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August 30, 2018

Record Year For Public Financing In Connecticut

by Christine Stuart | Aug 30, 2018 12:00pm
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 4:00am
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 1:07pm
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 12:00pm
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 12:39pm
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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July 18, 2018

5th District Campaign Cash Anticipates Competitive Primaries

by Peter Urban | Jul 18, 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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A month ahead of primary contests, the race to replace Rep. Elizabeth Esty looks to be competitive judging by the latest fundraising reports filed this week.

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July 12, 2018

Obsitnik Moves Ahead With TV Ad Buy

by Christine Stuart | Jul 12, 2018 11:32am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | The Economy | Election 2018 | Jobs

(UPDATED 4:30 p.m.) HARTFORD, CT — His last financial report showed he only had about $46,000 left, but Steve Obsitnik is pushing forward with a six-figure ad buy to get himself on television.

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July 11, 2018

Stemerman Spent The Most, While Lamont Goes Up On TV

by Christine Stuart | Jul 11, 2018 12:44pm
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2018

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HARTFORD, CT — For months we watched the Republican gubernatorial candidates raise money or write themselves checks, but on Wednesday it was finally time to see how the candidates have been spending their money or, in the case of one candidate, racking up some personal debt.

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June 28, 2018

Election Regulators Surprise Obsitnik With Investigation

by Christine Stuart | Jun 28, 2018 12:24pm
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2018

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HARTFORD, CT — State election regulators voted Wednesday to issue investigatory subpoenas to gubernatorial candidate Steve Obsitnik’s campaign.

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June 20, 2018

The Slow Trickle of Public Financing

by Christine Stuart | Jun 20, 2018 2:38pm
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2018

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HARTFORD, CT — There has been a lot of criticism lately of the State Elections Enforcement Commission for the pace at which it’s working to audit clean election candidates and give out the grants.

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