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Long Line For Barack Tickets

October 13th, 2014 · 27 Comments · National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

At approximately 4 p.m. Monday roughly 500 people lined up outside the door to Democratic Headquarters on Wood Avenue waiting for tickets for a chance to see President Obama’s Wednesday night appearance at Central High School on behalf of Governor Dan Malloy. Tickets, one per person, were also being distributed from a headquarters on East […]

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Obama Returning To Bridgeport To Campaign For Malloy

October 10th, 2014 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The last time Barack Obama touched down in Connecticut’s most populous city four years ago, nearly 10,000 supporters jammed the Webster Bank Arena leading to an Election Day ballot shortage three days later that set off a frenzy to accommodate angry voters. A White House spokesperson confirmed Thursday afternoon that Obama will visit Bridgeport Wednesday […]

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

September 30th, 2014 · 76 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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