There’s something intriguing about the Ayala family of Democratic politicians, maybe because of their sheer number. Or maybe because each in their own way makes the news. There’s Andres Ayala, the state senator; his cousin Christina Ayala, the state representative; then there’s Christina’s mom Sandi Ayala, the Democratic registrar of voters. And let’s not forget […]
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April 16th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning
April 15th, 2014 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
If State Rep. Christina Ayala’s to win a second two-year term she’ll have to wage a primary against Chris Rosario, the city’s director of Anti-Blight and Illegal Dumping, who has formed a candidate committee (see here) raising money to qualify for the state’s Citizens Election Program of publicly funded campaigns. Ayala has only recently formed […]
April 12th, 2014 · 13 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Democratic State Senate candidate Marilyn Moore posted a strong fundraising quarter, according to her campaign filing with the State Elections Enforcement Commission, as she seeks to unseat three-term State Senator Anthony Musto in Connecticut’s 22nd District that includes portions of Bridgeport, Monroe and all of Trumbull. Her filing shows she has raised nearly $10,000 in […]
April 9th, 2014 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Who says Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley doesn’t have a sense of humor? Reflecting on the 2010 race for governor when he lost a squeaker to Democrat Dan Malloy after an appearance by President Obama led to an embarrassing ballot shortage in the city, Foley told a political gathering in Fairfield the other night he’s scouring […]
April 6th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Former State Senator Ernie Newton, the self-proclaimed Moses of his peeps, will not be deterred one bit from seeking his old State House seat this year irrespective of a new state law that bans his participation in Connecticut’s voluntary Citizens Election Program of publicly funded races. “Get ready, Newton coming!” he says. Newton says he […]
April 2nd, 2014 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
City Librarian Scott Hughes, who recently won a seat on the Democratic Town Committee from the Upper East Side, is considering a run for State Senate against Democratic incumbent Andres Ayala. If Hughes challenges Ayala in an August primary, it certainly would make for an intriguing race.
April 1st, 2014 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events
UPDATE: Former Board of Education member Maria Pereira, a controversial presence in her battle against the political establishment, has resigned from the Connecticut Working Families Party announcing “because the Working Families Party has indicated its intention to support the re-election of Governor Dannel Malloy, I cannot be a part of or associated with any such […]