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CT lobbies Washington on taxes, riverboats and radio towers

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. 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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CT financial industry that backed Romney shunning Trump

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. Continue Reading →

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Disclosures show wealth for some, but not all, CT lawmakers

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. Continue Reading →

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CT congressional incumbents flush with campaign cash

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. Continue Reading →

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Disclosures show Esty rich, Greenberg richer

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.

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