by Jennifer Swift
Dec 3, 2013
03:46 PM
Connecticut Politics

Danbury Mayor Boughton Will Take 'Whatever' Donation You Can Give on #GivingTuesday

Danbury Mayor Boughton Will Take 'Whatever' Donation You Can Give on #GivingTuesday

Photo from Boughton email

"They don't call it #GivingTuesday for nothing" is a tagline included in Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton's latest fundraising email. 

Boughton is trying to fundraise to campaign for governor off news of the sitting governor's expensive fundraisers.

Boughton has formed an exploratory committee for governor and took aim at Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Tuesday, citing a report by CT Mirror that shows Malloy will be the host at a fundraiser where prices range from $10,000 to $250,000. 

The mayor has had a busy week so far-- as he was defending himself on Twitter after reporters and politicos criticized him for a cease and decist letter sent to a blogger threatening him not to publish documents.

#GivingTuesday is the hashtag used today to promote donations to charities and non-profits. 

"The fact is that despite his chest thumping about economic growth (worst in the nation in 2012), responsible budgeting (largest tax hike in a generation), and education reform (I'm a former high school history teacher - don't get me started), Dan Malloy been a thoroughly unlikeable governor," the email said. 

Boughton says in the email he'd be grateful for any donation-- "$35, $50, $100, whatever."

"If you are tired of a governor that raises money $10,000 at a time to cover up his record, I invite you to join Team Boughton with a contribution of $100, $50, or even $35 to set the record straight."

 

 

Danbury Mayor Boughton Will Take 'Whatever' Donation You Can Give on #GivingTuesday

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