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Donovan's campaign finance director arrested, Donovan fires campaign manager (Conn. 5th, open seat)
Meriden Record-Journal ^ | May 31, 2012

Posted on 05/31/2012 7:36:58 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT

The finance director of state House Speaker Christopher Donovan's campaign for Congress has been charged with conspiring with others to conceal the source of $20,000 in campaign contributions.

Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced that 33-year-old Robert Braddock Jr. of Meriden was arrested and charged Wednesday in an alleged conspiracy ...

Prosecutors allege Braddock and unnamed co-conspirators arranged $10,000 in payments from conduit contributors to Donovan's campaign for the 5th District seat in connection with proposed legislation this year.

The purpose of the conduit contributions was to conceal that the individuals who were actually financing the payments had an interest in legislation introduced in the state General Assembly during the 2012 legislative session, said U.S. State’s Attorney David B. Fein said in a statement. The candidate is also a current member of the General Assembly, Fein said. (SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE)

The legislation would have deemed roll-your-own smoke shop owners to be tobacco manufacturers under state law, which would have subjected these shop owners to a substantial licensing fee and tax increase, Fein said. The Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding voted in favor of the bill on April 3, Fein said. The complaint says the potential enactment of that bill prompted Braddock and his co-conspirators to arrange a $10,000 payment to the campaign ... In early May, the complaint alleges, a co-conspirator who had helped arrange the initial campaign contributions stated in a series of recorded telephone calls with another co-conspirator, who was an aide to the campaign, that he and others were prepared to make an additional $10,000 payment following the defeat of the roll-your-own legislation, Fein said. On May 9, the legislative session ended without the legislation being called for a vote ...

Several days later, the complaint alleges that the co-conspirator delivered $10,000 payment ...

(Excerpt) Read more at myrecordjournal.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: connecticut; ct; ct5; donovan
CT HOUSE SPEAKER DONOVAN (D-MERIDEN), Leftist SEIU CANDIDATE FOR CT-5, OPEN CONGRESSIONAL SEAT (CHRIS MURPHY incumbent seaking Lieberman Senate seat)

Often, the best news is made by the worst people.

Donovan is now toast in the AUG primary. Lefty feminist pro-gay Elizabeth Esty should now be the favorite in the primary vs. Roberti. She raises big money, but seems 2nd tier to me.

FOUR GOP candidates in the primary.

1 posted on 05/31/2012 7:37:21 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Only took SIX paragraphs to mention his party ID!


2 posted on 05/31/2012 7:41:40 PM PDT by TrueKnightGalahad
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To: BlackElk; Dr. Sivana; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; GOPsterinMA; Clintonfatigued; ...
"I AM TOAST!"


3 posted on 05/31/2012 7:45:14 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (and we are still campaigning for local conservatives in central CT.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT
This thread is worthless without pitchers ...


4 posted on 05/31/2012 7:47:19 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Boy’s not so mellow yellow no more!


5 posted on 05/31/2012 7:49:13 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: TrueKnightGalahad

>>> “ Only took SIX paragraphs to mention his party ID! “ <<<

Thank you for noting that fact! I didn’t read to the link but certainly noticed the same thing at the top of the thread. Predictable, isn’t it. We are reduced to counting down column to find Democrat affiliation and then it is not always to be found at all.


6 posted on 05/31/2012 7:55:29 PM PDT by RitaOK (I DID vote against Romney! Few are unafraid, but I thank God for the few. We are the resistance.)
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To: TrueKnightGalahad
Only took SIX paragraphs to mention his party ID!

Demotion to the "Dear Abby" column for some drone reporter.

7 posted on 05/31/2012 7:57:41 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: TrueKnightGalahad
Only took SIX paragraphs to mention his party ID!

Demotion to the "Dear Abby" column for some drone reporter.

8 posted on 05/31/2012 7:57:47 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT
Fixed it for you:

The finance director of state Liberal Democrat House Speaker Christopher Donovan's (Liberal Democrat) campaign for Congress has been charged with conspiring with others to conceal the source of $20,000 in campaign contributions.

Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced that 33-year-old Liberal Democrat Robert Braddock Jr. (Liberal Democrat) of Meriden was arrested and charged Wednesday in an alleged conspiracy ...

Prosecutors allege Liberal Democrat Braddock and unnamed co-conspirators arranged $10,000 in payments from conduit contributors to Liberal Democrat Donovan's campaign for the 5th District seat in connection with proposed legislation this year.

9 posted on 05/31/2012 7:58:43 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Democrats- Forgetting 9/11 since 9/12/01)
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To: TrueKnightGalahad
any time it's not mentioned in the first paragraph, it's almost guaranteed to be a RAT...
10 posted on 05/31/2012 8:03:04 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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I meant to put capital D in bold. House Speaker is always ‘D’ in CT where it is 97-D to 54-R in the House.

