And Hartford goes to the High Bidder, Luke Bronin!
Or so Bronin and his allies believe.
With Hartford’s 2015 mayoral campaign ramping up, despite having never run for office and lacking any experience with municipal government, Luke Bronin has already raised a record amount of money.
Nearly all of the contributions come from people who live outside of Hartford and much of it has been donated by people who don’t even live in Connecticut.
Of course, for starters there was the $54,525 in donations from his home town of Greenwich (See: Luke Bronin – Buying Hartford with the help of Greenwich money)
And then comes the out-of-state money.
At least $84,210 from New Yorkers (See: Big Money flowing through Bronin’s New York to Hartford pipeline)
Add $29,205 in contributions from people who live in Washington, D.C.
$16,459 from California donors
Floridians have kicked in another $16,545
$12,190 from Massachusetts residents
Virginia donors have sent $9,240
$8,860 from Texans
Rhode Islanders have donated $8,550
$8,375 from Marylanders
New Jersey residents have been good for $4,685
$4,625 from Pennsylvania donors
And that doesn’t even include the campaign donations from Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Delaware, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota, Michigan, Montana, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Washington State, Vermont, Wisconsin, and overseas.
In just the first 150 days of the campaign, nearly 600 people from outside of Connecticut have given a total of almost $220,000 to help Greenwich’s Luke Bronin buy the mayor’s office in Hartford, Connecticut.
It makes you wonder….