| Feb 12, 2014
| 3:37 PM
HARTFORD -- The State Elections Enforcement Commission has issued a legal opinion raising concerns about the state Democratic Party's heavy use of its federally regulated campaign account to collect money from executives of firms with state contracts ...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 4:37 PM
Former Gov. John G. Rowland has retained one of the nation's top white-collar criminal defense lawyers in response to a continuing federal grand jury investigation into his 2011 consulting arrangement with the husband of Lisa Wilson-Foley, an unsuccessful...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 8:36 PM
In the midst of a busy 2012 election cycle, Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin's offhand remark to a local television station about what constituted "legitimate rape" might have slipped under the radar. But Akin was a prime target for an opposition...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 11:37 AM
Florida favorite sons Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio, beware.
Recent polling shows Hillary Clinton would defeat any of the potential Republican presidential candidates, including former Gov. Bush and U.S. Sen. Rubio.
The latest Quinnipiac University Poll...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 4:12 PM
If you support Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick’s bid for reelection, stay away from annkirkpatrick.com. The site might greet visitors with a welcoming photo of the Arizona congresswoman and a screaming “Kirkpatrick for Congress” logo,...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 6:17 AM
From fried chicken to fine dining, here are some fun takeaways from area federal lawmakers' end-of-the-year campaign finance reports.
While there's no confirmation that campaign operatives dig into buckets of KFC while pouring over...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 3:53 PM
The list of would-be successors to longtime Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) continued to grow on Monday.
Attorney Barbara Mulvaney, a fomer senior trial attorney for the United Nations Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and on the staff of the State...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 11:33 AM
The State Elections Enforcement Commission is investigating whether Northeast Utilities' top executive violated state campaign financing laws last September by asking about 50 of his managers to contribute money to support Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Bill Maher may be embarking on an effort to find a member of Congress to oust from office this year, but he'll have to be mindful of how he does it.
While campaign finance laws give him great leeway in what he says and does on HBO "Real Time With Bill...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 4:03 PM
WASHINGTON -- State Sen. Jim Oberweis, a candidate for the U.S. Senate, lent his campaign a half million dollars and collected just over $105,000 in contributions last year, a new federal report says.
Oberweis, 67, a Republican from Sugar Grove, has...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 12:05 PM
A group trying to draft Ben Carson to run for president in 2016 has bought seven billboards in the Baltimore region aimed partly at voters but also at the Hopkins neurosurgeon himself.
"We wanted Dr. Carson to be able to see the billboards on the way...