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OIB Poll: Grading Aresta Johnson

July 15th, 2018 · No Comments · Education, News and Events, Uncategorized

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Paging Sinners And Saints – Lamont And Ganim Trade Barbs In Debate Battle

July 13th, 2018 · 39 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics, Uncategorized

In a political world of sinners and very few saints, party endorsed Ned Lamont and Mayor Joe Ganim squared off Thursday night in New Haven for their first head-to-head debate in advance of the August 14 Democratic primary for governor. Shared coverage follows:

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Political Operative Cited For Absentee Ballot Abuse Won’t Have To Pay $6K Fine

July 13th, 2018 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics, Uncategorized

A city political operative fined $6,000 by the State Elections Enforcement Commission for her role “taking unauthorized possession of absentee ballots” pertaining to the August 9, 2016 Democratic primary in Bridgeport between State Senator Ed Gomes and Dennis Bradley has gotten a reprieve from paying it. Sonia Belardo who was assisting the Bradley campaign will […]

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Grab A Cup Of Joe And Check Out Republican Finance Reports

July 12th, 2018 · 1 Comment · News and Events, State Politics

Two Republicans, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton and former Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst have qualified for public financing. Steve Obsitnik hopes to get there. Two other deep-pocketed candidates David Stemerman and Bob Stefanowski are largely self-funding their races for governor. One will emerge as the party standard bearer in the August 14 primary. Check out […]

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Ned In Driver’s Seat: Can’t Turn Around State In Year One, But You’re Sure As Heck Going To Know Where We’re Going

July 11th, 2018 · 15 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Democratic-endorsed Ned Lamont’s campaign launched the first television commercial for governor featuring the candidate behind the wheel of his car chatting about turning 64 and ruminating about the future. He faces an August 14 primary from Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim. Check out video. Transcript follows.

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Gander Ganim, Lamont Finance Reports For Governor

July 11th, 2018 · 23 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim loaned his campaign for governor another $25,000 on June 30 bringing in total $60,000 he has loaned among the nearly $800,000 raised, according to the latest filing with the State Elections Enforcement Commission. See Ganim finance report here. The finance report ending June 30 shows the campaign had on hand $316,343.10. Ganim and […]

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Key Union Endorses Bhargava For State Treasurer

July 11th, 2018 · No Comments · News and Events, State Politics

AFSCME Local 1522 that represents approximately 1,200 workers in Bridgeport, including employees at the Board of Education, Bridgeport Health Care and city government, has endorsed Dita Bhargava, Democratic candidate for state treasurer, in the August 14th primary. She faces party-endorsed Shawn Wooden.

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Nedheads And Eva-lution–Working Families Party Endorses Ned, Eva In Primary

July 10th, 2018 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Bye bye SuBy. The Connecticut Working Families Party is urging Democrats to split their ticket, Ned Lamont for governor and union activist Eva Bermudez Zimmerman for lieutenant governor in the August 14 primary. The support is both a repudiation of the convention-endorsed Democrat for lieutenant governor Susan Bysiewicz and an embrace of 31-year-old Bermudez Zimmerman […]

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