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Democrats Outpace Rell in Connecticut Governor Fundraising

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M. Jodi Rell (Getty Images/Neilson Barnard)

Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell is the strong favorite for re-election in 2010, should she decide to run, but you wouldn’t know if from the latest fundraising numbers.  

Rell raised $20,000 in the second quarter of 2009, just a fraction of what two prospective Democratic challengers, Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz and Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy , pulled in in the same period. A third Democrat, former state House Speaker James Amman , has yet to release his fundraising report for the period.

Bysiewicz raised $141,000 and Malloy $147,000, leaving the former with $171,000 cash on hand and the latter with $195,000 at the end of June. Rell, in contrast, reported just $71,000 in the bank.

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