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Elizabeth Esty Outraises Andrew Roraback, But Trails in Cash On Hand in Race For Congress

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\"\"Democrat Elizabeth Esty has built a solid fundraising lead over Republican Andrew Roraback in their battle for Congress, but Roraback had more cash on hand at the close of the latest filing period.

Esty had collected more than $2.7 million overall in contributions and loans, including more than $650,000 in contributions in the third quarter that ended on September 30. But she had spent more than $2.4 million, leaving about $282,000 on hand at the end of the third quarter, according to public records.

\"\"Roraback still trails in the money-raising race, having collected $1.118 million overall, according to the latest statistics that were just released on October 15. After spending more than $800,000, Roraback had more than $306,000 on hand – slightly ahead of Esty.

One of the biggest differences so far is that Esty loaned $525,000 of her own money to her campaign during the primary, while Roraback loaned $25,000 of his own money during the primary – a difference of $500,000. Since the last reporting period ended on July 25, the two candidates are relatively close in the fundraising battle. But Esty maintains the overall edge with $2.7 million in contributions and her own loans.

Roraback\’s overall total does not include his latest fundraisers in October, including a visit Sunday by U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to a private home in Greenwich. It also does not include the upcoming fundraiser on Wednesday in New York City with former Secretary of the State Henry Kissinger, who has owned a large estate for more than 25 years in Roraback\’s district in Kent. Kissinger\’s wife, Nancy, already contributed money to Roraback during the four-way Republican primary that Roraback won in August. Continue reading

GOP\’s Andrew Roraback Holding Fundraiser With Henry Kissinger In New York City

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Battling against $800,000 in campaign commercials by national Democrats, Republican C0ngressional candidate Andrew Roraback is holding three fundraisers with national figures to boost his campaign coffers.

\"\"The first event was Sunday at a private home in Greenwich with U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia, the second-ranking Republican in the House.

The second is with Dr. Henry Kissinger, the famed former Secretary of State under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, in New York City on Wednesday. Kissinger, 89, has maintained a second home for more than 25 years in Roraback\’s district in Kent. Kissinger\’s wife, Nancy, is a registered Republican in Kent, while the former Secretary votes in New York City.

Kissinger\’s isolated estate, which is about 50 acres, was the site of a major fundraiser in April 2008 with then-President George W. Bush for state Senator David Cappiello, who was running for the same seat that Roraback is now seeking. The district stretches from Simsbury to Meriden to Danbury to Salisbury. Continue reading