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Will Mayor’s Race Be A Yeller Or Yawner?

February 26th, 2015 · 33 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

The special elections are over, March is on the horizon, time to segue to the city’s big enchilada: the race for mayor.

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Merrill: ‘Enough Is Enough’–Wants Registrars Unelected

February 25th, 2015 · 25 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Connecticut’s chief elections official Denise Merrill, who’s elected by the people, is proposing to do away with elected registrars in favor of one serving that role as an appointed official. In a news release, Merrill says “Connecticut is the only state in the country that leaves election administration to two partisan locally elected officials.” From […]

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Precinct Results State House

February 25th, 2015 · 5 Comments · News and Events

Totals, Steve Stafstrom 776, Enrique Torres 720, Bob Keeley 154, Bob Halstead 48, Hector Diaz 45

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Precinct Results State Senate

February 25th, 2015 · 11 Comments · News and Events

The following is a breakdown of unofficial results by precinct for Tuesday’s State Senate special election. Connecticut’s 23rd Senate District covers two-thirds of Bridgeport and a piece of western Stratford.

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Steady Eddy, Gomes Cruises To Victory Over DeJesus And Moales, Regains State Senate Seat

February 24th, 2015 · 62 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Riding a 100-strong ground operation, name recognition and the tax baggage of his chief opponents, 79-year-old Ed Gomes easily reclaimed the State Senate seat he lost in 2012 in a historic win running on the Connecticut Working Families Party line, over Democratic-endorsed Ricky DeJesus and petitioning candidate Ken Moales, a member of the Board of […]

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Aided By Absentee Ballots, Stafstrom Narrowly Defeats Torres For State House

February 24th, 2015 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Former Democratic City Councilman Steve Stafstrom has narrowly defeated Republican Enrique Torres in the State House special election, according to unofficial returns from the Registrar’s Office: Stafstrom 776, Torres 720. Torres won on the machines by 20 votes, according to returns. Absentee ballots placed Stafstrom over the top. On his Facebook page Stafstrom wrote “Thank […]

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Early Unofficial Returns

February 24th, 2015 · No Comments · News and Events

State Senate Central: Gomes 51, Dejesus 18, Moales 17, Hare 1, Dreher 0 State House Central: Stafstrom 137, Torres 127, Keeley 62, Halstead 20, Diaz 11 State House Central: Stafstrom 37, Torres 26, Keeley 14, Halstead 5, Diaz 3 State House Black Rock: Torres 467, Stafstrom 359 State House Aquaculture Torres 48, Stafstrom 115 State […]

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