WASHINGTON – No GOP presidential candidate raised as much campaign money or made as many stops in Connecticut as former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, whose departure from the race gives those remaining in the GOP field a better shot at the state’s delegates. But members of the state’s Republican power structure haven’t, for the most part, indicated who they will support.
WASHINGTON — The tight race in Iowa between Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders is not reflected in Connecticut among donors to the two candidates. As of Dec. 31, Clinton’s campaign had taken in six times as much as Sanders’.
WASHINGTON — As a group, Republican candidates have the edge in campaign fundraising over Democrats in Connecticut, but individually Hillary Clinton continues to lead the pack with more than $1 million raised in the state.
Members of the Connecticut delegation weighed in this week on gun control, Medicare and Medicaid coverage for prostheses, and the looming sale of Plum Island in Long Island Sound. But the all-Democratic delegation just sat back and watched the GOP struggle over naming a new speaker of the House.
Reflecting a national strategy to make gun control an issue in the presidential election, Democrats attacked earlier remarks by Republican candidate Jeb Bush during his fund-raising visit to Connecticut Thursday.
WASHINGTON – Connecticut is proving to be fertile ground for Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush and other presidential candidates seeking campaign cash in what’s expected to be the most expensive race for the White House in history.
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.
STAMFORD — At a GOP dinner named for Prescott Bush, patriarch of a Connecticut family that has produced two presidents and one contender, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said Thursday that America craves new leadership.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a recently declared candidate for the Republican nomination for president, will give Connecticut an early look at his campaign — at a dinner honoring the grandfather of a likely rival, Jeb Bush.
STAMFORD – Four days after sparking an outcry, Jeb Bush delivered a kinder, gentler call for immigration reform Thursday night at a Republican awards dinner named for an icon of moderate GOP politics: his late grandfather, U.S. Sen. Prescott S. Bush of Connecticut.