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Entries Categorized as 'City Politics'

Ethan Book Challenges GOP Endorsed Candidate In State House Primary

July 6th, 2018 · 3 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Connecticut’s 128th State House District covers the East Side and Hollow. Republican Ethan Book, who’s at odds with party leadership, is challenging GOP-endorsed Luis Colon for the party nomination August 14 to face incumbent Democrat Chris Rosario in the general election. Book shares this piece on his perspective and background.

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Candidates Wait On Key Campaign Grants

July 5th, 2018 · 52 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

UPDATE: Bradley and Hanks qualified for grants on Thursday. The State Elections Enforcement Commission is in overdrive trying to keep pace with candidate grant requests under the state’s Citizens Election Program of publicly funded races. With August 14 primaries on the horizon a number of candidates are awaiting grant application approval for campaign spend-down in […]

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No Parking Pleasure At Beach, Lopez To City Council: Stop Being Props For Ganim Photo-ops

July 3rd, 2018 · 33 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez has stepped up on several occasions to leverage her legal might to the cause of rectifying government snafus such as parking meters and wastewater collection practices. Now a neighborhood cry has started urging her guidance to preserve a lot for Pleasure Beach parking in the East End, including an […]

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Working Families Party Endorses Aaron Turner

June 29th, 2018 · No Comments · City Politics, State Politics, Uncategorized

Aaron Turner, who is challenging Democratic endorsed Dennis Bradley in an August primary for the open seat in the 23rd State Senate district, has been endorsed by the Connecticut Working Families Party. Incumbent Ed Gomes, who’s backing Turner, is retiring.

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Who’s Your Horse? Democrat And Republican Candidates For August Primaries

June 28th, 2018 · 8 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Some qualified for primaries via party support at the respective conventions, others did so through petition drives. When Bridgeport electors show up for the August 14 primaries, they will have the following choices, according to the list of certified candidates issued by the office of the Connecticut Secretary of the State.

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A City Council General Election In The North End (Finally) Arrives, Herron And DeFilippo Win

June 26th, 2018 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

UPDATE: Herron and DeFilippo victorious. Hi there, how are ya? There’s a general election for City Council on Tuesday (today) in the North End 133rd District. How’d that happen?

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McCarthy Bids Goodbye To City Council A Second Time

June 19th, 2018 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

He thought he had bid farewell to the City Council last year, but just when he thought he was out former council President Tom McCarthy was pulled back in courtesy of court intervention involving a Democratic primary in the 133rd District that looks like it will finally be resolved in the upcoming general election.

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When In Congress, Go Back To Congress Street Bridge, Himes Returns

June 12th, 2018 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Ten years ago, challenging incumbent Republican Chris Shays, Jim Himes made his bones in Bridgeport barbecuing Shays on his failure to deliver bucks for a replacement drawbridge over the Pequonnock River to reconnect the East Side with Downtown forcing headquarters for the city’s Fire Department to navigate a longer route for responses after the bridge […]

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