WASHINGTON — While President Donald Trump promised to “drain the swamp,” the lobbying business is thriving, with Connecticut-based companies, non-profits, cities and universities spending a total of about $50 million to influence Congress and the new administration last year.
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.
WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney raised more than $1.5 million from people connected to Connecticut’s financial services industry, but few of those deep-pocketed donors are giving to Donald Trump. An analysis by the Connecticut Mirror shows that, as of the end of July, Trump had only raised about $11,000 from that sector.
WASHINGTON– Rep. Rosa DeLauro is a member or a board member of 21 organizations, a Republican group helped pay for Rep. John Larson’s trip to Italy and Sen. Chris Murphy and his wife still owe up to $50,000 each on student loans, Congress’ latest personal financial reports show.
WASHINGTON — The STOCK Act, a bill signed into law by President Obama in 2012, has opened the door a crack wider on the financial dealings of members of Congress.
WASHINGTON – With their party in danger of losing seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, Reps. John Larson and Jim Himes have poured hundreds of thousands of dollars from their leadership PACs into the campaigns of fellow Democrats.
Washington – In the last days of his race against Republican Dan Debicella, Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th District, has dipped into his campaign war fund to donate $203,223 to the Democratic State Central Committee to help other Democrats in the state.
WASHINGTON – Financial disclosure forms show Mark Greenberg, a Republican s vying for the 5th District congressional seat, has paid a $610,000 judgment leveled against him by a Canadian court for a real estate dispute and Rep. Elizabeth Esty, his Democratic rival, received between $30,000 and $100,000 from her interest in an Iowa tool and dye company last year.
WASHINGTON – Connecticut’s largest defense contractors are stepping up political donations to key lawmakers as competition increases for shrinking defense dollars.