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Roraback, among the first to call for Rowland’s resignation in 2004, gets unlikely campaign contribution$

It might have been the $90,000 in luxury air trips to Las Vegas and Florida (who were ON those flights, anyway?) that sent John Rowland, the  disgraced former governor now WTIC radio-head, to federal prison for 10 months. But the case will always be remembered for the free renovations performed by the Tomasso Group on […] [Read More]
Categories: 2012 election

Steve Obsitnik wrote himself $200,000 check ($333,000 in all) in 4th District race against US Rep. Jim Himes

The new Federal Election Commission filings are trickling in. Republican Steve Obsitnik’s shows that of the $669,738 raised in the three months ending September 30, $200,000 came in a loan he gave his 4th District campaign against Democratic US Rep. Jim Himes on the last day of the filing period. In fact, in total he’s […] [Read More]

Feeling just a little blue?

As the political debate swirls around you, do you find yourself feeling just a little blue? That is, your political sentiments glow positively pink or bright red on some issues, not so much on others? So does that make you a liberal Republican or a conservative Democrat? Which party’s candidates will present your hue? Maybe [...] [Read More]

What Obama and Romney must accomplish at next debate

After wilting under the heat of Mitt Romney’s attacks in the first presidential debate in Denver, Barack Obama is hoping to rebound with an improved performance at their second encounter on Tuesday.So what do Obama and Romney need to accomplish in their debate at Hofstra University in New York? Here are five goals of each candidate. [Read More]


A pro-Christopher Murphy super PAC has spent $160,000 since the political action committee’s inception in July to help the Democratic Senate contender counter the vast war chest of Republican Linda McMahon, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission. Connecticut’s Future PAC paid about $120,000 of that total to Waterfront Strategies in Washington, D.C., for […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Springsteen ends political retirement for Obama

The Boss is back in the battle for the White House. “(Political) capital diminishes the more often you do it,” Springsteen told The New Yorker in a profile last summer. But that was before President Obama’s lead began to narrow in key “Battleground” states. After the shortest of retirements, Springsteen will be rocking the vote [...] [Read More]

Murphy has $2.2 M on hand for the final phase of the U.S. Senate throwdown

Democratic U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy’s campaign reports today that the report they are filing with the Federal Election Committee today will say he raised about $3.03 million in the last quarter for the U.S. Senate race. That’s on top of $5.5 million reported at the end of July. He has $2.2 million on hand for […] [Read More]

Obsitnik: FEC report will show a half million dollar$ on hand for campaign’s final phase.

“We had a great fundraising quarter,” said Amanda Bergen, campaign spokesperson for Steve Obsitnik of Westport, the Republican trying to unseat 4th District U.S. Rep. Jim Himes. She said that Obsitnik’s Federal Election Commission report will show $669,738 raised in the third quarter. That’s on top of $725,927 previously raised. He has $502,014 on hand. […] [Read More]
Categories: Campaign 2012