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Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton Won't Back Down from Accusation

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton Won't Back Down from Accusation

Danbury Mayor and Gubernatorial Candidate Mark Boughton says he misspoke at a debate when he suggested a Democratic donor was appointed to a “high-paying position” because of a “quid pro quo” arrangement, but maintains the arrangement still stinks of a pay to play atmosphere in the state’s executive branch.

April 2014
Connecticut GOP Candidates Say 'No Thanks' to Wilson-Foley Donations

Connecticut GOP Candidates Say 'No Thanks' to Wilson-Foley Donations

At least two Republican candidates for state office are now saying thanks, but no thanks, to donations they received from Lisa Wilson-Foley, who along with her husband pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge in a campaign scheme involving former Gov. John G. Rowland last month.

April 2014
John McKinney Would Back Repeal of Tougher Connecticut Gun Laws as Governor?

John McKinney Would Back Repeal of Tougher Connecticut Gun Laws as Governor?

State Sen. John McKinney of Fairfield, a GOP candidate for governor, appears to say in a video that, as governor, he would back a legislature that voted to repeal Connecticut's tougher new gun laws.

April 2014

Mark Boughton on Lisa Wilson-Foley Donation: 'I would send back the check'

April 2014
What Rowland Can Expect if He Goes to Jail, a Flashback to 2005 'Man in the Can' Story

What Rowland Can Expect if He Goes to Jail, a Flashback to 2005 'Man in the Can' Story

In March 2005, Connecticut Magazine published the 'Man in the Can' story about what former Gov. John Rowland could expect when he went to jail. With Rowland indicted on new charges last week, we've brought the story back.

April 2014
John Rowland pleads not guilty to illegal campaign schemes

John Rowland pleads not guilty to illegal campaign schemes

The drumbeat of allegations against felon and former Gov. John G. Rowland came to a crescendo Friday as Rowland made his first appearance in federal court to answer a series of federal campaign law violations that could put him behind bars for the rest of his life.

March 2014
Jeb Bush Calls for Republicans to Embrace Immigration Reform

Jeb Bush Calls for Republicans to Embrace Immigration Reform

March 2014

State Republicans seek to distance party from ex-Gov. Rowland as Democrats pounce

March 2014

Ex-Connecticut Gov. John Rowland indicted on 7 charges alleging campaign finance violations

March 2014
Mark Boughton Drops out of Mayors Against Illegal Guns

Mark Boughton Drops out of Mayors Against Illegal Guns

Gubernatorial hopeful and Danbury mayor Mark Boughton announces that he is leaving Mayors Against Illegal Guns.

March 2014
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