Post Tagged with: "chris donovan"

Corruption in Corrupticut

Not all corruption is equal.   In a recent column, “A Kennedy Stirs Connecticut’s Politics,” Kevin Rennie sideswiped departing Republican leader Larry Cafero, who is to the Republican Party what Rocky Marciano was to boxing, a hard slugger:   “Cafero got snagged in a 2012 federal investigation into campaign contributions and […]

Soucy, Plunkitt And The Dovonan Sting Operation

The FBI’s singing canary in the Donovan probe, “labor activist” Ray Soucy, was not given prison time for the part he had played in the attempted corruption of former Speaker of the State House Chris Donovan.   The lede on a story in a Hartford paper ran as follows:   “A […]

by · November 20, 2013 · 0 comments · Connecticut News, News, Politics, U.S. News

Roll Your Own Taxpayer

  The Chris Donovan, “Roll Your Own” scandal is being judicially tucked to bed now that some principals in the scandal have been sentenced.  Most recently, Joshua Nassi, former state House Speaker Chris Donovan’s campaign manager, was sentenced to 28 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Janet Bond […]

by · September 20, 2013 · 0 comments · Connecticut News, News, Politics, U.S. News

Connecticut, the Canary in the National Mineshaft

Such are the parallels between the Malloy and Obama administrationsthat it might almost be said President Barack Obama is now replicating on a national scale The Malloy Way, with one important exception. When Governor Dannel Malloy first came into office, Connecticut was facing a daunting deficit of about $3 billion […]

by · December 1, 2012 · 0 comments · Connecticut News, Politics, U.S. News

Democrats Call for Unity

Speaker of the state House Chris Donovan should have received by Monday a call from John Olsen, President of the AFL-CIO, beseeching the Democratic nominee for the U.S. House in the 5th District to withdraw from the race. Not a few members of Mr. Donovan’s campaign staff have been arrested […]

by · August 22, 2012 · 0 comments · Connecticut News

Esty, Roraback, Donovan and the Correlation of Forces

  The question before the house now that Speaker of the state House Chris Donovan has been bested in a Democratic primary by former state Representative Elizabeth Esty is: Will Mr. Donovan join a majority of Democrats in Connecticut and support the people’s choice for the U.S. Congress in the […]

by · August 19, 2012 · 0 comments · Connecticut News

The Jaws That Bite, the Claws That Snatch

Dan Roberti, a Democrat running for the U.S House in Connecticut’s 5th District has called upon Democratic Party nominee Chris Donovan to quit the race. “It is time for Chris Donovan to withdraw from the primary race for the good of the Connecticut Democratic Party and to protect the seat,”Mr. […]

by · July 16, 2012 · 0 comments · Connecticut News

The Devil And Rick Green

  Bravely, Rick Green, a Hartford Courant columnist, titled his exculpatory column on the Speaker of the House Chris Donovan scandal, “My Donovan Flip-Flop: Where’s The Proof?” Mr. Green announced that he was “ready to believe Chris Donovan and the former U.S. attorney now vouching for him,” even though a […]

by · July 6, 2012 · 0 comments · Connecticut News

The Devil And Stan Twardy

The Devil, it is sometimes said, lies in the details. The Devil did not show his hand in the Twardy investigation of Speaker of the House Chris Donovan’s tawdry campaign for the U.S. House in Connecticut’s 5thDistrict. Mr. Donovan’s former finance director was arrested by the FBI in a sting […]

by · July 5, 2012 · 0 comments · Connecticut News

Prelude To A Presser

The Chris Donovan presser — the first time the 5thDistrict nominee of the Democratic Party for the US Congress had appeared to answer media questions concerning the arrest of his former finance chairman – was preceded by a prelude in which Donovan spokesman Gabe Rosenberg, laid down the ground rules […]

by · June 4, 2012 · 3 comments · Connecticut News