October 23, 2014
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.
Tags: Malloy, mailers, democrats, campaign finance, republicans, proloy das, david golub
by Kristi Allen | October 23, 2014 12:00pm
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.
October 20, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | October 20, 2014 4:03pm
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.
October 17, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | October 17, 2014 1:25pm
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.
October 15, 2014
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.
October 14, 2014
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.”
Tags: SEEC, FEC, Democratic Party, state contractors, clean election laws, dh
October 13, 2014
by Christine Stuart | October 13, 2014 5:30am
October 7, 2014
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.