This is the old Nancy Johnson (Rino) seat. She lost to lefty Chris Murphy in 2006. An open, swing district that went strong for Foley 54% for GOV in ‘10. The most GOP of the 5 U.S. House seats. But full of small-town RINOs in Hartford burbs and NY border.

I am for Mark Greenberg (R), the true conservative in the GOP primary. How did Sandy Koufax get involved? This thread don’t need no pitchers.


11 posted on 05/31/2012 8:03:49 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (and we are still campaigning for local conservatives in central CT.)
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To: MuttTheHoople

of course Donovan ain’t no Liberal. He is certified Commie.


12 posted on 05/31/2012 8:06:47 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (and we are still campaigning for local conservatives in central CT.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT; nutmeg

I am shocked the FEDS took this on. Hopefully this will do him in and may lead to other’s.


13 posted on 05/31/2012 8:10:29 PM PDT by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: Revolting cat!

“Boy’s not so mellow yellow no more!”

On the other hand, ‘hail, Atlantis!’


14 posted on 05/31/2012 8:32:59 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: campaignPete R-CT

I prefer Bernier (who’s young enough to run for the Senate eventually), but could live with Greenberg.

The CT-05 gave President Bush 49% in 2004, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Romney carried the CD this year. If you’re correct regarding the second- tier nature of the non-Donovan Dem candidates (as I assume you are), the I think the GOP has an above-average chancele of winning.


15 posted on 05/31/2012 8:39:42 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

... I could live with Bernier.

This story is all the news on the local radio. Donovan is a dumb, charmless creep. So 2nd-tier is he, too. He comes across poorly in his campaign stump speech.

Eliz Esty lost her re-election campaign to the House. One-termer. And was passed over during the special election for state Senate (no primary allowed). She is well-known in feminist and gay circles. A “rising progressive star”. Who couldn’t get re-elected.

She raises money, though. Yalie.

This race would be more exciting if there were decent polling during primary season.


16 posted on 05/31/2012 9:08:25 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (and we are still campaigning for local conservatives in central CT.)
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To: Liberty Valance; campaignPete R-CT; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; GOPsterinMA; ...

HAHAHAHAHHAHA.

Anyhow this is appears to be great news, increasing GOP odds of recapturing the seat any way you slice it. It would be nice to end the despicable GOP shutout in CT, especially if we elect someone resembling an actual Republican. New England House races were a big letdown in 2010.


17 posted on 06/01/2012 10:17:50 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy; Liberty Valance; campaignPete R-CT; nutmeg; AuH2ORepublican; GOPsterinMA; Sun

This is helpful news and it increases our chances of a pickup. Republicans have a crowded field of viable candidates.


18 posted on 06/01/2012 4:14:52 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: Clintonfatigued; Impy

of course, I live in CT-5, which would be an exciting thing in my younger days. But, alas, I am busy and am hiding from the campaign action.

1. Wake me up when the primary is over.
2. If I get bored, I will do a blitz before the primary to defeat state Sen. Roraback.

Roraback, the endorsed GOP, is NARAL, voted for gay marriage and is the leading CT proponent of physician-assisted suicide.


19 posted on 06/01/2012 10:09:37 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (and we are still campaigning for local conservatives in central CT.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Carrying on the proud tradition of Nancy Johnson and Chris Shays.

Actually he sounds worse, Dede Scuzzobama worse.


20 posted on 06/03/2012 5:28:18 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

the Roraback law firm in the 60’s created the legal beginnings of Roe vs. Wade.

Roraback is worse than Dede.


21 posted on 06/03/2012 6:53:23 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (and we are still campaigning for local conservatives in central CT.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT; Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; GOPsterinMA; randita

Revolting. Another scion of another wonderful family.

Has there been any polling released? He needs to be stopped.


22 posted on 06/03/2012 11:18:56 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy; Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican

primary race just starting. Not many polls here for GOP primaries.

Whichever conservative is running 4th in the 4-way primary will have to drop out and endorse one of the others. That ain’t gonna happen so don’t be optimistic about this race.


23 posted on 06/04/2012 1:39:33 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (and we are still campaigning for local conservatives in central CT.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT
Donovan is now toast in the AUG primary.

But this is the Democrat primary, isn't it? Those voters don't care about sleaze or criminal behavior. For those voters it's all about the "free stuff" confiscated from their neighbors and handed over to them in exchange for their votes. If this guy Donovan promises the most "free stuff", he'll win.

24 posted on 06/04/2012 1:47:38 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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