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Entries Categorized as 'State Politics'

Garth: Jack McGregor The Most Attractive Candidate I Ever Handled

December 16th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Legendary political guru David Garth passed away on Monday. As his New York Times obituary points out, he was an innovator, a godfather of campaign consultants, having furthered the elections of New York City mayors John Lindsay, Ed Koch, Rudy Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg. He was the media brain behind New York governors Hugh Carey […]

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Dick: I Will Go Anywhere There’s A Crowd Of More Than Three People

November 29th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

U.S. Senator Dick Blumenthal emerged from his bar mitzvah conducting a news conference. And he hasn’t missed an opportunity to promote himself or something since, or so it seems. To Dick’s credit, he’s adopted a sense of humor along the way, as he noted the other day, “I will go anywhere there’s a crowd of […]

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New Faces Join Legislative Delegation, Moore, Rosario, Baker

November 10th, 2014 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

When the Connecticut General Assembly convenes for a long budget session in January, Bridgeport will feature three new faces in its eight-member legislative delegation, all Democrats. Delegation maneuvering and influence determines how much moolah floods Bridgeport from Hartford.

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Marilyn Moore’s Historic State Senate Win Completes Ed Gomes’ Revenge

November 9th, 2014 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

State Senate-elect Marilyn Moore never crafted her campaign as something potentially historic, she just went about her business putting in the retail work–lighting up phone lines and knocking on doors–so required in these types of elections when the biggest prize at the top of the ticket is governor. Last Tuesday she became the first black […]

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When One Night Turns Into Four More Years

November 8th, 2014 · 1 Comment · News and Events, State Politics

Excellent read from Ken Dixon, CT Post: Gov. Dan Malloy was walking the floor, hands behind his back, as the first numbers began to pop up on the computer spreadsheets.

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Rogue Candidate Foley Lost To The Porcupine Because Of Foley

November 6th, 2014 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

Conceding defeat, Republican Tom Foley announced “We did as well as a Republican can do in Connecticut.” Nope. Tom Foolery lost because the egomaniacal rogue candidate thought he was smart and everyone else stupid including his campaign advisers. He forgets, John Rowland won three times as a Republican candidate for governor. He failed to mention […]

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Moore Defeats Costantini For State Senate

November 4th, 2014 · 108 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Democratic State Senate candidate Marilyn Moore, who knocked off incumbent Anthony Musto in an August primary, has defeated Republican challenger Rick Costantini in Connecticut’s split city-suburban 22nd State Senate District, according to unofficial returns.

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