Still no funding for Steve Obsitnik, a Republican who is running for governor.
The State Elections Enforcement Commission has not approved public financing for his primary, and this is now the sixth time his case has been continued.
The delay puts him behind, especially when other candidates are spending millions of their own money.
"There are many people who don't know who I am, and with a name like Obsitnik, it’s a mouth full,” he said.
To overcome the fact that he doesn’t have name recognition, he said he has spent a lot of time visiting towns and meeting as many people as possible.
The Westport businessman is facing another hurdle. He's been turned down repeatedly for public financing because the State Elections Enforcement Commission has been investigating possible campaign violations.
On Thursday afternoon, there were still no breaks. The SEEC did not approve his $1.35 million grant.
"I have started to pay for expenses myself, which can be reimbursed under the program when we get the money, and if we don't, I can still go down that path of funding my campaign if we choose to,” Obsitnik said.
Because of the delay, he’s had to get more donations that helped pay for his first TV ad.
Two other GOP candidates, Mark Boughton and Tim Herbst, qualified for public financing weeks ago.
The big spenders so far are the self-funders.
David Stemmerman recently poured an additional $10 million into his campaign, and Bob Stefanowski has spent more than $1 million of his own money. Both are running TV ads.
Nancy Brown owns real estate company in Coventry, and said she's focused on what these candidates will do if elected.
"I am finding a lot of people of are leaving the state, it's unfortunate. I don't know how to keep them here. Maybe the governor should talk to real estate agents to find out what's important,” Brown said.
Obsitnik's request will be heard again next Wednesday.
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