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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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June 13, 2018

SEEC Commissioner Calls It The ‘Perfect Storm’

by Christine Stuart | Jun 13, 2018 10:37pm
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2018

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HARTFORD, CT — Three Republican candidates for governor and three Democratic candidates for attorney general didn’t get their grants Wednesday from the Citizens Election Program.

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June 12, 2018

Two Republicans Sue Election Regulators

by Christine Stuart | Jun 12, 2018 11:51am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2014

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HARTFORD, CT — Two Republican lawmakers are appealing a ruling of the State Elections Enforcement Commission in Superior Court, saying that election regulators violated their free speech rights in 2014.

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June 8, 2018

Where’s The Money?

by Christine Stuart | Jun 8, 2018 1:59pm
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2018

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HARTFORD, CT — None of the three Republican candidates for governor have received their $1.35 million public financing grant and they’re blaming election regulators and the legislature for the hold up.

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January 12, 2018

Drew, Linehan End Campaign

by Christine Stuart | Jan 12, 2018 2:00pm
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2018 | Cheshire | Middletown | CEP

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Citing fundraising difficulties, Middletown Mayor Dan Drew and his running mate, Cheshire state Rep. Liz Linehan, ended their campaign for governor and lieutenant governor.

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Record Number of Gubernatorial Candidates On Track To Secure Financing

by Christine Stuart | Jan 12, 2018 1:00pm
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2018

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(UPDATED 1:30 p.m.) HARTFORD, CT — A handful of candidates in the Republican and Democratic Party who are vying for their party’s nomination for governor have reached or almost reached the threshold for public financing.

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OP-ED | Election 2018: What Fundraising Numbers Tell Us and What They Don’t

by Susan Bigelow | Jan 12, 2018 10:59am
Posted to: Analysis | Campaign Finance | Election 2018 | Opinion

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A column about fundraising totals appeals to political nerds like me, but to virtually no one else. Many people see a focus on fundraising as pointless distraction from the real issues, and as a symptom of the problems of big money in politics.

That said, there are a few things we can learn about where the 2018 election may be heading, and about the candidates themselves. So here’s a quick look at where things stand.

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