November 13, 2012
by Hugh McQuaid | November 13, 2012 2:51pm
November 7, 2012
by Christine Stuart | November 7, 2012 4:17pm
State Rep. Vickie Nardello of Prospect, who lost her re-election bid, said Wednesday that she had a big target on her back from both the Republican Party and special interest groups.
October 8, 2012
by Christine Stuart and Hugh McQuaid | October 8, 2012 7:00am
Depending on your point of view, the presence of independent expenditures in this year’s state legislative races is either a grave threat to our democracy or a new force to potentially balance a long-skewed advantage.
September 12, 2012
by Hugh McQuaid | September 12, 2012 4:33pm
A group of state lawmakers and a good-government advocacy group called upon Connecticut’s congressional delegation Wednesday to back a constitutional amendment to overturn a controversial Supreme Court decision increasing corporate influence in elections.
Tags: Citizens United, common cause, Gayle Slossberg, Russ Morin, dh
August 10, 2012
by Sarah Darer Littman | August 10, 2012 11:42am
July 30, 2012
by Christine Stuart | July 30, 2012 8:42pm
BROOKFIELD — Two of the Republican candidates vying for the 5th Congressional District seat teamed up against Lisa Wilson-Foley during a debate Monday and criticized her family’s relationship with former Gov. John G. Rowland.
July 12, 2012
by Christine Stuart and Hugh McQuaid | July 12, 2012 2:52pm
Chris Donovan’s campaign says there are no inconsistencies between their self-commissioned “investigation” and the new federal grand jury indictment of its former finance director. However, page 15 of the indictment puts its candidate much closer to the conspiracy than was initially revealed and has led to renewed calls from his opponents that he should drop out of the race.
Tags: Chris Donovan, Braddock, Roberti, Esty, Roraback, Fifth Congressional District, dh
June 19, 2012
by Hugh McQuaid | June 19, 2012 4:23pm
Citing the continued involvement of federal investigators in the 5th Congressional District race, Democrat Dan Roberti called Tuesday for stricter campaign finance laws and ethics. Citing Roberti’s lobbyist father, Edward Anderson drove from New Haven to Farmington, to watch what he called a “mind-numbing” press conference.
June 15, 2012
by Hugh McQuaid | June 15, 2012 1:47pm
(Updated 3:56 p.m.) Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vetoed a campaign finance disclosure bill Friday, saying it likely violated the U.S. Constitution and included provisions representing poor public policy choices.
Tags: Malloy, veto, campaign finance, disclosure, common cause, Hugh McQuaid, Citizens United, dh
June 6, 2012
by Hugh McQuaid | June 6, 2012 4:17pm
A Waterbury bank manager who bounced a $2,500 check to Chris Donovan’s campaign in April appears to be one of the people who served as a straw donor in the corruption investigation. The bank manager, Dana M. Graziano, whose potential involvement was first reported by the Waterbury Republican American, is no longer employed at CitiFinancial.