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June 21, 2016

Frustration Over Campaign Settlement Lingers

by Christine Stuart | June 21, 2016 1:10pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo The investigation into whether the Connecticut Democratic Party properly used federal campaign funds to pay for a mailer featuring Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ended last week when the party settled with election regulators.

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June 15, 2016

Election Regulators Agree To Settlement to End Battle With Democratic Party

by Christine Stuart | June 15, 2016 3:16pm

(Updated 6:50 p.m.) A bitter, nearly two-year fight between state election regulators and the Connecticut Democratic Party regarding mailers the party sent out in 2014 promoting Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s re-election campaign came to an end Wednesday.

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March 17, 2016

Connecticut Democratic Party Objects To Election Regulator’s Testimony

by Christine Stuart | March 17, 2016 5:30am

The Connecticut Democratic Party wants to make sure Superior Court Judge Antonio Robaina wasn’t prejudiced by what the head of the State Elections Enforcement Committee said about pending legislation.

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March 8, 2016

Head Election Regulator Warns Support For Bill Could Prove Fatal To Landmark Campaign Law

by Christine Stuart | March 8, 2016 6:30am

Christine Stuart file photo The head of Connecticut’s election enforcement agency warned lawmakers Monday that a piece of legislation they’re considering would change how political parties operate in Connecticut.

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January 20, 2016

Connecticut’s Civic Participation Increases With Income

by Christine Stuart | January 20, 2016 12:30pm

Christine Stuart photo Connecticut residents are more likely than the rest of the country to volunteer and attend a public meeting, but a civic health report released Tuesday found several areas in need of improvement.

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December 2, 2015

Attorney For Election Regulators: Dems Tried To ‘Stonewall and Stymie’ Investigation

by Christine Stuart | December 2, 2015 6:29am

Courtesy of CT-N An attorney for state election regulators told Superior Court Judge Antonio Robaina that the Connecticut Democratic Party was trying to “stonewall and stymie” an investigation, while an attorney for the party told him they were seeking highly confidential party communications protected by the First Amendment. 

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November 17, 2015

Democratic Party Defends Mailing Decision, Judge Expresses Frustration

by Christine Stuart | November 17, 2015 6:28pm

Courtesy of CT-N The executive director of the Connecticut Democratic Party told the court Tuesday that the party had no choice but to use the federal account to pay for mailers featuring Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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October 27, 2015

Hearing Postponed; Democratic Party, Election Regulators to Get Their Day in Court Thursday

by Christine Stuart | October 27, 2015 5:29am

(Updated 10:43 a.m.) A state court judge was expected to hear arguments today in a dispute between state election regulators and the Connecticut Democratic Party over whether the party illegally spent money on Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s 2014 re-election bid. However, the hearing was postponed at the last minute when the attorney for the Democratic Party had a family emergency. The hearing has been rescheduled for Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

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October 21, 2015

Top Election Regulator Refuses To Be Deposed By Democratic Party

by Christine Stuart | October 21, 2015 5:30am

CTNJ file photo A week before the start of a trial that pits state election regulators against the Connecticut Democratic Party, the state’s top election regulator has refused to be questioned.

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September 17, 2015

Election Regulators Move Forward in Case Against Democratic Party

by Elizabeth Regan | September 17, 2015 5:30am

Elizabeth Regan / CTNewsJunkie A civil trial that could force the Connecticut Democratic Party to comply with a subpoena from the State Elections Enforcement Commission will take place next month even as the party moves forward with its own lawsuit to squash the commission’s investigation into campaign finance violations.

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