February 15, 2017
by Christine Stuart | February 15, 2017 5:30am
HARTFORD, CT—The federal investigation ended with no charges being brought, but Connecticut’s election regulators are trying to quickly close a loophole that allows banned state contractors to give money to publicly financed candidates.
February 2, 2017
by Christine Stuart | February 2, 2017 1:33pm
The Connecticut Democratic Party says the U.S. Attorney’s office has ended its investigation into whether the party illegally spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s 2014 re-election bid. Turns out It didn’t and no charges were brought.
January 16, 2017
by Christine Stuart | January 16, 2017 2:33pm
Without a 2018 gubernatorial candidate to unite behind, the Connecticut Democratic Party appears to be trying to discredit Republican candidates who have expressed interest in the job.
December 12, 2016
by Christine Stuart | December 12, 2016 5:30am
Labor United for Connecticut, the independent expenditure group that came under fire for its attack ads targeting Republicans, terminated its organization and refunded $109,384 to its member unions.
November 10, 2016
by Christine Stuart | November 10, 2016 4:46pm
Outside groups that independently spent more than $1.4 million on Connecticut’s legislative races did well Tuesday.
November 3, 2016
by Christine Stuart | November 3, 2016 1:17pm
HARTFORD, CT — With less than a week left in the campaign, House Democratic leadership said they want to change Connecticut’s election clean law in a way that would create a challenge to Citizens United. Republican legislative leaders called the move hypocritical and desperate.
by Christine Stuart | November 3, 2016 4:30am
HARTFORD, CT — When lawmakers changed Connecticut’s campaign finance system in 2013, they uncapped the amount of money state parties could spend on clean election candidates. The Democratic majority’s argument at the time was that the new law would help thwart last minute spending from outside groups. But this year, more independent expenditure groups — aka “outside groups” — are spending money.
October 25, 2016
by Christine Stuart | October 25, 2016 4:30am
Connecticut Republican Party Chairman JR Romano is accusing, in an election complaint, a Democratic state Senate candidate of violating clean election laws by likening his Republican opponent to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
October 7, 2016
by Terry Cowgill | October 7, 2016 4:30am
The state of Connecticut during presidential campaigns sort of mirrors our reputation nationally: we’re boring. The land of steady habits hasn’t voted Republican since Greenwich native George Herbert Walker Bush was looking to succeed his boss, Ronald Reagan, in 1988. Most recently, Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney, the former governor of neighboring Massachusetts, by a whopping 17 points in 2012.
August 31, 2016
by Christine Stuart | August 31, 2016 10:53pm
A second Connecticut business group is wading into the 2016 Election by forming a new political entity. The MetroHartford Alliance filed paperwork on Aug. 11 to create the MetroHartford Alliance Independent Expenditure Committee, or MHAIEC.