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Cafero: Dems on campaign reform – ‘We don’t want to follow that law’

House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero flanked by Sens. John McKinney and Len Fasano (Christine Stuart photo)
House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero flanked by Sens. John McKinney and Len Fasano (Christine Stuart photo)
The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.
The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Republican lawmakers called the Democratic Party’s request to federal election regulators a “brazen” attempt to “toss out our state election laws” by allowing donations from state contractors to support statewide candidates.

Gathered at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford Tuesday, Republican lawmakers criticized the Democratic Party’s request to use funds donated to its federal account to pay for a mailer promoting Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s re-election bid.

House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero said to their credit “they’re very honest with what they hope to do” by getting the Federal Election Commission to allow it to use its federal account to promote state candidates.

Currently, money raised for the party’s federal account supports federal candidates and a portion of its staff. Since the money doesn’t fund state candidates it’s the preferred location for state contractor donations.

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2 responses to “Cafero: Dems on campaign reform – ‘We don’t want to follow that law’”

  1. One and Done

    Since Dannel raised funds for this entity, this would be illegal under our current state election laws.

  2. John Hamlin

    They are right — this is a desperate attempt to further gut what little finance laws we have and to advance the corrupt bargain between state contractors and the government class.

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