Updated 4:05 p.m.: Former Gov. John G. Rowland, identified in federal court Monday as a secret, illegally paid advisor to a congressional candidate, has abused his position as a radio talk show host and should be taken off the air by WTIC AM, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Tuesday. Rowland opened his show by placing the story off limits.
An old FBI agent gets the last word on Rowland, Wilson-Foley
It was April 30, 2012, just minutes before a congressional debate in Torrington. An angry Lisa Wilson-Foley accused Mike Clark of slandering her by questioning former Gov. John G. Rowland’s role in her campaign. “Then the debate started and we never got to complete the conversation,” Clark said Tuesday. “I guess the conversation was completed yesterday in court.”
Co-conspirators’ guilty pleas make John Rowland a target
Lisa Wilson-Foley and her husband, Brian Foley, pleaded guilty Monday to a federal conspiracy charge stemming from what they said was an effort to conceal $35,000 in payments to former Gov. John G. Rowland for help with Wilson-Foley’s unsuccessful congressional campaign in 2012. Rowland, now a host on WTIC-AM, was identified as a co-conspirator, meaning he’s the target of a federal corruption investigation for the second time in a decade.
It’s an ‘independent’ PAC, led by Tom Foley’s treasurer
A tangle of shared donors, consultants and a prominent Washington, D.C., law firm link Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley to two independent-expenditure groups, raising a question of illegal coordination should either group air ads to influence the 2014 race for governor. One, whose existence is not widely known, is led by Foley’s campaign treasurer.
Philly Flyers owner: His $10,000 to CT Dems not ‘pay to play’
Ed Snider is trying to ensure there is no legal cloud over the ability of his company’s subsidiaries to do business with the state. One — Global Spectrum — finalized a 10-year deal July 1 to manage two state-owned venues, the XL Center in Hartford and Rentschler Field in East Hartford.
ESPN execs, Disney PAC among latest donors to CT Dems
Big donors were scarce, but the Connecticut Democratic Party still managed to raise $133,636 in its workhorse federal account last month, the ninth month the party has raised more than $100,000 in preparation for the 2014 elections.
Commission: GOP claim of illegal Malloy fundraising unfounded
The GOP’s complaint came amid Malloy’s aggressive fundraising on behalf of the state party, which has used its federal campaign account to raise tens of thousands of dollars from state contractors. State law bars those contractors from contributing to Malloy or the party’s state account.
Op-ed: Time to face the facts and fix the problems
The Malloy administration tells us all is well, but Connecticut has lost its way.
Elections panel cautions CT Democrats on fundraising
The Connecticut Democratic Party’s reliance on a federal account to raise money from state contractors who can’t legally give to state campaigns drew a carefully worded caution Tuesday.
CT Dems began 2014 with 19-1 cash advantage
Connecticut’s Democratic Party raised $2.1 million through its federal account in 2013, buoyed by a roster of $10,000 donors who include the owner of the 2014 Republican convention venue, the Mohegan Tribe, and executives of companies doing business with the state.
McKinney says Democrats took $10,000 from contractor in ‘pay to play’
On a day when Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said the only standard for Democratic Party’s fundraising should be the law, a Republican gubernatorial candidate accused Democrats of breaking campaign finance rules by accepting a $10,000 contribution from Edward Snider, the chief executive officer of Comcast-Spectacor, whose subsidiary manages the XL Center and Rentschler Field.
Breakfast with Malloy — $10,000 to $250,000
It might be the most expensive hotel buffet ever served in Hartford: Access to a breakfast with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy at a Democratic Governors Association conference Wednesday requires a sponsorship of at least $10,000 or a company membership at one of the association’s two premium levels, priced at $100,000 and $250,000.
Connecticut Democrats find generous donors among those doing business with state
Their game plan is secret, but the results are public: Solicitors for the Connecticut Democratic Party found generous donors among the ranks of state contractors in October, collecting $78,000 from five companies that did $67 million in business last year with the state.
The small, small world of John Rowland
The campaign of congressional candidate Mark Greenberg says that former Gov. John G. Rowland offered political consulting services before Greenberg ran in 2010, but he wanted to be paid through the candidate’s nonprofit animal shelter — not the campaign. The story, which was first reported by the Register-Citizen and confirmed by Greenberg spokesman Chris Cooper, […]