| Feb 28, 2014
| 5:15 PM
In 2010, the Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission (FEC) decision not only removed limitations on corporate spending in federal elections, it also eliminated the requirement placed on candidates to disclose their sources of funding to the...
| Feb 28, 2014
The two Republicans running to unseat Democrat Dick Durbin in the U.S. Senate have starkly different challenges: One is fighting to erase a losing image, and the other is fighting to establish any image at all.
State Sen. Jim Oberweis, 67, is a...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 8:21 AM
(Richard White, a professor of American history at Stanford,
has written about the Gilded Age in his recent book,
"Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern
By Richard White
Feb 26 (Reuters) - The election is months away...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 12:49 PM
The consultant who oversaw former L.A. Controller Wendy Greuel's race for mayor last year has signed on with a competitor to Greuel's campaign for an open congressional seat.
Bestselling author and spiritual teacher Marianne Williamson revealed that L....
| Feb 20, 2014
| 4:58 PM
A key figure in the long-running investigation of a consulting deal involving Gov. John G. Rowland is cooperating with federal prosecutors, people familiar with the investigation said.
Brian Foley, whose health care company paid Rowland a consulting...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 9:51 AM
John Rowland again.
The felonious former governor, The Courant confirmed Tuesday, has hired a high-flying Washington, D.C., law firm to represent him in the ominous federal criminal investigation of Rowland's furtive role in Simsbury Republican Lisa...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 4:16 PM
WASHINGTON — The Republican campaign organization responsible for websites that appear, at first glance, to support Democratic candidates has backpedaled a bit, altering the way they seek donations.
When visitors call up the websites, they are...
| 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 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 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...
| 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,...