The campaign season begins in earnest next week right after Labor Day weekend, but that’s not stopping Democratic incumbent Congressman Jim Himes from stepping up his Bridgeport appearances, nor his Republican opponent Dan Debicella who was born in Bridgeport. In recent days Himes visited Pleasure Beach, now open for public access thanks to federal dough […]
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August 26th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics
August 25th, 2014 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics
In early 1992, the governor of Arkansas seeking the Democratic nomination for president over the likes of former California Governor Jerry Brown visited the Ralphola Taylor Center in the East End seeking votes for the Connecticut primary. Ernie Newton, a young city politician back in the day, recalls you could fill a phone booth with […]
August 21st, 2014 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Local election officials have cleaned up the city’s voter registration enrollment numbers reducing registered voters to roughly 57,000, down from more than 70,000 that had been maintained from the surging voter interest led by the 2008 presidential cycle with Barack Obama on the ballot.
August 20th, 2014 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Four years ago Bridgeport native Dan Debicella ran a competitive race against Democratic Congressman Jim Himes winning 47 percent of the vote in Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District two days after Barack Obama filled the Webster Bank Arena to juice city turnout. The Republican nominee received just 3447 votes in the state’s largest city to Himes’ […]
August 18th, 2014 · 60 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Governor Dan Malloy on Saturday visited Bridgeport Democratic campaign headquarters Downtown whipping up supporters to hit the streets to share the word about his crucial reelection bid against Republican Tom Foley whom he defeated by the slimmest of margins four years ago in the city ballot shortage that made national headlines.
August 15th, 2014 · 72 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Contemplating a run for mayor, retired city police officer David Daniels will host a roundtable discussion August 23 at 11 a.m. in the Bridgeport Public Library Downtown. “It’s a roundtable discussion that I will have with the community so they can tell me what their hopes and dreams are for this city,” says Daniels, “so […]
August 14th, 2014 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events, State Politics
For opponents of Mayor Bill Finch, it’s tempting to declare Anthony Musto’s city voter shellacking by Marilyn Moore was a referendum on the mayor. It’s not. It was a referendum on Anthony Musto from an opponent and a coalition force of many that drew a contrast on his job performance and disengagement from voter concerns.
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