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Himes uses war chest to help other Dems, Arora raises less than $9k over summer

WASHINGTON – Democratic Rep. Jim Himes is spending more money on the races of other Democratic candidates than he is on his own, while his Republican challenger Harry Arora, raised less than $9,000 in campaign cash this summer. Himes donated to the campaigns of more than 70 House Democrats in the last quarter, the latest filings with the Federal Election Commission show.

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CT Dems on hook for consultants’ legal bills in federal probe

A federal investigation into whether Connecticut Democrats illegally raised money in support of the re-election of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ended in February without criminal charges — but, as the party reported Wednesday in a campaign finance report, not without significant legal bills. They paid $165,000, mostly to reimburse consultants caught up in the probe.