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November 26, 2014

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Braddock’s Sentence

by Hugh McQuaid | November 26, 2014 5:30am

Hugh McQuaid file photo A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of Robert Braddock Jr., a political aide serving more than three years in prison for campaign finance conspiracy while working for former House Speaker Chris Donovan’s congressional campaign.

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November 11, 2014

OP-ED | Connecticut Legislature Should Close Loopholes to Preserve Citizens Election Program

by Cheri Quickmire | November 11, 2014 5:30am

Re: Suzanne Bates’ op-ed, “Connecticut’s Publicly Funded Campaign Finance System is a Joke”

There is one thing we agree with Suzanne Bates from the Yankee Institute about, “money gets into politics — to influence.”

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November 10, 2014

Election Highlights Flaws In Campaign Finance System

by Christine Stuart and Hugh McQuaid | November 10, 2014 1:02pm

istockphoto Good government advocates concede that the state’s clean election program may need some work after this year’s election cycle.

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November 6, 2014

OP-ED | Connecticut’s Publicly-Funded Campaign System Is A Joke

by Suzanne Bates | November 6, 2014 9:03pm

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Here’s one last poll I’d like to see the numbers for — how many Connecticut residents woke up Wednesday morning excited about four more years of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy?

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November 1, 2014

5th CD ELECTION PROFILE | Greenberg Tests Esty In Her Bid For Second Term In Congress

by Matt DeRienzo | November 1, 2014 12:01pm

Matt DeRienzo photo Mark Greenberg, a conservative real estate developer from Litchfield, is challenging the re-election bid of Elizabeth Esty, a first-term congresswoman from Cheshire, on Tuesday for the chance to represent Connecticut’s 5th District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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October 31, 2014

OP-ED | We’re Number 1 . . . In Nastiness

by Sarah Darer Littman | October 31, 2014 7:00am


We’re number one! We’re number one!

Oh wait. That’s not the “happiness index” (31st, down from 16th in 2012), or the “best places to do business,” or how we’re doing with education (13th), or “best roads.”

No, Connecticut has the dubious distinction of being number one in nasty. According to the study released this week by Kantar Media/CMAG with analysis by the Wesleyan Media Project, Connecticut’s gubernatorial race is the King of Mean.

Connecticut’s race doesn’t just have the lowest percentage of positive ads, at a mere 15 percent, it has also has the greatest share of purely negative ads, at 69.6 percent.

We’re number one, yet I’m so not proud.

Connecticut is also 13th out of the 15th most expensive gubernatorial races this cycle, with $15.2 million spent through Oct. 23. If you break that down by our 3.596 million 2013 census population, that’s $4.22 per person spent on mudslinging.

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October 30, 2014

Judge Dismisses GOP Lawsuit Against Malloy Mailer

by Hugh McQuaid | October 30, 2014 2:19pm

Courtesy of CT-N A superior court judge ruled against the state Republican Party Thursday when he dismissed its lawsuit to prohibit Democrats from spending their federal campaign funds in support of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. 

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October 29, 2014

Another Day, Another Million In PAC Money

by Kristi Allen | October 29, 2014 9:04pm

shutterstock Another day, another million dollars in PAC money flows into state campaign coffers. Groups supporting Republicans and Democrats spent just over $1 million dollars last week as election season entered its final days.

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October 28, 2014

Democratic Party Spends Heavily On Ted Kennedy Jr.

by Kristi Allen | October 28, 2014 2:08pm

Peter Hvizdak/New Haven Register With the race for governor down to a few percentage points, the state Democratic Party has spent nearly 20 percent of its campaign funds on one candidate: Ted Kennedy Jr. 

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October 27, 2014

Ohio Group Enters Connecticut Governor’s Race With $1.17M Donation

by Christine Stuart | October 27, 2014 4:30am

istockphoto Why is an Ohio-based group, which gave $1.17 million Saturday to Grow Connecticut, a Republican affiliated Super PAC, interested in the Connecticut’s governor’s race?

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