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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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, […]