October 25, 2016
by Christine Stuart | October 25, 2016 5:30am
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 5:30am
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 11:53pm
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.
August 17, 2016
by Christine Stuart | August 17, 2016 5:30am
Middletown Mayor Dan Drew admitted Tuesday at a news conference in Middletown that they have no evidence that the Senate Republican caucus misused state resources when its website contractor did some additional political consulting work for a handful of campaigns.
Tags: Align Media, Voter Trove, Len Fasano, Dan Drew, Middletown
August 15, 2016
by Christine Stuart | August 15, 2016 5:30am
Essex First Selectman Norm Needleman, who is challenging Republican state Sen. Art Linares for his 33rd Senate district seat, filed a complaint against Linares’ campaign Friday with four state offices, including election regulators and the chief state’s attorney.
Tags: Norm Needleman, Art Linares, dh
August 12, 2016
by Terry Cowgill | August 12, 2016 5:30am
If there’s one rule in politics you can take to the bank, it’s never to behave in a way that invites comparisons to high-profile corrupt politicians who resigned in disgrace. For obvious reasons, whether the epithet is fairly or unfairly hurled, elected officials should avoid being labeled “Nixonian” or the equivalent. It’s sort of bad for your career.
August 10, 2016
by Christine Stuart | August 10, 2016 4:17pm
(Updated 7:51 p.m.) When Tom Banisch filed an election complaint against Sen. Ted Kennedy Jr.’s campaign on Oct. 27, 2014, Banisch, then the Madison RTC chairman, expected that the matter would be settled before the 2016 election.
August 9, 2016
by Christine Stuart | August 9, 2016 1:32pm
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who has been the focus of a state investigation in the past, seemed to be taking in stride them news of the latest federal grand jury probe into his 2014 fundraising efforts.
August 4, 2016
by Christine Stuart | August 4, 2016 5:30am
Two Republican lawmakers told state election regulators Wednesday that they’re refusing to sign a settlement agreement forcing them to admit they violated an advisory opinion when they mentioned Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in their 2014 campaign materials.
Tags: Joe Markley, Rob Sampson, SEEC, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, JR Romano, Donald Trump, dh
July 27, 2016
by Christine Stuart | July 27, 2016 2:12pm