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Entries Categorized as 'National Politics'

‘Principled, Transparent, Ethical’–Can You Name Someone?

September 30th, 2014 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, State Politics

On Monday, former Board of Education member Maria Pereira wrote in an OIB comment, “Unfortunately, there are so few Bridgeport politicians who are principled, transparent and ethical.” If that’s the case, why is it the case? And does Bridgeport own a monopoly on dubious decision making? If you start preening pols who are “principled, transparent […]

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Navigating Himes-Debicella Maritime Political Posturing

September 11th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

On Monday, Republican candidate for Congress Dan Debicella stood in front of the failed Derecktor Shipyards lot criticizing Democratic incumbent Jim Himes for supporting a $3 million government assistance package for the bottomed-out luxury yacht builder in the city’s East End, claiming Himes backed a sweetheart deal. Essentially, Debicella was recycling a GOP campaign complaint […]

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Debicella Calls For Urban Enterprise Zones, Hits Himes On Failed Shipyard, Himes Spokesperson Cites Hypocrisy

September 8th, 2014 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Declaring an urban enterprise zone with a lifetime of tax-free incentives is the way to stimulate Bridgeport’s economy, Republican candidate for Congress Dan Debicella on Monday chided Democratic incumbent Jim Himes for supporting a $3 million government assistance package for the now-closed luxury yacht builder Derecktor Shipyards in the city’s East End, claiming Himes “wasted […]

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Debicella Visits Rescue Mission, Himes Visits Pleasure Beach

August 26th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

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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Debicella’s Bridgeport Listening Tour, Represent The Needs Of All People

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’ […]

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Debicella Ad Scrubs A Messy Washington

June 18th, 2014 · 16 Comments · National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Republican candidate for Congress Dan Debicella who was raised in Bridgeport has launched the first television ad of his campaign claiming things in Washington are “messy” and his Democratic opponent Jim Himes is part of the problem.

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Debicella Endorsed To Face Himes In Rematch

May 16th, 2014 · 4 Comments · National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Bridgeport native Dan Debicella was endorsed by Republicans on Friday to face Democratic Congressman Jim Himes in a rematch of their 2010 race. From Debicella campaign: Dan Debicella of Shelton is now the Republican nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives in Connecticut’s Fourth District. He won the convention with an overwhelming 93% of the […]

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