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Entries Categorized as 'City Politics'

Check Out The Greater Bridgeport Young Dems Endorsement Questionnaire

June 23rd, 2017 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Wow, young people involved in city politics? It’s been a long time. Campaign activist Rowan Kane, vice president of the Greater Bridgeport Young Democrats, shares this communication the organization has been sharing with candidates for City Council seeking the group’s endorsement.

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Ganim Rallies Supporters For Statewide Exploratory Campaign

June 23rd, 2017 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Nearly 300 political supporters, friends, city employees and business leaders Thursday night attended Mayor Joe Ganim’s first fundraiser for his 2018 exploratory campaign for governor at an asking price of $100 per head at Testo’s Restaurant, the epicenter of city politics owned by Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa. Under exploratory rules the maximum personal contribution […]

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The Candidate Lineup, More To Come

June 22nd, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Four weeks from party endorsements the Town Clerk’s Office has shared the latest list of candidate registrations for City Council and Board of Education. More candidates are expected to file papers soon in what is shaping up as a busy September 12 Democratic primary. Others such as former State Senator Ernie Newton, who’s seeking his […]

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State Election Watchdog Stiffs Ganim On Public Campaign Funds, Ganim Pledges Court Action

June 21st, 2017 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

If Mayor Joe Ganim is to receive public campaign funds in his quest for statewide office, he’ll need a court order. The State Elections Enforcement Commission on Wednesday validated a proposed declaratory ruling in May disqualifying Ganim from participating in the state’s Citizens Election Program of publicly funded races as he explores a run for […]

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Political Revolt Or A Glitch? Primary Season Beckons

June 21st, 2017 · 55 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Four weeks from party endorsements that haven’t meant a whole lot in recent years candidates for City Council are surfacing, including in the 130th District where OIB friend Pete Spain and Christina Smith have formed a coalition in the Black Rock/West End District to challenge Democratic incumbents Scott Burns and Katie Bukovsky in a September […]

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Political Action Committee Seeks Candidates For City Council, School Board

June 21st, 2017 · 14 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

The political action committee Better Bridgeport, formerly known as Citizens Working For a Better Bridgeport, chaired by Jeanine Oburchay is inviting all potential candidates for City Council and Board of Education to fill out a questionnaire and return it by June 30. Candidates should E-mail betterbpt@gmail.com and specify whether you need the school board or council […]

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Ganim Addresses Resurgent Young Dems Fielding Candidates

June 13th, 2017 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

Decades ago a number of insurgents got their start in politics when the Bridgeport Young Democrats was an active organization. Dormant for a long time, several members of the resurrected Greater Bridgeport Young Democrats will try to qualify for the September primary ballot for City Council including Gage Frank, Marcus Brown and Kyle Langan.

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Practice Your Downward Dog And Downward Dem

June 13th, 2017 · No Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Attention political yogis. Along the Broad Street steps on Elm Street sits the newly opened Great Heart Yoga Studio within walking distance from many of the new housing units Downtown. The studio is a short walk from both City Hall and the Margaret Morton Government Center that house city offices. Hmmm, thinking this is a […]

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