Why Campaign Finance Laws Are Made To Be Disregarded By Hartford's Omnipotent One Party Rule
The Malloy mailer which was sent out using the state Democrats Federal campaign funds account is currently illegal according to state campaign laws. Obviously that does not stop Hartford's Omnipotent One Party Rule in doing what they want when they want regardless of any type of law.
Connecticut passed in the wake of the Rowland scandal some strict campaign finance reform laws in 2005 to prohibit what just occurred with this mailing. These reform laws which were hailed as revolutionary-taxpayer monies were to be used in public financing of state elections so long as candidates did not accept funds from political action committees, companies or individuals who did business with the state or special interest groups. Malloy in this election has taken $6.2 in taxpayer funded public finance funds, some $4 million which has somehow been channeled through the State Democratic State Central Committee and an astonishing $3.5 through a Malloy Political Action Committee. And he uses monies that were raised for federal campaigns now for this attack mailing on Tom Foley in what seems to me to be an act of desperation in his failing campaign.
Thus as if it was not bad enough taxpayers now paid for illegally his $6.2 public finance funds even though he has taken $7.5 million in funds which are in clear violation of this campaign financing reform law and the debacle with using illegally these federal campaign funds. How the campaign finance reform laws of 2005 have helped our state is beyond any type of rational thought. It is now another burden to the already overburden state taxpayers.
Sounds confusing-it is-campaign finance reforms are now a farce.
Campaign finance laws here in Connecticut are made to be broken by Hartford's Omnipotent One Party Rule and meant to be followed by Connecticut Republicans. Why anyone will vote for Malloy, his under ticket or any Democrat candidate is beyond me.