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Murphy raised $4.5 million online, while McMahon gave her campaign $7.1 million in final weeks

The manager of Democrat Chris Murphy’s victorious U.S. Senate campaign told supporters Thursday that Murphy raised nearly 45 percent of his $10.5 million through online, grass-roots organizations, while records show that Republican Linda McMahon loaned her losing camaign $7.1 million in the two weeks before the election. Federal election records list three late loans McMahon […]

Posted inEnergy & Environment, Money, Politics

Election adds to shake-up on Energy and Technology Committee

The touch of shake-up the election gave to the General Assembly is likely to have an outsized effect on the Energy and Technology Committee. But it’s not clear yet — and likely won’t be until next year — just what that effect will be. Energy co-chairwoman Rep. Vickie Nardello, D-Prospect, was a surprise loser in her […]

Posted inEnergy & Environment, Politics

Would Mr. Esty head (back) to Washington?

With Elizabeth Esty now headed to Washington as the state’s newest member of Congress, it’s somewhat logical to wonder whether her husband Dan — the commissioner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection — might also head there where here served for a number of years in the Environmental Protection Agency. Apparently this occurred […]

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Billionaire’s PAC names Maynard as second target

A report filed Friday with state elections officials identified state Sen. Andrew Maynard, D-Stonington, as the second legislative target of Voters for Good Government, a Super PAC financed by a Greenwich billionaire, Thomas Peterffy. The PAC is spending $26,987 for advertising on cable television. The existence of the committee and its first expenditure — a […]

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Connecticut’s Senate race makes top 10 in TV spending

Candidates and independent groups spent at least $8.4 million to air 5,448 television commercials in Connecticut’s U.S. Senate race over the first three weeks of October, pushing the contest into the top 10 for ad expenditures and top 15 for ad volume. The Wesleyan Media Project said Wednesday that Republican Linda McMahon outspent Democrat Chris […]

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Democratic PACs buy another $1.6 million in TV time to attack McMahon

Two national Democratic political action committees reported Thursday spending another $1.6 million on Connecticut television advertising on behalf of Democrat Chris Murphy in the race for U.S. Senate. The latest spending brings independent expenditures in the Senate race to $5.9 million, nearly all of it on behalf of Murphy or in opposition to his self-funded […]