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After Tuesday’s Vote, How Will Dust Clear?

August 13th, 2018 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Bill Curry, two-time Democratic nominee for governor in Connecticut who twice lost to Republican John Rowland, writes “We Democrats will learn a lot about ourselves from the fates of Lamont and Ganim and Mattei and Tong. If Mattei goes down, or Ganim wins a town outside Bridgeport, it will be a sign we’re far too […]

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They’ll Need A Shrink The Morning After

August 13th, 2018 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

Wednesday morning five candidates for governor will wake up with a miserable hangover from Tuesday’s primary results. The two who prevail in their respective parties will march on to the general election wondering about their sanity. What if I win? Good luck with that in a state drowning in red ink. And so, OIB resident […]

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More Than 1,000 Votes Cast In Bridgeport By Absentee Ballot For Tuesday Primaries

August 13th, 2018 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

If friends, neighbors, family members want to vote in Tuesday’s primaries the deadline for new or unaffiliated voters to register with a party in person with the local registrar of voters or town clerk of residence is noon Monday. You cannot switch parties to vote in a primary. That deadline has passed. Not sure where […]

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Medina: I’m Voting For Ned

August 13th, 2018 · 14 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Former Board of Education member and 2003 mayoral candidate Max Medina shares why he’s voting for Ned Lamont over Joe Ganim. On August 14, 2018 registered Democrats get to vote for either their endorsed nominee, Ned Lament or his challenger, Joe Ganim to be the party’s gubernatorial candidate in November’s general election. Most candidates try […]

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FaithActs Hosts Candidate Meet And Greet

August 11th, 2018 · 5 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

News release from FaithActs for Education FaithActs for Education, a Bridgeport-based nonprofit organization, launched their 2018 get out the vote (GOTV) efforts with a non-partisan candidate meet and greet event. 19 candidates for governor, lieutenant governor, U.S. Senate, treasurer, attorney general, state senate, and state representative offices attended and had the opportunity to address more […]

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Ganim: Dem Leaders Secretly Helping Lamont–Ned Spokesman: Joe Doesn’t Deserve Public Trust

August 10th, 2018 · 29 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From Jon Lender, Hartford Courant: Democratic gubernatorial challenger Joe Ganim said Friday that an internal legislative campaign document shows that high-level state Democrats have secretly–and possibly illegally–assisted party-endorsed candidate Ned Lamont in voter-canvassing efforts toward Tuesday’s primary, which will determine the party’s nominee in the November election.

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Rowdy Crowd At State Senate Forum

August 10th, 2018 · 3 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

A raucous crowd attended a State Senate candidate forum Thursday night at the University of Bridgeport co-hosted by Bridgeport Generation Now featuring Democrats Dennis Bradley and Aaron Turner and Republicans John Rodriguez and Casimir Mizera. Check out the video. The respective party candidates square off in Tuesday’s primaries.

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Turner Backed By Current And Former School Board Members

August 10th, 2018 · 2 Comments · Education, News and Events, State Politics

Eight current and former members of the Board of Education are supporting Aaron Turner for State Senate over sitting school board member Dennis Bradley in Tuesday’s Democratic primary. Endorsement letter follows from Maria Pereira, Ben Walker, Joe Sokolovic, John Bagley, Howard Gardner,  Sauda Efia-Baraka, Bobby Simmons and Max Medina.

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