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George Hallenbeck For CT House District 146

STAMFORD, CT — The 2020 election is heating up in Connecticut and there are plenty of races with candidates eager to serve in elected office. Eyes are primarily focused on the presidential election, but every state representative and senate seat is up for grabs. All five of Connecticut’s congressional seats are up for grabs as well.

There are 151 seats in the state House of Representatives and 36 in the state Senate. Democrats currently hold majorities in both chambers with a 91 to 60 lead over Republicans in the House and a 22 to 14 lead in the Senate.

Connecticut Patch asked candidates to answer questions about their campaigns and will be publishing candidate profiles as election day draws near.

George Hallenbeck, a Stamford resident, is running for House of Representatives District 146.

Age: 78

Party affiliation: Republican Party

Family: Married, with one son married and living in Texas.

Occupation: Retired Telecommunications Manager, Volunteer Boating Teacher for over 40 years

Previous elected experience: National Rear Commander USPS, local Past Commander

Family members in government: No

Campaign website: [email protected]

The single most pressing issue facing our state is _______, and this is what I intend to do about it.

Getting state finances back on track without increasing taxes with responsible spending.

What are the critical differences between you and the other candidates seeking this post?

Have owned a small business in CT and I know the challenges we face in CT. Lifelong volunteer boating teacher and community volunteer.

What accomplishments in your past would you cite as evidence you can handle this job?

Besides owning my own company and ran a 250-person volunteer organization,

Do you believe Connecticut needs reform when it comes to electric utility oversight? What steps, if any should be taken?

Yes, I support the governors recently passed

George Conway’s ‘LIVID’ Thread on Trump Rose Garden Event That Infected Wife Kellyanne is Devastating in Its Simplicity



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Former counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway is one of many people now known to have contracted COVID-19 who were in attendance at what is being referred to by some media as Donald Trump’s “super spreader” Rose Garden event.

Her husband, extremely vocal Trump critic George Conway, expressed his outrage in a Twitter thread that needed only a few words and photos of the event to make an impact.

It is quite the record of error, in just four short tweets.

Trump announced that he and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for Covid-19 late Thursday night, hours after senior White House adviser Hope Hicks was diagnosed with the disease.

Since then, a growing list of Republicans and individuals from the White House has also tested positive — many of whom attended or covered the Rose Garden event announcing the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett along with Conway.

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George Floyd Called Donald Trump’s Administration the ‘White Supremacist House,’ Sister Says

LaTonya Floyd, the sister of George Floyd, told U.K. newspaper the Daily Mirror on Thursday that her brother held strong anti-Trump political views before his death at the hands of Minneapolis police officers in May.



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LaTonya Floyd, the sister of George Floyd, spoke out against President Donald Trump’s reaction to the death of her brother on Thursday.

George Floyd, a Black man, died earlier this year after members of the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) attempted to place him under arrest. Derek Chauvin, a white officer who has since been fired from the MPD and charged with murder, was captured on video kneeling on George Floyd’s neck. George Floyd could be heard to say “I can’t breathe” in the footage which went viral. After George Floyd’s death, protests sprang up in many U.S. cities against racism and police brutality. Some observers have accused Trump of aligning himself with groups that adhere to white supremacist ideals.

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LaTonya Floyd said that her brother “had Trump’s number. He’d speak to me of how divisive he was. In his mind, Trump didn’t live in the White House, but had made it the White Supremacist House.”

She insists the first debate proved that Trump has “never” been a good president.

“Leaders are defined by their characters, by their conviction, by their will to do what is right,” LaTonya Floyd told the Daily Mirror. “The only character Trump cares for is himself.”

Trump’s perceived hesitation to condemn the activities of far-right activists during Tuesday’s presidential debate drew criticism from both sides of the aisle. Trump specifically addressed the Proud Boys, which has been classified by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group. “Proud