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Entries Categorized as 'City Politics'

Christina Ayala’s Bracing For A Primary, What About Mom Ayala And Cousin Andres Ayala?

April 16th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning

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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Christina Ayala: I’m Running–Rosario Poised For Endorsement

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 […]

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Game On! Moore Matches Musto In State Senate Fundraising

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 […]

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Election Buying–Snarky Foley Places Price Tag On City Votes

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 […]

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State Law Bars Newton From Public Campaign Funds, Moses: No Biggie, I’m Running To Win Old Seat

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 […]

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Will City Librarian Scott Hughes Shelve Ayala? Pondering State Senate Primary

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.

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No April Fools! Pereira Resigns From Working Families Party, Cites WFP Support For Malloy

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 […]

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