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In addition, State Rep. Jason Perillo (R-Shelton) was fined $10,000 for making a "disallowed" contribution to Obsitnik's campaign via FixCT.
After issuing seven rejections, the State Elections Enforcement Commission approved a $1.35 million grant from the Citizens' Election Fund for Steve Obsitnik's gubernatorial campaign.
The latest rejection is apparently tied to an investigation of possible campaign finance violations.
The investigation puts into question whether the Westport exec's campaign will qualify for $1.35 million in public financing grants, which have been approved for fellow Republican contenders Mark Boughton and Tim Herbst.
Both political parties’ primaries will be held on Aug. 14; the general election will take place on Nov. 6.
Westport-based tech industry executive Steve Obsitnik is facing Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton and former Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst in an Aug. 14 primary to become the GOP nominee for governor.
Democrats swept Connecticut’s senate and congressional races as both parties defended their turf on Election Day, leaving the makeup of the federal and state government largely unchanged after an estimated $6 billion in cumulative campaign spending.
While Rep. Jim Himes (CT-D) and Republican challenger Steve Obsitnik were keen on touting their individual commitments to bipartisanship, both candidates were quick to attack one another at a fourth congressional district debate held in Norwalk Oct. 18.