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Looney Asserts Marilyn Delivers Moore For Her District

July 28th, 2016 · 1 Comment · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Touting the money she has returned to her district, State Senate President Martin Looney on Wednesday campaigned with State Senator Marilyn Moore tucked in a Democratic primary battle with party-endorsed City Council President Tom McCarthy.

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Stallworth Takes Unpaid Leave In Primary Brawl Against Pereira

July 27th, 2016 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

You know there’s a battle when an incumbent state representative takes a two-week unpaid leave from his six-figure city government job to hold on to his paid elected position. That’s what mayoral appointee Charlie Stallworth has done to fend off the self-styled piranha of city politics Maria Pereira, a member of the Board of Education, […]

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What, A Republican In The East End? Ganim Juggles Shaban Friendship, Walks Himes’ Tightrope

July 25th, 2016 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

A Republican was spotted in the East End over the weekend. When it comes to the African American-rich Democratic neighborhood in the state’s largest city where Democratic Mayor Joe Ganim ran up large pluralities last year, Republican political players have gone the way of the 8-track player. GOP congressional candidate John Shaban, a friend of […]

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OIB Poll: McCarthy Or Moore?

July 25th, 2016 · 27 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

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Ed Gomes Qualifies For Public Campaign Grant, Faces Bradley In Primary

July 20th, 2016 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Phew!–if you’re an Ed Gomes supporter. The State Elections Enforcement Commission on the Wednesday deadline approved a public campaign grant for State Senator Ed Gomes that will allow him to spend about $100,000 in his August 9 Democratic primary battle against party-endorsed Dennis Bradley, chair of the Board of Education.

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Service Employee Union Endorses Moore

July 19th, 2016 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Low-turnout primaries require bodies on the ground to churn out votes. That’s where union support can help a candidate, provided that rank and file members follow the lead of union leadership. The Service Employees International Union has endorsed Marilyn Moore for another term in the State Senate. She faces an August 9 Democratic primary against party-endorsed […]

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Ballot Battle For August 9 State Legislative Seats

July 18th, 2016 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Three weeks until the August 9 Democratic primaries featuring two State Senate and two State House races. Mail, door knocking and absentee ballots are now in full force.

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Herbst Bashes Dems’ Hypocritical Treatment Of Moore In State Senate Race

July 16th, 2016 · 39 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Republican First Selectman of Trumbull Tim Herbst, in a commentary, takes aim at local and state Democrats accusing them of not practicing what they preach when it comes to political inclusion asserting “watching this Democratic primary unfold in Bridgeport, Trumbull and Monroe is a case of absolute hypocrisy on the part of Connecticut Democrats.”

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