NEW HAVEN – Lots of politicians tell the press and public the truth, if not always the whole truth and nothing but the truth. But Mark Greenberg, the Republican nominee for the 5th Congressional District, may be the only candidate in this election season to actually talk about his political ambitions under oath. His status as a government witness in a high-profile corruption trial could complicate the final weeks of his third campaign for Congress.
Greenberg testifies Rowland wanted $720K to advise campaign
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NEW HAVEN – Mark Greenberg, a Republican seeking the 5th Congressional District seat for the third time in six years, testified Wednesday in U.S. District Court that former Gov. John G. Rowland offered himself as a consultant to his first race on one unusual condition: Rowland wanted to be paid through Greenberg’s animal charity, not his campaign. His pitch: $720,000.
On third try, Greenberg finally embraced by GOP
WASHINGTON – It’s a good bet the many pups he’s rescued are no more dogged than Mark Greenberg in his pursuit of a seat in Congress. After two failed attempts to represent the 5th District, he is trying again with new, national support.
Esty will use record, incumbency to ward off Greenberg’s challenge
WASHINGTON — Besides high-profile appearances with top members of her party, Rep. Elizabeth Esty is benefitting from perks and political lessons she’s learned on Capitol Hill to face off against Litchfield businessman and Republican Mark Greenberg.
Esty airs first campaign ad
Washington – Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, showcased the power of incumbency in the first television ad of her campaign.
Esty, Greenberg each win cross-endorsements in 5th CD
The Connecticut Working Families Party on Thursday endorsed Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, for re-election.
CT House incumbents winning political money race
WASHINGTON – Of Connecticut’s members to the House of Representatives, Rep. Jim Himes has raised the most money in this election cycle and Rep. Rosa DeLauro the least. Republican challengers, meanwhile, are losing the fundraising race.
Greenberg is now a GOP ‘Contender’
WASHINGTON – The National Republican Congressional Campaign committee has elevated Mark Greenberg, a candidate for the 5th district congressional seat, to “Contender” status.
Greenberg loans more money to campaign; Esty has $1 million-plus
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.
This time, Democratic PAC skips Esty
Washington – The House Majority PAC, a Democratic political superfund, announced its last- minute election ad buys on Thursday, and Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, a top beneficiary of this PAC, was not on the list this time.
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.
Rowland attacks federal indictment, ‘poisonous’ publicity
Attorneys for John G. Rowland sought the dismissal Tuesday of the criminal indictment accusing the former Republican governor of conspiring to act as a secret paid consultant to the congressional campaign of Lisa Wilson-Foley in 2012. If that fails, they also want a closer examination of prospective jurors to guard against “poisonous” pre-trial publicity.
GOP Convention: Debicella in 4th CD, Greenberg in 5th CD
Like a political assembly line, the Republican Party simultaneously churned out endorsed candidates for Congress in all five districts Friday, overwhelmingly backing two repeat candidates, Dan Debicella in the 4th and Mark Greenberg in the 5th.
Federal grand jury indicts former Gov. John Rowland
A federal grand jury Thursday indicted John G. Rowland on seven counts, accusing the former Republican governor, congressman and conservative radio host of soliciting two congressional campaigns in 2010 and 2012 to secretly pay him as a political consultant.
Even without challengers, CT lawmakers spend millions ‘campaigning’
WASHINGTON – Even though some of them don’t have challengers, Connecticut House members collectively spent nearly $3 million last year on everything from office supplies to gourmet chocolates, flowers, glitzy fundraisers and expensive meals.