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Entries Categorized as 'State Politics'

Shaban: What’s Good For A Kid In Darien Is Good For A Kid In Bridgeport

August 25th, 2016 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Bridgeport is generally alien territory for Republican candidates. John Shaban writes on his Bridgeport campaign web page “As the Republican candidate for US Congress in CT’s fourth district, many people reflexively ask “what is your Bridgeport strategy” … as if Bridgeport is a foreign land in need of a foreign policy.”

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Working Families Party Presses Malloy To Support Higher Wages

August 19th, 2016 · 13 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Emboldened by key primary wins last week that propelled State Senators Marilyn Moore and Ed Gomes, the Connecticut Working Families Party is pressing Governor Dan Malloy to support legislation requiring large companies to pay a state fee for employing workers less than $15 an hour, arguing low-wage workers must rely on public aid programs that […]

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Herbst Forms PAC In Support Of GOP State Legislative Races

August 17th, 2016 · 59 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst, the Republican candidate for state treasurer in 2014, announced on Wednesday the formation of TIMPAC, a political action committee in support of competitive legislation races as GOP operatives try to break Democratic control in the State Capitol. Attorney Christopher Russo of Bridgeport, who managed Herbst’s 2009 first selectman victory over Democratic incumbent Ray […]

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Hammer Time Versus Moore Time Race To Watch For State Senate

August 17th, 2016 · 32 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, State Politics

Republicans must pick up four seats to gain a majority in the State Senate and one of the targeted races to watch is the contest between GOP nominee Elaine Hammers and Democrat Marilyn Moore who emerged last week from a blowout win against primary opponent Tom McCarthy in Connecticut’s 22nd city-suburban swing district.

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Herbst: Disgruntled Ex-Republicans Hijacked Trumbull’s Democratic Party, Condemns Punishment Of Moore

August 10th, 2016 · 26 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Following Democratic State Senator Marilyn Moore’s blowout primary win over party-endorsed Tom McCarthy, including a strong showing in Trumbull in the multi-town district, Republican First Selectman Tim Herbst released this commentary calling her win a “repudiation of the party establishment and a repudiation of the politics of personal agendas and hatred.” Trumbull Dems who supported […]

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Moore Crushes McCarthy, Gomes Defeats Bradley, Stallworth Holds Off Pereira

August 10th, 2016 · 128 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

State Senator Marilyn Moore on Tuesday thrashed her Democratic primary opponent Tom McCarthy running up large pluralities in Bridgeport and performing strong in suburban Trumbull and Monroe, according to unofficial returns. State Senator Ed Gomes bested school board chairman Dennis Bradley and State Rep. Charlie Stallworth defeated school board member Maria Pereira in a close contest, […]

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Party Establishment Flips Finger Back At Pereira In State House War

August 6th, 2016 · 63 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Sometimes a primary result can come down to one digit. Supporters of State House incumbent Charlie Stallworth hope that’s the case in his favor, in more ways than one. A political action committee based in the East End has dropped an independent expenditure attack against school board member Maria Pereira who’s battling Stallworth in Connecticut’s […]

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The Truth About Trump–When Lies Are Acceptable In The World Of Trumpisms

August 5th, 2016 · 55 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, State Politics

In the spring of 1995, shortly after city voters overwhelmingly supported proposition of a casino complex in a non-binding referendum to influence state legislators opposed to gaming expansion, Mayor Joe Ganim was lamenting Donald Trump’s flip-flop promising financial support of the referendum for a gaming bill that was eventually rejected by the State Senate. Pondering […]

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