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October 23, 2014

Dems Ask Judge To Dismiss GOP Lawsuit

by Hugh McQuaid | October 23, 2014 3:18pm

A lawyer for state Democrats asked a Hartford Superior Court judge Thursday to dismiss a lawsuit from Republicans seeking to stop the party from using money designated for federal candidates to help re-elect Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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Drowning In Campaign Cash

by Kristi Allen | October 23, 2014 12:00pm

Connecticut’s hotly contested gubernatorial race is contributing to a national trend of heavy spending on gubernatorial campaigns.

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Dems To Federal Regulators: Nevermind

by Christine Stuart | October 23, 2014 5:30am

(Updated 10:30 a.m.) After asking federal regulators to hurry up and make a decision about whether it can use federal funds to pay for a mailer on behalf of Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, the Democratic Party withdrew its request late Wednesday night.

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October 20, 2014

Judge Denies Temporary Restraining Order & Motion to Include Election Regulators In GOP Lawsuit

by Hugh McQuaid | October 20, 2014 4:03pm

Hugh McQuaid photo A superior court judge declined to issue a temporary restraining order against the state Democratic Party and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s re-election campaign Monday after a hearing on a lawsuit filed by state Republicans. He also denied a motion to make state election regulators a party to the case.

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October 17, 2014

GOP Seeks Injunction Against Malloy Mailer

by Hugh McQuaid | October 17, 2014 1:25pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo Republicans filed an injunction Friday asking a judge to prohibit the Connecticut Democratic Party from spending money from its federal candidate account to support statewide candidates like Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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OP-ED | Bipartisan Lack of Integrity Destroys Confidence in Political System

by Sarah Darer Littman | October 17, 2014 11:57am

Last Friday, I attended the funeral of a much-loved relative, a brilliant man who had a long, successful career as an international tax partner at a Big Four accounting firm. One thing that struck me while listening to a succession of moving eulogies, particularly as a political writer living in “Corrupticut,” was the number of times people used the word “integrity” in describing him.

Sadly, integrity is a trait that’s increasingly rare in politics. In fact, in the last 24 months, I’ve begun to despair that we will ever shed our state’s reputation for an ingrained culture of political malfeasance.

Integrity isn’t a partisan issue — or at least it shouldn’t be. I’m sick of hearing political figures decry corruption in the other party, while remaining silent about unethical folks in their own.

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October 15, 2014

Democratic Party Goes Forward With Malloy Mailer

by Christine Stuart | October 15, 2014 2:07pm

The Connecticut Democratic Party didn’t wait for the Federal Election Commission to rule on whether it was okay to use federal funds on a mailing featuring Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Instead, it sent the mailing.

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October 14, 2014

State Election Regulators Say Dem Request Would ‘Cynically Circumvent’ CT Law

by Christine Stuart | October 14, 2014 2:43pm

The State Elections Enforcement Commission told federal election regulators Tuesday that if the Connecticut Democratic Party was able to use federal funds on a mailing for Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, it would “cynically circumvent our state’s carefully tailored pay-to-play state contractor provisions.”

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October 13, 2014

9 Citizens, 2 Republican Caucuses and Advocacy Group Object to FEC Request

by Christine Stuart | October 13, 2014 5:30am

The Connecticut Public Interest Research Group, the Senate and House Republican Caucus, and nine citizens filed objections to the Connecticut Democratic Party’s request to use federal funds on statewide races.

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October 7, 2014

Democratic Party Wants To Use Federal Account For Malloy Mailer

by Christine Stuart | October 7, 2014 5:30am

The state Democratic Party is asking the Federal Election Commission to allow it to use funds donated to its federal account to pay for a mailer promoting Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s re-election bid.

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