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Entries Categorized as 'State Politics'

The Signature Hunt Is On For Potential Primary Qualifiers, Tito Ayala Challenges Rosario

May 25th, 2016 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Maria Pereira, Charlie Coviello and Tito Ayala have hit the streets to secure signatures from registered Democrats to qualify for State House primaries in August. If they all make the ballot that means five of eight members of the city’s state legislative delegation will be campaigning this summer.

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McCarthy Wins Democratic Endorsement Over Moore For State Senate, Primary Looms

May 24th, 2016 · 47 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Bridgeport City Council President Tom McCarthy Monday night won the Democratic endorsement for Connecticut’s 22nd State Senate seat at the party convention over freshman incumbent Marilyn Moore who received enough support to qualify for an August primary. The delegate count was 34-12 at Testo’s Restaurant.

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State Senate Endorsements Tonight At Testo’s

May 23rd, 2016 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

More than 100 combined Democratic delegates will gather at Testo’s Restaurant tonight (Monday) to endorse candidates in two State Senate districts.

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Pereira: “Absolutely Not For Sale–EVER!” Challenges Stallworth In Legislative Run

May 21st, 2016 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events, State Politics

The banner affixed the window of Maria Pereira’s Upper East Side campaign headquarters says it all: “Absolutely not for sale–EVER!” Reaching deep into Bridgeport’s rich political history that includes a showman named Barnum and a mayoral Socialist named McLevy, it’s hard to find a figure who elicits in such a short time as much passion […]

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Peaceful Easy Feeling For Dem State House Endorsements

May 19th, 2016 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Boring! No fights. No arguments. No mud slinging. Democratic party regulars Thursday night at Testo’s Restaurant endorsed candidates for State House in a love fest convention by city political standards. The party convention that started at 6 p.m. ended before 7. But stay tuned for a couple of likely August  primaries.

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Hammer Time For Republicans, Dems Face Primary Time For State Senate, Pereira Gears Up For Stallworth In State House War

May 13th, 2016 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Strap in for another wild election season. When it comes to campaigns, Bridgeport is the city that never disappoints, right? Trumbull’s Board of Finance Chair Elaine Hammers has been endorsed by Republicans for Connecticut’s city-suburban 22nd State Senate seat. Whom will she face in the general election? Stay tuned for Bridgeport’s favorite sport, an August […]

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Himes: Opportunity, Equality And Justice

May 9th, 2016 · 5 Comments · City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Democratic Congressman Jim Himes Monday night was nominated for a 5th two-year term by delegates at Bridgeport’s Roosevelt School. Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District covers 17 towns including Bridgeport. Republicans have endorsed State Rep. John Shaban of Redding to challenge Himes. Himes acceptance speech follows: I am thrilled, honored and humbled to accept your nomination to […]

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When An Idiot Acts, Let’s Oblige The Whine–GOP Chief Romano Bans Hearst Reporter From Party Convention

May 6th, 2016 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Wah. Wah. Wah. Republican State Chairman J.R. Romano, who makes Pinocchio look like a truth teller, is whining about the treatment he’s received from Hearst Connecticut Media reporter Neil Vigdor. JR, how about some cheese to go with that whine?

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