WASHINGTON — With the notable exception of Linda McMahon, Connecticut’s Republican mega-donors have largely steered clear of helping their party’s standard bearer – Donald J. Trump. Instead, some of Connecticut’s richest Republicans gave to other candidates running in the GOP primaries and even to the anti-Trump Our Principles PAC.
CLEVELAND — Donald J. Trump, the most unconventional of candidates, won the Republican nomination for president Tuesday night on the most enduring of political traditions, the state-by-state roll call that gave Connecticut’s young GOP chairman a fleeting moment in the spotlight and Trump’s oldest son a pivotal role.
WASHINGTON — While three GOP candidates for Connecticut’s congressional seats are enthusiastic about Trump, John Shaban, running in the 4th District, has not committed and two others have offered a cool embrace.
WASHINGTON – Connecticut lawmakers have raised and spent millions of dollars in political cash, even if they have no challenger or the ones they have are woefully underfunded. It’s the system, analysts say. And they say it’s not likely to change.
Washington – Although most of them are running unopposed, members of Connecticut’s delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives have raised plenty of campaign cash this year.
WASHINGTON– Republican August Wolf has a track record of one kind, and is the first Republican to enter the political arena against U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, who has an established track record of his own.
Like many challengers, Lori Hopkins-Cavanagh is short on campaign cash and name recognition and long on ideas, enthusiasm and disgust with the way things are run in Washington D.C.
“I’ve got quite a mountain to climb,” said Hopkins-Cavanagh, a Republican, of her bid to win the 2nd District seat in Congress.
WASHINGTON – It’s a good thing for Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., that HE does not have to run for re-election this year because he barely has the money to do so
WASHINGTON – Republican businessman Mark Greenberg, who is running against Rep. Elizabeth Esty for the 5th District congressional seat, continues to self-finance his campaign, loaning it $305,000 in the last three months, Federal Election Commission records show.
The story of “Jane Doe,” the transgender teenager who has never been charged with a crime being sent to the Connecticut adult women’s prison, burned a path through the week of legislative and political news.
Connecticut donors gave $800,000 to the Republican Governors Association in 2014, money the state GOP hopes will flow back to its campaign to unseat Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a vulnerable first-term Democrat. Donors include an executive of a company promised $115 million in aid by Malloy.
Washington — Woody Allen famously said, “Showing up is half the battle,” and it seems that many lawmakers, including those representing Connecticut, have taken that advice to heart.