| Sep 5, 2014
| 10:42 AM
NEW HAVEN — The people running Mark Greenberg's 2010 congressional campaign — including the candidate himself — believed that there were big problems with the extravagant consulting deal that John Rowland had proposed to them: It cost...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 6:39 PM
NEW HAVEN — The John Rowland that his defense team presented to jurors at Rowland's campaign finance fraud trial Wednesday bore little resemblance to the cocky, young politician who soared from a 23-year-old state representative through the U.S....
| Sep 1, 2014
| 4:05 PM
WASHINGTON U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan has received $962,000 since 2008 from employees and political action committees of industries under the jurisdiction of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, on which she served for much of her first term....
| Aug 31, 2014
| 3:26 PM
TORRINGTON — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is not — I repeat, not — running for president.
The Democrat from Massachusetts has said over and over that she will not be a candidate in 2016. She even recently had her attorney send a letter...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 6:38 PM
WASHINGTON — Jesse Jackson Jr. is out of Congress and in a prison camp, but he hasn't escaped the wrath of the Federal Election Commission.
On Friday, the FEC announced nearly $18,000 in fines against his campaign committee for failure to file...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 2:33 PM
WASHINGTON — Sen. Richard Blumenthal reached out to his supporters this week asking them for campaign cash — not for his campaign, but for that of Sen. Al Franken, a Minnesota Democrat.
Although Franken is a former Saturday Night Live...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 3:33 PM
The State Elections Enforcement Commission failed to reach a decision Tuesday on whether Northeast Utilities CEO Thomas J. May violated state law last year when he asked about 50 company managers to contribute money to help Democratic Gov. Dannel P....
| Aug 19, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Americans are sick of politics. Only 13 percent approve of the job Congress is doing, a near-record low. The president's approval ratings are also in the basement.
A large portion of the public doesn't even bother voting. Only 57.5 percent of eligible...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Satellite TV giants DirecTV and Dish Network are looking for a landslide this fall — in political dollars.
For the first time, satellite broadcasters will be jockeying with other media outlets for a share of political spending that could top $3...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 8:38 PM
Got an opinion about the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission? Feel free to weigh in, just not on the November ballot.
The California Supreme Court has lodged a preemptive strike against one method of fighting...
| Aug 10, 2014
I consider myself a tolerant guy, but I must admit I'm getting a bit riled up these days by some emails that have found their way to my inbox.
There are the emails I expect this time of the year, from Florida politicians seeking money and a vote. I never...