Rep. Jahana Hayes’ re-election effort has been helped by fellow Democrats and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
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.
DeLauro continues to lead defiance against Obama on trade
WASHINGTON — A defiant Rep. Rosa DeLauro vowed Tuesday to continue her battle against President Obama’s trade agenda, even as the president, usually a political ally, scrambled to find a way to rally support for legislation that would facilitate negotiations of a new trade pact with 11 Pacific Rim partners.
Gun control PAC puts up $500K for TV time in Connecticut
A national gun-control group co-founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and funded by some of the wealthiest names in technology gave $501,000 Thursday to a political action committee to air television ads in Connecticut’s race for governor.
Independent super PAC opposing Malloy has ties to Foley
Grow Connecticut, as independent expenditure group buying air time to oppose the re-election of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, was created last year by the campaign-finance law firm of Tom Foley, the Republican nominee for governor, after Foley’s ties to another super PAC were exposed by an elections enforcement case.
CT defense giants increasingly political as Pentagon budget shrinks
WASHINGTON – Connecticut’s largest defense contractors are stepping up political donations to key lawmakers as competition increases for shrinking defense dollars.
Court invalidates aggregate limits on federal contributions
Washington – The Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down an aggregate limit of $123,2000 in contributions that an individual can make to federal candidates, parties and political action committees each campaign cycle.
Out-of-state money plays big role in CT lawmakers’ campaigns
WASHINGTON – Donations from out-of-state individuals and political action committees to members of Connecticut’s Congressional delegation are dwarfing contributions from the state’s voters, a Connecticut Mirror analysis of Federal Elections Commission data shows.