As published in the Danbury NewsTimes.

BETHEL — Raghib Allie-Brennan, a Democrat candidate for state representative, announced Monday that he has qualified for public campaign financing.

In less than 12 days since announcing his run for state representative of the 2nd District, Allie-Brennan raised $5,000 to meet the requirements for the Citizens’ Election Program.

“The speed with which we qualified is a testament to the spirit of our campaign – it is evident that we have the support of the people of Bethel, Danbury, Newtown, and Redding,” Allie-Brennan said in a release. “I cannot wait to introduce myself and my platform to the residents, and earn their trust and votes.”

A portion of the money raised needed to come from a minimum of 150 residents from the 2nd District towns of Bethel, Danbury, Newtown or Redding. Contributions had to be between $5 to $250.

“I am humbled by the outpouring of support this campaign has received in the past week and a half, Allie-Brennan said in a release. “As someone who firmly believes in keeping special interest money out of politics, qualifying for public financing will allow me to focus on what matters most: finding realistic solutions to the challenges Connecticut residents face, and explaining my … continue reading at the Danbury NewsTimes.