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Jon Lender is a reporter on the politics and government beat. He writes The Courant’s Sunday investigative column, Government Watch. A reporter and editor for 40 years, he has received numerous regional and national journalism awards, including the 2004 George Polk Award for investigative stories by him and two other reporters about corruption involving Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland, who later served 10 months in federal prison. He began as a town reporter in Willimantic, Bristol, Southington and Middletown before switching to investigative reporting and government/politics coverage.

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Jon Lender

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Republicans Fight Over Senate GOP's Hire Of 'Unindicted Co-Conspirator' From Rowland Case

Republicans Fight Over Senate GOP's Hire Of 'Unindicted Co-Conspirator' From Rowland Case

January 30, 2015

When a Republican does something questionable politically, it's generally Democrats who criticize him or her, and vice-versa. But here's a case of Republicans blasting other Republicans in public; it's another example of the polarizing power of twice-convicted former Republican Gov. John G. Rowland.