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Republicans Don’t Like Malloy Spending – Except Sometimes

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Gov. Dannel Malloy is constantly getting hammered by Republicans for being one of those free-spending Democrats who try to bolster their reelection chances by handing out all kinds of taxpayer dollars for local projects.

Of course, there can be exceptions. Take, for example, the cool $1.5 million state grant that just happens to be going to a public golf course in the district of state House GOP Leader Lawrence F. Cafero Jr.

House Republican Leader Lawrence F. Cafero Jr.

House Republican Leader Lawrence F. Cafero Jr.

The money for improvements to the  Oak Hills Park golf course in Cafero’s home base of Norwalk is expected to be approved next week by the state Bond Commission. Malloy, who is facing a tough fight to win reelection to a second term this year, is chairman of the bond panel and decides what projects get to be voted on by that august body.

Cafero, like Republican gubernatorial candidates Tom Foley and John McKinney, has often blasted Malloy for his free-spending ways. On the other hand, Cafero has essentially given up his own ambitions to sit in the governor’s chair and is retiring from the legislature after this year.

This time around, Cafero is thanking the Democratic governor and calling the decision on the Oak Hills Park course “welcome news.”

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Himes To Throw Holiday Party To Thank Supporters

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U.S. Congressman Jim Himes is throwing a party to thank his supporters.

\"\"Himes, a Democrat who was first elected to Congress in 2008, beat Republican Steve Obsitnik in November\’s 4th Congressional District election.

In an email sent Sunday from his campaign email address, Himes invited supporters to join him for a holiday get-together on Dec. 10 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the South Norwalk Brewhouse on Marshall Street in Norwalk.

\”It\’s my way of saying thanks for all of your help this year,\” he wrote. \” I couldn\’t have done it without you.\”

Invited guests are expected to let Himes know if they are coming.