Janet Peckinpaugh

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Janet Peckinpaugh
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Candidate for
Connecticut House of Representatives, District 36
ProfessionBroadcast Journalist, Media Production
(timed out) Campaign website
Janet Peckinpaugh was a 2010 Republican candidate in the 2011 special election for District 36 of the Connecticut House of Representatives. The special election took place on February 22, 2011. Peckinpaugh ran to fill the vacancy created after James Field Spallone (D) resigned to serve as Deputy Secretary of State.[1]

Peckinpaugh made an unsuccessful run for the U.S. Congress in the November 2, 2010, general election.


Peckinpaugh has worked as a broadcast journalist and is the founder of Peckinpaugh Media Group, a media production company. In 2010, she ran for, but was not elected to, the US House of Representatives. Peckinpaugh's campaign Facebook describes her as a "Fiscal Conservative" and "Social Moderate."



See also: State legislative special elections, 2011; Connecticut state legislative special elections, 2011

Peckinpaugh was defeated by Phil Miller (D) in the February 22, 2011 special election.[2]



Peckinpaugh was endorsed by the following:[3]

In his endorsement statement, Foley said, ."..she is a hard working, single mother who runs a small business and understands what needs to be done to make our economy healthy again. Janet understands that we need to spend wisely and create a business environment that encourages job growth and opportunity. She would use her seat to make sure the concerns of working people and business owners are heard in Hartford. We need Janet Peckinpaugh also looking after the interests of taxpayers who are paying the state's bills."[3]


Campaign finance

The state chairwoman of the Democratic Party, Nancy DiNardo, filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission concerning Peckinpaugh's 2010 US House campaign. Among other allegations, the complaint contends that nearly $70,000 of Peckinpaugh's 2010 expenditures were not properly documented. Peckinpaugh contends that the complaint, filed February 1, was a strategic attempt to influence the February 22 special election. She added that any irregularities in her campaign filings would be promptly addressed and amended.[4] Within 4 days of the complaint, Peckinpaugh filed an amended report with the FEC, noting that any omission from the original report was merely an oversight.[5] However, DiNardo has since argued in a Democratic press release that the amendment failed to fully address the problems with the initial report, calling for a complete audit of the Peckinpaugh's 2010 campaign.[6]

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