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Entries Categorized as 'State Politics'

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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Election Buying–Snarky Foley Places Price Tag On City Votes

April 9th, 2014 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Who says Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley doesn’t have a sense of humor? Reflecting on the 2010 race for governor when he lost a squeaker to Democrat Dan Malloy after an appearance by President Obama led to an embarrassing ballot shortage in the city, Foley told a political gathering in Fairfield the other night he’s scouring […]

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State Law Bars Newton From Public Campaign Funds, Moses: No Biggie, I’m Running To Win Old Seat

April 6th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Former State Senator Ernie Newton, the self-proclaimed Moses of his peeps, will not be deterred one bit from seeking his old State House seat this year irrespective of a new state law that bans his participation in Connecticut’s voluntary Citizens Election Program of publicly funded races. “Get ready, Newton coming!” he says. Newton says he […]

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Meet The Republican Candidates

April 6th, 2014 · 1 Comment · News and Events, State Politics

Hey, looking for a warmup event before the UConn national championship game? Check out the forum in Fairfield featuring Republican candidates this cycle. News release: The Fairfield Republican Town Committee will host a candidate forum open to the public on Monday, April 7th at 7p.m. in the main auditorium at Fairfield Ludlowe High School (785 […]

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Elections Commission Reacts To Supreme Court Decision: Elections Corrupted By Influence Of Money

April 4th, 2014 · 4 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From the State Elections Enforcement Commission: The Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission today issued the following statement from Commission Chair Anthony J. Castagno regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling earlier this week in the case of McCutcheon v. FEC that strikes down the federal cap on aggregate campaign contributions that individuals can give to candidates […]

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Will City Librarian Scott Hughes Shelve Ayala? Pondering State Senate Primary

April 2nd, 2014 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

City Librarian Scott Hughes, who recently won a seat on the Democratic Town Committee from the Upper East Side, is considering a run for State Senate against Democratic incumbent Andres Ayala. If Hughes challenges Ayala in an August primary, it certainly would make for an intriguing race.

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