Outside money still pouring into CT race

Outside money still pouring into CT race

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Third-party groups are continuing to invest heavily in Connecticut’s close race for governor.

The State Elections Enforcement Commission reported on Saturday that the Republican Governors Association contributed $904,097 to Grow Connecticut Inc. The independent expenditure political action committee is supporting Republican Tom Foley in his challenge of Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy.

Records show the RGA has so far contributed $4.3 million to Grow Connecticut.

On Friday, the SEEC reported the Democratic Governors Association had contributed $550,000 to Connecticut Forward, the PAC supporting Malloy. Records show the DGA has so far contributed a total of $2.25 million to Connecticut Forward.

On Thursday, documents showed the PAC created by former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to support stronger gun laws contributed $550,100 to Common Sense Connecticut, another third-party group.

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