In the closing days of a campaign you seek every advantage you can get. President Obama is scheduled to visit Bridgeport two days before the November 4 general election, in a reprise of 2010 at a location to be named, and wife Michelle will make a stop in New Haven next week for maybe a […]
Entries Categorized as 'Analysis and Comment'
October 23rd, 2014 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
October 23rd, 2014 · 54 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events
Megan DeSombre from Education Bridgeport has update on Bagley replacement protocol here John Bagley’s resignation from the Board of Education last week has members of the school board in search of a replacement. Bridgeport’s Republican Party is recommending Steve Best who came up short in an effort to win one of the three minority party […]
October 23rd, 2014 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics
Gun-rights activist Joseph Visconti has qualified for the ballot as a petitioning candidate for governor, possibly siphoning votes from Republican nominee Tom Foley tucked in a close battle with Democratic incumbent Dan Malloy. Malloy blog critic Jonathan Pelto failed in his quest to secure signatures for ballot qualification. But Pelto, along with a few others, […]
October 22nd, 2014 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education
You’d think one of the endorsements actively coveted by the Tom Foley campaign for governor is Hearst Connecticut Media Group that includes four daily newspapers, Connecticut Post, Danbury News-Times, Stamford Advocate and Greenwich Time with a combined print readership of roughly a few hundred thousand, and more factoring in web audiences. Nope.
October 22nd, 2014 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics
Four years ago, Barack Obama’s visit to Bridgeport jammed the Webster Bank Arena three days before Election Day in support of Democratic candidates. He’s now scheduled to return November 2, two days before the election rescheduling his postponed visit to Central High School from last week, according to an advisory released by the Connecticut Democratic […]
October 21st, 2014 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics
Democratic candidate for State Senate Marilyn Moore today released a string of endorsements from educators, gun safety advocates, government watchdog groups as well as municipal and state employee organizations. Moore faces Republican Rick Costantini, a Trumbull town councilor, in the November 4 general election. Moore defeated three-term incumbent Anthony Musto in a close August Democratic […]
October 20th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics
Okay, we’re seeing all kinds of spending records broken in this gubernatorial cycle, whether independent expenditures or from $33 million in Connecticut taxpayers funds. You’re paying for it in some fashion. Is it worth it? Hmmm, what Bridgeport could do with an extra $33 million. From Greg Hladky, Hartford Courant. State officials said Monday that […]