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Wednesday, November 02, 2016

CT Lawmakers Spend Millions Fending Off Underfunded Foes

By Ana Radelat

Washington – Boosted by their success at fundraising, members of the all-Democratic Connecticut delegation to the House of Representatives have spent a total of nearly $5 million to stave off woefully underfunded challengers this year.

Rep. John Larson spent the most to keep his 1st District seat, about $1.4 million as of Oct. 19. His Republican challenger, Matthew Corey, spent about $7,000.

Since it takes money to make political money, much of the money spent by the Democratic lawmakers’ campaigns was used to host fundraisers in Washington, D.C., and their Connecticut districts.

“You always want to have a campaign war chest so nobody wants to challenge you,” said Dave Levinthal of the Center for Public Integrity.

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