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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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January 10, 2018

Boughton Makes It Official After Reaching Fundraising Threshold

by Christine Stuart | Jan 10, 2018 6:29am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2014 | Election 2018 | Danbury | CEP

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DANBURY, CT — This time is different for Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton.

The nine-term mayor who just had brain surgery this summer has raised the money he needs to qualify for public financing.

In 2014, Boughton fell short of the support he needed from inside the Republican Party to get on the primary ballot.

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October 26, 2017

Rell Offers Perspective On Campaign Finance Changes

by Jack Kramer | Oct 26, 2017 3:27pm
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election Policy

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie NEW BRITAIN, CT - The person who most credit for reforming Connecticut’s campaign laws 12 years ago endorsed a proposal to increase qualifying donations from $100 to $250 for clean election candidates.

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October 13, 2017

OP-ED | Felons, Millionaires, and Nobodies: The Race for Governor

by Susan Bigelow | Oct 13, 2017 10:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Campaign Finance | Election 2018 | Election Policy | Opinion | State Capitol

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Are you a filthy rich businessman who wants to be governor and has $1.8 million lying around to pump into the campaign? If so, too bad, the Republicans already have one of you.

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October 11, 2017

Political Newcomers Have Deep Pockets

by Christine Stuart | Oct 11, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2018

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