Governor candidate again denied public campaign financing
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — State Elections Enforcement Commission members have again postponed granting a Connecticut governor candidate public campaign financing.
This latest delay comes amid an investigation ordered by the commission into possible campaign finance violations by Republican Steve Obsitnik, a Westport technology consultant and engineer.
A deadline for Obsitnik to receive the $1.35 million is fast approaching.
The Hartford Courant reports that commission officials said Thursday that no more grants for the Aug. 14 primaries will be awarded after July 27.
The campaign finance investigation centers on whether there was possible coordination of solicitations and campaign contributions with FixCT Inc., an independent expenditure committee that favors Obsitnik.
He needed to raise $250,000 in qualified, small contributions to be eligible for the funding.
Obsitnik’s campaign has threatened legal action if the funding is not released.
Information from: Hartford Courant, http://www.courant.com