From Ken Dixon, CT Post:
HARTFORD — The State Elections Enforcement Commission has launched an investigation into Registrar Santa Ayala’s rejection of Democrat Mary-Jane Foster’s mayoral nomination petitions and into a political action committee that gave thousands of dollars to Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch and his chief of staff.
Statement from Foster camp re ballot complaint:
According to the complaint: “Bartlett asked Ayala to review the application for the petition and to offer any guidance as to whether it was acceptable. Jason Bartlett indicated the campaign’s willingness to revise the application if needed … Santa I. Ayala took some time to review the application and indicated it was acceptable.”
Statement from Gloria Beccaro and Bill Beccaro, officers for People for Excellence in Government
For Immediate Release–Response from People for Excellence in Government PAC regarding the actions of the State Elections Enforcement Commission:
People for Excellence in Government welcomes the investigation by the State Elections Enforcement Commission, and promises rapid and complete cooperation with them. We look forward to a fair and impartial review which should dispel many of the misstatements and incorrect “facts” which have been circulated in the media. As this is a closed and confidential process, we will respect the process and will not comment further.