| Jun 21, 2014
| 2:05 PM
There may be no better illustration of state Democrats' massive fundraising efforts in Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's re-election year than the political donations of Jonathan Sackler and his extended family.
A total of $91,000 in donations has rolled into...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:34 PM
Connecticut has the best campaign finance laws in the country, designed to prevent the corrupting influence of big-money donors.
A federal court ruling Tuesday ought to end the Democratic Governors Association's attempt to eviscerate those laws.
| Jun 6, 2014
| 3:41 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn’s spokeswoman says there’s no truth to an accusation by Republican opponent Bruce Rauner’s campaign that Quinn had something to do with the latest twist in the tale of Rauner’s campaign donations to a former...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 4:33 PM
Democrats and Republicans woke up the day after the Illinois primary election to each put on a unified front, and the very places they chose to break bread illustrated the theme of the eight-month campaign that lies ahead.
Gov. Pat Quinn, U.S. Sen. Dick...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 4:58 AM
The fall campaign for Illinois governor between Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner will feature dueling brands of populism, campaign bankrolls in the tens of millions of dollars and plenty of scorched-earth attacks from...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 5:11 AM
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn stashed away nearly $9 million in campaign funds during the first three months of the year, but it’s likely he’ll need every cent of it and a lot more as he defends his seat against wealthy Republican challenger Bruce...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 4:56 AM
Wealthy venture capitalist Bruce Rauner has set a new record for personal funding in a campaign for Illinois governor, his out-of-pocket total hitting $6 million after he put another $1 million into his bid Monday.
The latest Rauner contribution comes...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 6:40 PM
The Illinois Education Association, one of the state’s major public teachers’ unions, is scheduled to endorse state Sen. Kirk Dillard for the Republican nomination for governor, sources familiar with the endorsement said Thursday.
| Mar 6, 2014
| 5:06 AM
Republican governor candidate Kirk Dillard, fresh from getting the backing of the state’s largest public employees’ union, found himself the target of barbs Wednesday night questioning whether he could stand up to labor if elected.
| Mar 5, 2014
| 7:53 AM
Republican governor candidate Kirk Dillard today got the endorsement of the American Federation of State, County and Muncipal Employees Council 31, firmly establishing himself as the public union’s pick against frontrunner Bruce Rauner.
| Mar 11, 2014
| 4:12 PM
A union-backed political action committee that had run a month of television campaign ads critical of Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner said Tuesday it was ending its TV blitz against the front-runner.
But several of the public unions involved...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 3:57 PM
The state's two major political parties engaged in spitball by press release through the holiday season. It will grow barbarous as the year advances. Partisans will become sensitive about the tone and substance of the exchanges as they grow more fierce....