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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