Grow Connecticut, as independent expenditure group buying air time to oppose the re-election of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, was created last year by the campaign-finance law firm of Tom Foley, the Republican nominee for governor, after Foley’s ties to another super PAC were exposed by an elections enforcement case.
Murphy is campaign cash poor
WASHINGTON – It’s a good thing for Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., that HE does not have to run for re-election this year because he barely has the money to do so
CT House incumbents winning political money race
WASHINGTON – Of Connecticut’s members to the House of Representatives, Rep. Jim Himes has raised the most money in this election cycle and Rep. Rosa DeLauro the least. Republican challengers, meanwhile, are losing the fundraising race.
Not quite the nominee, Tom Foley puts stamp on GOP
Tom Foley has to win a primary in August to be crowned the Republican nominee for governor, but he already is using his endorsement by the GOP convention last month as a mandate to assert control over the state party’s fundraising.
DGA loses challenge, but can still support Malloy’s election
The decision Tuesday by Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall leaves intact the state’s regulatory authority over independent expenditures by the Democratic Governors Association, but it does not block the organization from supporting the re-election of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
Debicella says he needs $2.5 million to beat Himes
Republican congressional candidate Dan Debicella’s campaign Tuesday asked members of Republican town committees asking them to help them reach a goal of $2.5 million to defeat Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th District.
For CT Democrats, those $10,000 checks keep coming
The state pays $4.7 million annually in rent for top state elected officials in the building pictured above. The landlord gave the Connecticut Democratic Party $30,000 last month, part of the steady flow of cash from state contractors, including the recent winner of an $8.63 million contract.
Even without challengers, CT lawmakers spend millions ‘campaigning’
WASHINGTON – Even though some of them don’t have challengers, Connecticut House members collectively spent nearly $3 million last year on everything from office supplies to gourmet chocolates, flowers, glitzy fundraisers and expensive meals.
Out-of-state money plays big role in CT lawmakers’ campaigns
WASHINGTON – Donations from out-of-state individuals and political action committees to members of Connecticut’s Congressional delegation are dwarfing contributions from the state’s voters, a Connecticut Mirror analysis of Federal Elections Commission data shows.
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.
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.
CT GOP, Democrats joust over Malloy’s fundraising
The Connecticut Republican Party filed a complaint Wednesday accusing Gov. Dannel P. Malloy of illegally soliciting a state contractor for a campaign contribution to the state Democratic Party while on a fundraising trip to California a week ago. But the GOP offered no evidence that the contractor made a contribution, much less that Malloy violated […]