A new television commercial featuring his wife, three daughters and the family dog reflects a shift by Republican Bob Stefanowski toward a softer message, leaving attacks on Democrat Ned Lamont to a Republican super PAC that has boosted its weekly advertising buy in Connecticut’s volatile gubernatorial race.
WASHINGTON — Mud began to fly Wednesday in what was a quiet GOP primary race for Rep. Elizabeth Esty’s seat, as the Ruby Corby O’Neill hit fellow Republican Rich DuPont for his failure to file a financial disclosure form or say he stands by the content of a recently released cable ad, as federal law requires.
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Donors are shunning all five Republican campaigns for the U.S. House of Representatives in Connecticut, setting a new mark for fundraising futility: Contributions in the 4th and 5th Congressional Districts are less than 10 percent of what previous GOP challengers raised in previous cycles.
Over the air and on the ground, Hillary Clinton is closing her Connecticut primary campaign with an emphasis on gun control, an issue of special resonance here and one on which she appears closer to the Democratic base than her rival for the presidential nomination, Bernie Sanders.
Grow Connecticut, the Republican super PAC, is closing its effort to unseat Gov. Dannel P. Malloy with its toughest ad of the campaign, a piece that is largely based on outdated economic data and backed by a $600,000 contribution that brings the group’s total spending to $7.3 million.
It’s the commercial many Democrats wanted to see, the one where Gov. Dannel P. Malloy takes a deep breath, looks into a camera and wryly acknowledges what every pollster knows: Half the state doesn’t like him.
WASHINGTON – Reps. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, and Jim Himes, D-4th District, have made the care of veterans a focus of their reelection campaigns, following a national trend that put the nation’s veterans near the top of the list of political issues this year.
Tom Foley’s new television ad is both an attack on Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s record and an attempt to inoculate himself against Malloy’s efforts last week to define Foley as tone-deaf to the concerns of working-class Connecticut voters.
Washington – The House Majority PAC, a Democratic political superfund, announced its last- minute election ad buys on Thursday, and Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, a top beneficiary of this PAC, was not on the list this time.