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Dreher Wins Spot On Republican Line For State Senate

January 30th, 2015 · 1 Comment · News and Events, State Politics

A paperwork processing glitch that had denied Republican Quentin Dreher a ballot spot for the February 24th special election for State Senate was rescued Friday by a court action filed by former Republican State Senator Rob Russo and approved by Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis.

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Changing Dynamic Of State Senate Race–Hare Chasing Gomes, Moales, DeJesus

January 30th, 2015 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The personal issues confronting Ricky DeJesus, the Democratic endorsed candidate for the February 24 special election, has transformed the course of the State Senate race. Some political operatives are rethinking their support of Dejesus. Where do they land? Or do they stick with DeJesus without enthusiasm for the task?

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DeJesus Child Support Issues Go Back Many Years, Some Supporters Pull Away From Endorsed Candidate

January 30th, 2015 · 3 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Several delegates to the state Democratic Party convention say privately to OIB had they known then what they know now Ed Gomes would have received their support, instead of Richard DeJesus for State Senate. More from Brian Lockhart, CT Post: “The defendant has refused or neglected to support the children as provided by law,” wrote […]

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“Ricky Nothing But Great To Me And Our Kids”

January 29th, 2015 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

When you’re a candidate embroiled in public chaos, as is the case with State Senate hopeful Richard DeJesus, it can be good to recruit a perceived victim to step up on your behalf to explain things away. OIB has received such an email claiming to be the ex-wife of City Councilman DeJesus who had promised […]

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Teachers Endorse Gomes

January 29th, 2015 · 6 Comments · Education, News and Events, State Politics

Hey, with all this drama playing out with Ricky DeJesus, there’s a special election for State Senate February 24. Former State Senator Ed Gomes has been endorsed by two teachers associations. News release: Connecticut teachers have endorsed Edwin Gomes for the special election in the 23rd Senate District, which includes portions of Bridgeport and Stratford.

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Torres Pushes Citizen Petition To Enforce City Charter Ending Conflicts Of Interest

January 29th, 2015 · 27 Comments · City Council, City Politics, State Politics

Republican City Councilman Enrique Torres, a candidate for the February 24 special election for Connecticut’s 129th State House District, has launched a petition drive both online here and in hard copy at his Harborview Market in Black Rock to build public support to enforce the Bridgeport City Charter that prohibits city employees from serving on […]

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Deadbeat DeJesus Hauled Into Court For Back Child Support, More Baggage For State Senate Candidate

January 28th, 2015 · 52 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

An arrest warrant was issued last May for City Councilman Richard DeJesus, the Democratic-endorsed candidate for State Senate, for failing to pay $35,700 in child support accumulated over several years, according to court records. This is the same DeJesus who owes $140,000 in back taxes in personal property from his businesses. DeJesus says he had […]

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