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Internet giants say they are open to new political-ad rules

WASHINGTON — When it comes to disclosures about political ads, the Internet was like the Wild West, with few regulations that required them to lift the veil on those using social media to influence voters, a situation that allowed Russian operatives to meddle in U.S. elections last year. But that may be changing thanks to political pressure from lawmakers, including Sen. Richard Blumenthal. Continue Reading →

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Murphy campaign raises $6 million as CT Dems outpace rivals

WASHINGTON — Sen. Chris Murphy’s campaign said the senator has raised $1.3 million in the last quarter and has more than $6 million in his war chest. The state’s other congressional Democrats also are leaving GOP challengers in the dust when it come to raising political cash. 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 says it’s raised $3 million this year

WASHINGTON — Sen. Chris Murphy on Tuesday said his election campaign has raised $3 million in the first three months of this year, mostly from small donations. Murphy said he has received 66,039 donations averaging $42 per contribution this year, and ended the first quarter of the year with nearly $3.5 million in cash-on-hand. 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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Trump’s fundraising woes extend to Connecticut

Washington – Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has raised less than $50,000 in political cash in Connecticut, while Democratic rival Hillary Clinton pulled in $3.6 million, the latest filings with the Federal Elections Commission shows. Trump’s money deficit in the state is in line with the yawning gap with Clinton he has in fundraising across the nation Continue Reading →

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Kudlow to headline Shaban fundraiser

Washington – Larry Kudlow disappointed many Connecticut Republicans when he decided not run against Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal, but the conservative commentator is trying to help in another way. Kudlow will appear at a fundraiser for John Shaban, a Republican state representative from Redding, who is running against Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th District. Continue Reading →

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