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Entries Categorized as 'City Politics'

Moore, McCarthy Tout Key Fundraising In State Senate Battle

May 27th, 2016 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Freshman State Senator Marilyn Moore and her Democratic-endorsed August primary opponent City Council President Tom McCarthy both had mighty fundraising weeks as they gear up for a summer season of campaigning in what is shaping up as a hotly contested race in Connecticut’s 22nd District that covers one third of Bridgeport, all of Trumbull and […]

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Charles Smith Visits High School Chum Pereira (Phew! No Jordan or Pippen)

May 26th, 2016 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Harding High School basketball star Charles Smith stopped into the city Wednesday to visit his old classmate Maria Pereira at her East Main Street headquarters. They attended high school together in the mid 1980s.

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The Signature Hunt Is On For Potential Primary Qualifiers, Tito Ayala Challenges Rosario

May 25th, 2016 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Maria Pereira, Charlie Coviello and Tito Ayala have hit the streets to secure signatures from registered Democrats to qualify for State House primaries in August. If they all make the ballot that means five of eight members of the city’s state legislative delegation will be campaigning this summer.

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McCarthy Wins Democratic Endorsement Over Moore For State Senate, Primary Looms

May 24th, 2016 · 48 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Bridgeport City Council President Tom McCarthy Monday night won the Democratic endorsement for Connecticut’s 22nd State Senate seat at the party convention over freshman incumbent Marilyn Moore who received enough support to qualify for an August primary. The delegate count was 34-12 at Testo’s Restaurant.

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Bradley Grabs Dem Endorsement For State Senate, Gomes: Bring It On

May 24th, 2016 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Board of Education Chair Dennis Bradley Monday night won a close Democratic endorsement over incumbent Ed Gomes in Connecticut’s 23rd State Senate District. The delegate vote was 30 to 24 at Testo’s Restaurant. Get set for an August primary.

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State Senate Endorsements Tonight At Testo’s

May 23rd, 2016 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

More than 100 combined Democratic delegates will gather at Testo’s Restaurant tonight (Monday) to endorse candidates in two State Senate districts.

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Pereira: “Absolutely Not For Sale–EVER!” Challenges Stallworth In Legislative Run

May 21st, 2016 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events, State Politics

The banner affixed the window of Maria Pereira’s Upper East Side campaign headquarters says it all: “Absolutely not for sale–EVER!” Reaching deep into Bridgeport’s rich political history that includes a showman named Barnum and a mayoral Socialist named McLevy, it’s hard to find a figure who elicits in such a short time as much passion […]

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Bradley Plans State Senate Campaign Kickoff Against Gomes

May 20th, 2016 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Money is the mother’s milk of politics and State Senate candidate Dennis Bradley says he’s two-thirds of the way home to qualify for Connecticut’s Citizens Election Program of publicly funded races that would provide him about $100k to spend against incumbent Ed Gomes as they head to an August Democratic primary.

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