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Obsitnik campaign secures state funding on eighth attempt

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.

GOP gubernatorial candidate Obsitnik fails to secure public financing for 6th...

The latest rejection is apparently tied to an investigation of possible campaign finance violations.

Obsitnik under investigation for 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.

Politics update: Ganim in, Lauretti out of gubernatorial race

Both political parties’ primaries will be held on Aug. 14; the general election will take place on Nov. 6.

Tech exec Steve Obsitnik stresses private-sector experience in race for governor

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.

PACs, special interest groups tighten grip

As political action committees and special interest groups seek to influence election results, analysts warn of the potential consequences.

Murphy, Himes top opponents in PAC contributions

Campaign finance data was released earlier this month by the Federal Election Commission, showing a much more complete picture of the race for U.S. Congress in Connecticut.

Conn. bleeds blue as Dems sweep senate, congressional races

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.

‘Budgetary crystal meth’

With the fate of the global economy hanging on the outcome of the fiscal cliff debate, a grand bargain cannot be postponed this time around.

Obsitnik, Himes debate economic recovery

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.

Conn. Democrats storm to fundraising lead

With less than 100 days till the election, Democrats hold a sizable fundraising edge in the U.S. House and Senate races involving Fairfield County.