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Entries Categorized as 'City Politics'

Homestretch To Primary Tuesday, $400K In Public Funds For City Races

July 29th, 2014 · 30 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Two weeks until the August 12 Tsunami Tuesday with loads of primary action out there involving Democrats locally and Republicans statewide. This is one of those cycles with implications that could extend into next year’s mayoral election.

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David Daniels Considers Mayoral Run

July 27th, 2014 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Cops, News and Events

UPDATE, statement from Daniels; Retired city police officer David Daniels is synonymous with community policing. He recently retired from the police department after serving 25 years, most of it as a leader in community policing. Two years ago he had a falling out with city leadership that led to his removal as head of the […]

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Andres Ayala’s Mountain Of Absentee Ballots

July 25th, 2014 · 38 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Is there a book in the Bridgeport Public Library to school City Librarian Scott Hughes in the craft of absentee ballots? Quick Scott, take that book out. On Wednesday stretched-thin workers in the Town Clerk’s Office mailed out roughly 850 absentee ballots. And, with less than three weeks until the August 12 Democratic primary, they’re […]

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Hughes, Ayala, Baker, Davidson Qualify For Public Cash

July 23rd, 2014 · 3 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

With less than three weeks until the August 12 Democratic primary, four candidates for legislative office received word Wednesday afternoon they have qualified for public funds. State Senate candidate Scott Hughes and State House candidates incumbent Christina Ayala, Teresa Davidson and Andre Baker will receive public grants under the state’s Citizens Election Program.

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Moore Endorsed By Working Families Party For Democratic Primary

July 23rd, 2014 · 40 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Connecticut’s Working Families Party has endorsed State Senate candidate Marilyn Moore in her August 12 primary to unseat Democratic incumbent Anthony Musto. If she wins the Democratic primary Moore will appear on the WFP line in the general election facing Trumbull Republican Town Councilman Rick Costantini.

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The Political Balancing Act Of Housing Undocumented Immigrant Children

July 23rd, 2014 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Bill Finch says we’ll accommodate the kids if we have space and the feds foot the bill, a spokesman for New Haven Mayor Toni Harp proclaims we’re not stepping up to undermine Governor Dan Malloy, but now even Malloy is trying to find a political safe haven–after saying no–to address shelter for undocumented immigrants […]

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Primary Fever Heats Up In The City

July 22nd, 2014 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Three weeks left until the Tsunami Tuesday August 12 Democratic primary and absentee ballots are now available. What would a city election be without the magical world of AB-racadabra (Gotta reach out and grab ya). So who ya supporting?

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