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Entries Categorized as 'State Politics'

Political Primaries, The Favorite Sport In The City

April 23rd, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Primary fever’s on high alert in the state’s largest city as Democratic political operatives prepare for upcoming district conventions as well as expected August contests to choose party nominees. At look at the landscape:

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Working Families Party Won’t Rule Out Pelto Endorsement For Governor

April 22nd, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events, State Politics

In 2010, Tom Foley received more votes for governor on the Republican line than Dan Malloy received on the Democratic line. The 20,000-vote difference was the Connecticut Working Families Party line where Malloy’s name also appeared for an extra 26,308 votes. Combined with his Democratic vote haul, Malloy was elected governor by roughly 6,000 votes […]

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Will State Rep. Don Clemons Retire? Either Way, Ernie Newton Poises Comeback To Legislature

April 22nd, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

State Rep. Don Clemons is telling legislative leadership in Hartford he will not seek another term after 10 years in the Connecticut Legislature, setting up the comeback of Ernie Newton to reclaim the East End legislative district he occupied prior to Clemons. If there’s a television reality show in the making for politicians, Newton’s gotta […]

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Kohut: Bridgeport An Education Lab Rat For State

April 22nd, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, State Politics

2011 mayoral candidate Jeff Kohut, in a commentary, does not hold back his observations about state and local political leadership. From Kohut: The State of Connecticut has become the national policy laboratory for the debate over the remediation of the US public education system, with Bridgeport serving as the principal lab rat in this regard.

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Musto: Screw The City Charter–Gauging Musto’s Pinocchio Meter

April 21st, 2014 · 62 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, State Politics

The Bridgeport political establishment’s chief lapdog Anthony Musto is at it again. The Democratic state senator so terrified of the political payroll serving on the City Council in defiance of the City Charter whines Bridgeport voters should decide whether city employees should serve on the council. It obviously has escaped Musto, a lawyer, city voters […]

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Christina Ayala: I’m Running–Rosario Poised For Endorsement

April 15th, 2014 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

If State Rep. Christina Ayala’s to win a second two-year term she’ll have to wage a primary against Chris Rosario, the city’s director of Anti-Blight and Illegal Dumping, who has formed a candidate committee (see here) raising money to qualify for the state’s Citizens Election Program of publicly funded campaigns. Ayala has only recently formed […]

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Game On! Moore Matches Musto In State Senate Fundraising

April 12th, 2014 · 13 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Democratic State Senate candidate Marilyn Moore posted a strong fundraising quarter, according to her campaign filing with the State Elections Enforcement Commission, as she seeks to unseat three-term State Senator Anthony Musto in Connecticut’s 22nd District that includes portions of Bridgeport, Monroe and all of Trumbull. Her filing shows she has raised nearly $10,000 in […]

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