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Entries Categorized as 'National Politics'

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

August 20th, 2014 · 8 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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Oops! The Old Gray Lady Misfires Rob Russo’s Orbit, Names Him Star Of Planet Hillary

February 3rd, 2014 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, News and Events

Former Republican State Senator Rob Russo’s getting ribbed for The New York Times Magazine article last week that named him “One of the people that do all the work” in Hillary Clinton’s political operation for president. Russo’s wife Carolyn, a Hillary supporter, was pleased hubby was among the names featured in Hillary’s political planet that included Democratic powerhouses Lady […]

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Turnout Brisk In Black Rock, Low In Most City Neighborhoods

November 5th, 2013 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, National Politics

At 1 p.m., the halfway point of voting, turnout at Black Rock School was tracking well ahead of the rest of the city where Democratic City Councilors Sue Brannelly and Steven Stafstrom face a major test from Republicans Rick Torres and Phil Blagys in the 130th District that also includes a portion of the West […]

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Malloy: Feds Should Cover Unemployment Costs From Shutdown

October 4th, 2013 · 2 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

New release from Governor Malloy: (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy released the following statement calling on Congress to pass a resolution that includes compensation for the cost of unemployment benefits to furloughed workers, as well as for the costs incurred by the state Department of Labor for administering Unemployment Insurance program.

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Is This Government Shutdown A Plague On Both Houses?

October 2nd, 2013 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, News and Events

What are you making of this so-called federal shutdown? It’s having early impact on the poor in Bridgeport. Charlie Tisdale, executive director of the anti-poverty agency Advancement for Bridgeport Community Development that was forced to shut down 13 Head Start programs serving more than 300 city children, tells the CT Post: “We should be closing […]

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