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April 5, 2018

ANALYSIS | The 5th District is Still the Democrats’ to Lose

by Susan Bigelow | Apr 5, 2018 4:30pm
Posted to: Analysis | DC News Junkie | Election 2006 | Election 2008 | Election 2010 | Election 2012 | Election 2014 | Election 2018 | Equality | Opinion | 5th CD

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Well, that happened fast.

Just last week, the congressional races here in Connecticut looked like a real snooze-fest. Now there’s a wide-open contest for a suddenly open seat in the state’s most competitive district, and it’s all thanks to the mind-bogglingly awful way in which U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, handled a harassment complaint in her office.

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December 7, 2016

Trump Nominates McMahon to Head Small Business Administration

by Christine Stuart | Dec 7, 2016 11:23pm
Posted to: Business | Startups | Election 2010 | Election 2012 | Jobs | Greenwich

CTNewsJunkie file photo Twice-defeated U.S. Senate candidate and former wrestling executive Linda McMahon was nominated Wednesday by President-elect Donald Trump to head the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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January 20, 2016

Connecticut’s Civic Participation Increases With Income

by Christine Stuart | Jan 20, 2016 11:30am
Posted to: Election 2012 | Election 2014 | Election 2016 | Election Policy | Town News | Local Politics | State Capitol

Christine Stuart photo Connecticut residents are more likely than the rest of the country to volunteer and attend a public meeting, but a civic health report released Tuesday found several areas in need of improvement.

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September 25, 2015

With Jury Selection Scheduled for Monday, Ayala Pleads Guilty in Bridgeport

by Christine Stuart | Sep 25, 2015 1:27pm
Posted to: Election 2012 | Election Policy | Law Enforcement | Local Politics | Bridgeport

Former state Rep. Christina Ayala will be prohibited from seeking office for two years under the terms of her guilty plea, entered Friday in Bridgeport Superior Court.

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September 1, 2015

Federal Prosecutor Who Heads Connecticut’s Public Corruption Unit Leaving For Private Practice

by Christine Stuart | Sep 1, 2015 9:53pm
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Congress | Courts | Election 2012 | Election 2014 | Ethics | Legal

CTNJ file photo The federal prosecutor who won the conviction of former Gov. John G. Rowland and two political aides working for Chris Donovan’s failed 2012 congressional bid is leaving the U.S. Attorney’s office for private practice.

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August 19, 2015

Frank Offers Frank Discussion on American Politics

by Christine Stuart | Aug 19, 2015 12:15pm
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Civil Liberties | Congress | The Economy | Election 2010 | Election 2012 | Veterans Affairs | White House

Christine Stuart photo Described by his former colleague, U.S. Rep. John B. Larson, as a person with a wit “quicker than Jon Stewart,” a former Massachusetts Congressman told the faculty at Goodwin College on Wednesday about a seismic shift in American life, as chronicled in his recent memoir.

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April 27, 2015

Former House Republican Chief of Staff George Gallo Pleads Guilty To Direct Mail Kickback Scheme

by Christine Stuart | Apr 27, 2015 4:49pm
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Courts | Election 2008 | Election 2010 | Election 2011 | Election 2012 | Election 2013

Former House Republican Chief of Staff George Gallo pleaded guilty Monday to steering Republican candidates to a direct mail company in Florida.

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March 24, 2015

Former Congressional Candidate Gets 5 Months In Prison

by Jordan Fenster | Mar 24, 2015 11:31am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Congress | 5th CD | Courts | Election 2012 | Ethics

Peter Hvizdak / New Haven Register photo Former congressional candidate Lisa Wilson-Foley was sentenced Tuesday to five months in prison for her role in a scheme to hide former Gov. John G. Rowland’s involvement in her campaign.

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March 18, 2015

Rowland Sentenced to 30 Months on Corruption Charges

by Christine Stuart | Mar 18, 2015 12:40pm
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2012 | Law Enforcement | 5th CD

Arnold Gold / New Haven Register (Updated 3 p.m.) NEW HAVEN — A federal judge with a reputation for being tough on corruption decided to abide by less restrictive sentencing guidelines Wednesday when she gave former Gov. John G. Rowland 30 months in prison for hiding campaign work from election regulators.

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January 19, 2015

Sentencing for Rowland Co-Conspirator Postponed Again

by Christine Stuart | Jan 19, 2015 5:30am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Congress | 5th CD | Courts | Election 2012 | Legal

CTNJ file photo A federal judge on Sunday indefinitely postponed the sentencing for a former congressional candidate involved in a campaign finance scandal that led to the second conviction of former Gov. John G. Rowland.

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