involved in the power moves..