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Democrats return $10,000 over possible contract

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HARTFORD, CT (AP) -

The state Democratic Party is returning a $10,000 contribution from the chief executive of Comcast-Spectacor and owner of the Philadelphia Flyers, saying it has learned he could be a state contractor.

Connecticut law prohibits contractors that do business with the state and their executives from donating to a state political party's state-regulated account.

Comcast-Spectacor is the parent company of Global Spectrum, which won a state contract to manage the XL Center in Hartford and Rentschler Field in East Hartford.

The Journal Inquirer reports (http://bit.ly/1c0Uqp9 ) that party spokesman James Hallinan said Wednesday the Connecticut Democratic Party refunded Comcast-Spectacor CEO Edward Snider's contribution after learning of financial information about Comcast-Spectacor's relationship with Global Spectrum.

Sen. John McKinney, the Senate's Republican leader and candidate for governor next year, called for an investigation.

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