Joseph F. Brennan

Dan Haar: Election Complaint By Looney Highlights Awkward Spot For Business Group

Dan Haar: Election Complaint By Looney Highlights Awkward Spot For Business Group

The war over campaign financing has spawned a fight between Sen. Martin Looney, president pro-tem of the state Senate, and the Connecticut Business & Industry Association.

Looney filed a complaint with the state Elections Enforcement Commission, saying the state's largest business group illegally cooperated with Republicans in its independent financial support for their campaigns.

Whether he's right or wrong — something the commission is unlikely to decide before Election Day — Looney's complaint highlights an awkward, sticky problem that's growing all the worse as advocacy groups look for new ways to help candidates under Connecticut's and the nation's leaky...

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