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Dems outpace GOP fundraising in race for Esty’s seat

WASHINGTON – Democrats running for the 5th District congressional seat have vastly outpaced Republican candidates in campaign fundraising, the latest reports filed with the Federal Election Commission show. As if June 30, Mary Glassman raised about $380,000 and her Democratic rival, Jahana Hayes, raised about $295.000. Continue Reading →

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Esty leads in fundraising, but will have to give most money away

WASHINGTON — Rep. Elizabeth Esty, who had to reach into her own pockets to help fund her first bid to represent the 5th District, will leave Congress with a hefty war chest. Since she is not running for re-election, Esty will have to return some of those donations, and give the rest of the money away. Continue Reading →

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Trump attacks on Blumenthal may have political and personal roots

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has disparaged other U.S. senators, but no one has been targeted more than Sen. Richard Blumenthal, who, perhaps for a number of reasons  — both political and personal  — has gotten under the president’s skin. Continue Reading →

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CT lawmakers prepare for 2018 campaign by raising lots of cash

WASHINGTON — Connecticut’s members of Congress, all Democrats, are preparing for the pivotal 2018 elections by getting a head start in the campaign money race. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, raised more money than any Connecticut member of the House of Representatives in the first six months of this year. Continue Reading →

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Murphy: Campaign donations proof of ‘fledgling progressive resistance movement’

WASHINTON – Sen. Chris Murphy said in a fundraising appeal Wednesday that said he has had a “staggering number of individual contributions” since the beginning of the year. He called it evidence a “fledgling progressive resistance movement” against the Trump administration and the GOP-led Congress “is only getting larger.” Continue Reading →

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In CT, most Republican mega-donors steer clear of Trump

WASHINGTON — With the notable exception of Linda McMahon, Connecticut’s Republican mega-donors have largely steered clear of helping their party’s standard bearer – Donald J. Trump. Instead, some of Connecticut’s richest Republicans gave to other candidates running in the GOP primaries and even to the anti-Trump Our Principles PAC. Continue Reading →

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Elite group in CT raising millions for Clinton

WASHINGTON — An exclusive group of about two dozen Connecticut residents has raised millions of dollars to help put Hillary Clinton in the White House by “bundling” contributions from friends, associates and anyone else willing to give to the candidate. The Trump campaign has not disclosed its bundlers. Continue Reading →

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Fundraising for GOP congressional candidates in CT hits new low

Updated at 9 a.m.
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. Continue Reading →

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Clinton surges in CT fundraising; GOP candidates trail Dems

WASHINGTON — Connecticut donations to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign surged in the first three months of this year, thanks in part to a January fundraiser held in the state by her husband, former President Bill Clinton. So far, Connecticut residents have invested at least $6.7 million in the presidential race. Continue Reading →

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At Republican retreat, GOP senators press Kudlow to run against Blumenthal

BALTIMORE, MD. — Larry Kudlow continued to keep people guessing as to whether he’ll challenge Sen. Richard Blumenthal at the House and Senate Republican retreat in Baltimore Thursday, but the pressure was on. “I talked to quite a few senators,” Kudlow said. “They were very encouraging.”
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