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November 5, 2018

The Battleground Races In The General Assembly

by Jack Kramer and Christine Stuart | Nov 5, 2018 10:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Campaign Finance | Election 2018 | Local Politics

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This race for control of Connecticut’s General Assembly appears to have come down to brass knuckles as the election draws to a close on Tuesday.

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November 3, 2018

PAC Spending Stirs Up Controversy

by Christine Stuart | Nov 3, 2018 4:30am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2018 | Election Policy | Media Matters | White House | Data

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HARTFORD, CT — Some Connecticut Realtors aren’t happy that a political action committee both launched and funded by the Connecticut Association of Realtors is backing Republican gubernatorial nominee Bob Stefanowski.

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November 1, 2018

While State Offices Are Hotly Contested, Connecticut’s Congressional Races Are Ho-Hum Affairs

by Peter Urban | Nov 1, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Congress | 1st CD | 2nd CD | 3rd CD | 4th CD | 5th CD | DC News Junkie | Election 2018

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WASHINGTON — With all eyes in Connecticut on the battle for governor and control of the state Senate, there is little — if anything — to see on the federal level as Democrats are expected to easily retain control of the state’s delegation to Congress.

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October 23, 2018

In Connecticut, One Party Benefits More From Outside Spending

by Christine Stuart | Oct 23, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2018 | Media Matters | Data

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HARTFORD, CT — Republicans have scored big when it comes to outside political spending on Connecticut’s election this year. According to two watchdog groups, an estimated 80 percent of the roughly $6 million spent so far by outside super PACs is going to Republicans.

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October 5, 2018

Blumenthal Solicits Campaign Cash Over Kavanaugh

by Peter Urban | Oct 5, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | SCOTUS

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Although he’s not up for re-election next month, Senator Richard Blumenthal is seeking campaign contributions from supporters to assist other candidates as Democrats look to gain the majority in the U.S. Senate — and using the Kavanaugh confirmation to do it.

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August 30, 2018

Record Year For Public Financing In Connecticut

by Christine Stuart | Aug 30, 2018 11:00am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2018 | Election Policy | CEP

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HARTFORD, CT — There are more candidates running for office in Connecticut this year than any other year and a record number of them are using the Citizens’ Election Program.

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August 21, 2018

Election Regulators Close 2016 Case Involving Trump

by Christine Stuart | Aug 21, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2016 | Election Policy | CEP | White House

HARTFORD, CT — It took nearly two years, but state election regulators found that it was improper for a state Senate candidate to use Republican President Donald Trump in a mailing.

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August 13, 2018

Will Outside Spending Sway Voters?

by Christine Stuart | Aug 13, 2018 12:07pm
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2018 | Media Matters

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HARTFORD, CT — There are three independent expenditure groups backing three of the five Republican candidates for governor. But will their spending, which is much less than the candidates themselves are spending, have an impact?

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August 7, 2018

Republican Party Chairman Accuses Nonpartisan Election Regulators of Bias

by Christine Stuart | Aug 7, 2018 11:00am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2018 | White House

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HARTFORD, CT — Republican Party Chairman JR Romano accused state election regulators of applying a different standard to Republican complaints than it’s applying to ones filed by Democrats.

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August 1, 2018

Dems File Election Complaint Against Indy Expenditure Group

by Christine Stuart | Aug 1, 2018 11:39am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2018

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HARTFORD, CT — House Democrats filed an election complaint Wednesday against an independent expenditure group that is planning to target General Assembly races.

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