Elizabeth Esty defends ‘move’ comment on Cheshire revaluation as old video surfaces

By Jordan Fenster Register Staff Elizabeth Esty responded Tuesday to an old clip of her speaking at a Cheshire Town Council meeting in which she says that if residents who did not have students enrolled in the town’s public schools … Continue reading

Slideshow: Attack ads focus on Roraback, Donovan; Bernier left alone

We put together a slideshow on attack ads in the 5th District Primary race. Check it out below. All the links are active and the videos are live, so feel free to watch or click.

Greenberg campaign blasts last-minute Wilson-Foley attack ad

By Matt DeRienzo, Staff Reporter Mark Greenberg‘s 5th District Congress campaign is criticizing a last-minute TV ad paid for by Republican primary rival Lisa Wilson-Foley. The ad criticizes Greenberg for having had liens against one of his real estate developments, … Continue reading

REGISTER CITIZEN EDITORIAL: Democrats use outright deception to manipulate 5th District GOP primary

Lies, low-blows, questionable ethics and outright violations of the law have distinguished the campaign for Connecticut’s 5th District Congress seat this year. And just when you think it can’t get any worse, someone stoops to a new low. The latest … Continue reading

Roberti surges with help from secretive Super PAC’s attack ads

By Jordan Fenster, Staff Reporter A month ago, Dan Roberti was an unknown also-ran in the race for Connecticut’s 5th District Congress seat, and one poll showed him trailing fellow Democrats Chris Donovan and Elizabeth Esty with only 12 percent … Continue reading

Dan Roberti Super PAC will keep donors secret until after primary

By Jordan Fenster, Staff Reporter A “Super PAC” supporting 5th District Congress candidate Dan Roberti is keeping the list of its donors secret until after the Aug. 14 primary election. According to documents filed with the Federal Elections Commission, New … Continue reading

Roraback raises $36,000 in July, had $148,247 cash on hand

By Jordan Fenster, Staff Reporter Republican Andrew Roraback has filed his final report with the Federal Elections Commission before the primary, showing $36,000 raised between July 1 and July 25. That brings Roraback’s total raised over the course of the … Continue reading

Chris Donovan 1st TV ad touts his record of fighting for clean elections

In his first television ad, 5th District congressional candidate Chris Donovan touts his record of “leading the fight to clean up elections.” The ad is to begin airing on stations in the 5th District on Tuesday, the campaign said in a statement. The … Continue reading

New Dan Roberti TV ad likely in works by company that worked with Obama

Among Democratic candidate Dan Roberti’s disbursements in his April report to the FEC is a $661 payment to Arlington, Va.-based Putnam Partners, for “Consulting – Media Services.” Putnam was the firm responsible for President Barack Obama’s 30-minute advertisement on the … Continue reading