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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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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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Opportunity knocks, but Wolf campaign in disarray

It should be the best of times for August Wolf. His only rival for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate recently stepped aside, yet Wolf’s campaign is coping with allegations of a hostile work environment, turnover of top staff, tight money and the threat of civil action by the Federal Election Commission. He is on his third leadership team, and his former manager says the campaign is nearly broke.
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New leader, but same result: CT GOP trails in fundraising

The Connecticut Republican Party struggled to compete financially during J.R. Romano’s first six months as state chairman, collecting about 29 cents for every dollar contributed to the state Democratic Party, according to reports filed over the weekend. Continue Reading →

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No resolution over SEEC’s authority in Malloy case

A Superior Court judge was disinclined Thursday to resolve whether federal law preempts state authorities from investigating if the Democratic Party illegally supported the re-election of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy with contributions from state contractors. The party wants him to halt the investigation with a ruling about jurisdiction. Continue Reading →

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Democrats challenge commission’s authority to investigate Malloy in campaign case

A Superior Court judge will conduct an evidentiary hearing this week that could determine if the State Elections Enforcement Commission can investigate whether the Connecticut Democratic Party illegally supported Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s re-election with contributions from state contractors. Continue Reading →

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Insurance mergers, defense bill, Puerto Rican debt crisis among week’s top issues

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton expressed “serious concerns” about the planned Aetna-Humana and Anthem-Cigna mergers this week; President Obama vetoed a defense appropriations bill; and the White House released a plan to help Puerto Rico deal with a severe economic crisis. Continue Reading →

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Clinton leads fundraising in CT, but Bush not far behind

WASHINGTON – There’s plenty of competition if you are a presidential candidate raising money in Connecticut, especially if you are a Republican. The latest Federal Election Commission reports show Connecticut donors have contributed about $1.8 million to 17 presidential candidates in the first half of the year.
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Irony not dead in this CT campaign finance fight

The Democratic Party is using federal campaign finance reforms co-sponsored by former U.S. Rep. Chris Shays, a Republican, to challenge a subpoena issued by state elections officials investigating a GOP complaint about the re-election of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Shays says the Democrats are exploiting an unintended consequence of his reforms: federal preemption. Continue Reading →

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