CT News Junkie

A Connecticut news site that understands the usual media offerings just…aren’t…enough.

Election 2012

January 7, 2015

Lawyer Accuses Government of ‘Cherry Picking’ Campaign Violations to Prosecute Newton

by Hugh McQuaid | Jan 7, 2015 6:30am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Courts | Election 2012 | Ethics | Law Enforcement

ctnewsjunkie file photo The second corruption trial of former state Sen. Ernie Newton got off to a contentious start Tuesday in Hartford Superior Court, where his lawyer accused prosecutors of withholding documents from the defense.

Continue reading "Lawyer Accuses Government of ‘Cherry Picking’ Campaign Violations to Prosecute Newton" »

December 30, 2014

Prosecutors Ask Judge To Sentence Former Congressional Candidate to 10 Months In Prison

by Hugh McQuaid | Dec 30, 2014 2:12pm
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2010 | Election 2012 | Election Policy | Law Enforcement | 5th CD

Scott Benjamin File Photo Prosecutors have asked a judge to sentence Lisa Wilson-Foley to 10 months in prison despite her guilty plea to a misdemeanor charge. The feds claim Wilson-Foley was uncooperative in their case against former Gov. John G. Rowland.

Continue reading "Prosecutors Ask Judge To Sentence Former Congressional Candidate to 10 Months In Prison" »

December 29, 2014

Lawyers Request Probation for Wilson-Foley and Husband

by Christine Stuart | Dec 29, 2014 11:54pm
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Courts | Election 2012 | Legal | Simsbury | 5th CD

CTNJ file photo Lawyers for a former congressional candidate are urging a judge to grant her probation for her role in the conspiracy that is likely to send twice-convicted former Gov. John G. Rowland back to prison.

Continue reading "Lawyers Request Probation for Wilson-Foley and Husband" »

December 16, 2014

Donovan Lands Job With CEA

by Christine Stuart | Dec 16, 2014 6:30am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Education | Election 2012 | Smoke Shop Investigation | Donovan | State Capitol

CTNJ file photo Former Speaker of the House Chris Donovan, who has struggled to find employment since losing a 2012 Congressional primary to U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, has landed a job with the Connecticut Education Association.

Continue reading "Donovan Lands Job With CEA" »

December 12, 2014

OP-ED | Rowland’s Desperate Attempt To Stay Relevant

by Terry Cowgill | Dec 12, 2014 6:30am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2010 | Election 2012 | Election Policy | Law Enforcement | Opinion | 5th CD

Hugh McQuaid file photo
Now that the greatest Connecticut political corruption trial of my generation has concluded and will likely result in significant jail time for the convict, I can relax, listen to WTIC and wait for its former employee’s sentencing, right?

Continue reading "OP-ED | Rowland’s Desperate Attempt To Stay Relevant" »

December 4, 2014

Rowland’s Lawyers Ask For Less Than 18 Months, Say He Is Never Returning To Politics

by Hugh McQuaid | Dec 4, 2014 11:03pm
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Congress | 5th CD | Courts | Election 2010 | Election 2012 | Legal

Douglas Healey file photo Lawyers for former Gov. John G. Rowland asked a judge for leniency Thursday in court documents, requesting a sentence of less than 18 months in prison for his recent corruption convictions.

Continue reading "Rowland’s Lawyers Ask For Less Than 18 Months, Say He Is Never Returning To Politics" »

November 5, 2014

ANALYSIS | Republicans Miss A Big Opportunity To Reclaim 5th District

by Matt DeRienzo | Nov 5, 2014 9:08am
Posted to: Congress | 5th CD | Election 2010 | Election 2012 | Election 2014

Cash DeRienzo photo For all of the talk about “deep blue” Connecticut and what a lock Democrats have on its entire congressional delegation, the Republican party seemed to go out of its way this year to concede a 5th District race it could have and probably should have won.

Continue reading "ANALYSIS | Republicans Miss A Big Opportunity To Reclaim 5th District" »

November 1, 2014

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

by Matt DeRienzo | Nov 1, 2014 1:01pm
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Congress | 5th CD | Election 2010 | Election 2012 | Election 2014 | Cheshire | Newtown

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.

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

October 31, 2014

ANALYSIS | What to Watch for on Election Night 2014

by Susan Bigelow | Oct 31, 2014 11:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Congress | 5th CD | Election 2012 | Election 2014 | Opinion

Finally, after a long and joyless campaign, it’s almost time to go vote in Connecticut’s 2014 election! Here’s a handy guide for what to watch on election night to see which way the wind is blowing, with some bonus predictions.

Continue reading "ANALYSIS | What to Watch for on Election Night 2014" »

October 30, 2014

ANALYSIS | Turnout In Cities, Fate Of Roraback Country Keys To Victory In 5th District

by Matt DeRienzo | Oct 30, 2014 4:00pm
Posted to: Analysis | Congress | 5th CD | Election 2010 | Election 2012 | Election 2014 | Opinion

Courtesy of Susan Bigelow

Two years ago, former state Sen. Andrew Roraback came within 3 percentage points of winning a 5th District congressional race that, like the rest of Connecticut, seemed on its way to becoming a “safe” seat for Democrats.

Roraback won Litchfield County and Farmington Valley towns that had previously gone to former 5th District congressman and now U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy.

But it was a presidential election year, Murphy was getting out the vote for his U.S. Senate campaign against Linda McMahon, and there was high voter turnout in the heavily Democratic 5th District cities of Meriden, New Britain, Waterbury, and Danbury.

Continue reading "ANALYSIS | Turnout In Cities, Fate Of Roraback Country Keys To Victory In 5th District" »

Social Networks We Use

Connecticut Network

Categories

Our Partners

Sponsored Messages