Sunday, 29 March 2015
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Mar 21 2014 | 10:27am ET
The author of a racy novel about hedge funds is looking for a new job.
Lee Whitnum announced her candidacy for governor of Connecticut this week. She’ll seek the Democratic nod for the seat, likely pitting her against current governor and nemesis Dannel Malloy, who has not announced plans to run for re-election but who is expected to.
The race will be Whitnum’s fourth, following failed primary bids for Congress in 2008 and Senate in 2010 and 2012. Following that race, she quit the Democratic Party, saying she couldn’t be a member of an organization “where two of the highest representatives in the party, namely Gov. Malloy and Congressman Murphy, lie to the people about the real reason why we went to the Iraq war.”
Whitnum’s race against Murphy, who went on to win the primary and then the general elections, turned nasty, with the author of Hedge Fund Mistress calling the then-congressman a “whore” for his support of Israel. Her relations with Malloy have been no warmer; Whitnum sued Malloy for slander in 2010 after he called her comments about Israel during her 2008 campaign anti-Semitic. The lawsuit was dismissed, but not before Malloy sought an order of protection against Whitnum.
Whitnum has since been arrested twice, once for allegedly stalking the judge presiding over her divorce, and once for allegedly harassing her ex-husband at an assisted-living facility. Both cases are still pending.
Given that history, it’s no surprise that Whitnum’s campaign is based on “cleaning up the judiciary in Connecticut,” giving “average folks the right to fire dishonest and corrupt judges who push the boundaries of ‘judicial discretion.’”
Mar 9 2015 | 6:35am ET
As more investors look to diversify, many are beginning to use retirement funds to invest in alternative assets such as private equity and real estate. Kelly Rodriques, CEO & President of PENSCO Trust Company, explains how companies can connect with those looking to use their retirement accounts in a different way. Read more…
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…