The GOP’s complaint came amid Malloy’s aggressive fundraising on behalf of the state party, which has used its federal campaign account to raise tens of thousands of dollars from state contractors. State law bars those contractors from contributing to Malloy or the party’s state account.
The Connecticut Democratic Party’s reliance on a federal account to raise money from state contractors who can’t legally give to state campaigns drew a carefully worded caution Tuesday.
The Connecticut Republican Party ended 2013 with a surplus of $14,292 in its state account, compared with $112,606 for Connecticut Democrats. The GOP had $16,675 in cash and debt of $2,383. Democrats had no debt.
Anyone curious to read the end-of-year campaign finance reports for the Connecticut Republicans or Danbury Mark Boughton’s exploratory campaign will have to wait. The reports were filed by the deadline of midnight Friday, but a power failure has kept them from being posted on the state’s web site.
The Connecticut Republican Party filed a complaint Wednesday accusing Gov. Dannel P. Malloy of illegally soliciting a state contractor for a campaign contribution to the state Democratic Party while on a fundraising trip to California a week ago. But the GOP offered no evidence that the contractor made a contribution, much less that Malloy violated […]
As treasurer of a Super PAC, Charlie Spies spent $142 million in support of Mitt Romney in 2012, using 90 percent of the money to attack Romney’s rivals. He is a believer, defender and advocate of the right to make unlimited, independent campaign expenditures. And he is Tom Foley’s lawyer.
State elections officials accepted a settlement Wednesday with Republican gubernatorial hopeful Tom Foley over a $15,504 poll he commissioned last spring through his out-of-state, independent political group, Voters for Good Government.