PLAINVILLE — A union Super PAC trying to help re-elect Democratic state legislators by mocking Donald J. Trump’s insensitivity to women scrambled Wednesday to defend its digital attack ad against Dr. William Petit, a home-invasion survivor who raises money for women’s groups in the memory of his murdered wife and daughters.
WASHINGTON — With the notable exception of Linda McMahon, Connecticut’s Republican mega-donors have largely steered clear of helping their party’s standard bearer – Donald J. Trump. Instead, some of Connecticut’s richest Republicans gave to other candidates running in the GOP primaries and even to the anti-Trump Our Principles PAC.
Some eye-popping numbers are listed in the Connecticut Republican Party’s latest finance report: On a single day, nearly $900,000 flowed from across the U.S. into its account, nearly doubling its receipts. But the money bounced to the Republican National Committee, a legal trick practiced by both parties to help megadonors evade contribution limits.
WASHINGTON — An exclusive group of about two dozen Connecticut residents has raised millions of dollars to help put Hillary Clinton in the White House by “bundling” contributions from friends, associates and anyone else willing to give to the candidate. The Trump campaign has not disclosed its bundlers. Continue Reading →
If you buy health insurance on your own, or plan to, your chance to sign up for 2017 coverage starts next week. Here’s what you need to know, whether you’re new to the process or buying again. Continue Reading →
The softer side of Connecticut politics was on display Monday in Hartford as Sen. Cathy Osten, D-Sprague, called Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano, R-North Haven, an ally and friend, and Fasano praised Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy as a role model. Their common ground was bipartisan efforts to address learning dyslexia. Continue Reading →
Former state Rep. Victor Cuevas, D-Waterbury, was fined $1,000 and sentenced to a year’s probation Monday in connection with a mortgage he fraudulently obtained in 2013 for a condominium in Bristol. Continue Reading →
As legislative leaders and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy engage in a partisan battle over the health of Connecticut’s budget, Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo insists he doesn’t want to stay out of the debate — just the political posturing. Continue Reading →
For a televised hour on Sunday, Republican Dan Carter occupied a rare patch of level ground in his steeply uphill race against Democratic U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal: They stood side by side at identical lecterns in their only scheduled debate. Continue Reading →
Faced with a multi-million dollar deficit, state officials are considering the elimination of child-care subsidies for thousands of Connecticut families who rely on the Care4Kids program in order to work. Continue Reading →
Don’t bother to look for a case of someone voting in the name of the dead at the polls in Connecticut, even if Donald J. Trump frets that 1.8 million dead Americans are still registered to vote. Proven voter fraud is rare here, and it’s never involved impersonation at the polls. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON — While the odds that Sen. Richard Blumenthal will be re-elected are among the highest in this year’s U.S. Senate races, he’s also under constant fire from a Republican opponent, state Rep. Dan Carter, who has laid siege to the popular Democrat. Continue Reading →