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July 27, 2016

Republican Challenges Democratic Party’s Lack of Payment For Legal Fees

by Christine Stuart | July 27, 2016 2:12pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo (Updated 7:30 p.m.) Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst says he is sick and tired of the Connecticut Democratic Party’s “arrogance.”

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July 22, 2016

Feds Question Connecticut Democratic Party, Malloy Camp Over Fundraising

by Christine Stuart | July 22, 2016 12:28pm

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s 2014 re-election campaign and the Connecticut Democratic Party may have settled their fundraising dispute with state regulators, but a party official confirmed today that they are cooperating with a new investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s office into claims of illegal fundraising.

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July 18, 2016

Republican Asks Democratic Incumbent For A Campaign Loan

by Christine Stuart | July 18, 2016 4:00pm

Courtesy of his campaign Connecticut Republicans are poised to pick up some seats in the General Assembly this year, but an email by one of their Congressional candidates Friday may summarize how difficult it is to be a Republican in Connecticut.

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June 30, 2016

Court’s Slapdown of Virginia Gov’s Corruption Prosecution Unlikely to Impact Connecticut

by Steve Majerus-Collins | June 30, 2016 5:30am

Mavrick / Shutterstock.com Though a U.S. Supreme Court decision this week that overturned the corruption conviction of a former Virginia governor raised questions about whether state efforts to clean up its government could prove vulnerable, it appears the ruling’s focus has little direct bearing on Connecticut’s statutes.

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June 23, 2016

Republican Party Chairman Tries To Eliminate Trump Factor

by Christine Stuart | June 23, 2016 8:00pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo Republican Party Chairman JR Romano said he called the State Elections Enforcement Commission earlier this week to make sure Democratic lawmakers running for re-election know the rules about using a candidate for another office in their campaign materials.

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June 21, 2016

Frustration Over Campaign Settlement Lingers

by Christine Stuart | June 21, 2016 1:10pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo The investigation into whether the Connecticut Democratic Party properly used federal campaign funds to pay for a mailer featuring Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ended last week when the party settled with election regulators.

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June 17, 2016

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Rowland Conviction

by Christine Stuart | June 17, 2016 4:00pm

Douglas Healey file photo A federal appeals court upheld former Gov. John G. Rowland’s conviction for violating campaign laws during the 2010 and 2012 Congressional contest in Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District. 

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March 17, 2016

Connecticut Democratic Party Objects To Election Regulator’s Testimony

by Christine Stuart | March 17, 2016 5:30am

The Connecticut Democratic Party wants to make sure Superior Court Judge Antonio Robaina wasn’t prejudiced by what the head of the State Elections Enforcement Committee said about pending legislation.

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March 15, 2016

Even As Political Spending Explodes, Disclosure Remains Hazy

by Mary Spicuzza and Jeremy B. White | March 15, 2016 11:59am

AP File Photo / Andy Manis / http://sunshineweek.rcfp.org The Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision effectively wiped out key campaign finance regulations that had been in effect for decades, so requiring more disclosure of campaign donors may be the only way for the public to have some control over political campaigns. Yet Congress and the states have shown little appetite to do so.

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March 8, 2016

Head Election Regulator Warns Support For Bill Could Prove Fatal To Landmark Campaign Law

by Christine Stuart | March 8, 2016 6:30am

Christine Stuart file photo The head of Connecticut’s election enforcement agency warned lawmakers Monday that a piece of legislation they’re considering would change how political parties operate in Connecticut.

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