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  • Unprecedented amount of 'dark money' fuels midterm races

    Unprecedented amount of 'dark money' fuels midterm races
    In Kentucky's U.S. Senate race, crowded with attack ads from both sides, one group has spent millions praising Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell as a friend of the state's coal industry and flaying his Democratic challenger for cashing checks from...
  • Outside groups spending millions in hot California House races

     Spending by political parties and other interest groups in some of California's hottest congressional races continued to climb over the last week, in one case even surpassing what the candidates have raised for their campaigns.  The groups are not...
  • State GOP Seeks Injunction To Block Malloy Mailer

    State GOP Seeks Injunction To Block Malloy Mailer
    The state Republican Party filed for a temporary injunction Friday to block any planned campaign mailers supporting Gov. Dannel P. Malloy paid for with money raised for federal campaigns. Top Republicans gathered outside the courthouse in Hartford...
  • With Rowland's Conviction, Attention Turns To Radio Station Where He Worked

    With Rowland's Conviction, Attention Turns To Radio Station Where He Worked
    With former Gov. John G. Rowland in legal limbo, stuck between conviction in September on campaign fraud charges and a January sentencing date, interest has shifted to his last employer, local radio powerhouse WTIC-AM, where license renewal has been...
  • Why Use Public Money To Finance Campaigns That Aren't 'Clean' Of Special Interest Money?

    Why Use Public Money To Finance Campaigns That Aren't 'Clean' Of Special Interest Money?
    In December 2005, the Democratic leaders of the state legislature exulted across party lines with then-Gov. M. Jodi Rell, a Republican, about how they had just made history – by approving a clean-elections law that included a system of public...
  • Democrats Show Contempt For Election Law

    Democrats Show Contempt For Election Law
    The state Democratic Party blew a truck-sized hole through its increasingly tattered reformist image this week. It did so with a mass mailing whose funding skirts state clean-election laws. The party sent the mailing out over the fierce objections of...
  • Republicans To Seek Injunction Against Democrats, Malloy Over Mailing They Call Illegal

    Republicans To Seek Injunction Against Democrats, Malloy Over Mailing They Call Illegal
    State Republicans will seek a court injunction against the Connecticut Democratic Party for using money raised for federal congressional campaigns to pay for a mass mailing it has sent out to promote Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's re-election - and will announce...
  • Gubernatorial Candidates Spar On Campaign Financing, Climate Change

    Gubernatorial Candidates Spar On Campaign Financing, Climate Change
    NEW LONDON — The three candidates for governor battled each other on clean government, state spending and climate change Thursday in the fifth debate of the election season. On the topic of clean elections, Republican nominee Tom Foley attacked...
  • Fundraising of two GOP candidates in open House seats varies widely

    Fundraising of two GOP candidates in open House seats varies widely
    Paul Chabot and Elan S. Carr have some things in common. Both are Republicans and first-time candidates, running this fall for open seats in Congress.  Both are military veterans and they have the same campaign strategist. But they differ sharply in...
  • Moylan airs TV ad in 17th District race

    Moylan airs TV ad in 17th District race
    It’s been a sleepy fall for Lehigh Valley congressional races. As we’ve noted several times, Republican congressman Charlie Dent has no opponent. And so far, the 17th District contest between Democratic U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright and...
  • Same-party candidates in House races show wide range in fundraising

    Lopsided fundraising continued to show up in the three fall House races in California between members of the same party, campaign finance documents filed this week showed. The highest amounts raised in any of the three races were posted in the...