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Lamont Huge Statewide, Bradley Takes State Senate Primary, Stallworth Defeats Hanks In Tight Race

August 15th, 2018 · 62 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

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State Senate candidate Dennis Bradley Tuesday morning gives thumbs up in front of Harding High School precinct.

On a night Ned Lamont crushed Mayor Joe Ganim in the Democratic primary for governor, unofficial returns show Ganim winning Bridgeport in many city precincts but Lamont taking higher tax areas such as Black Rock and the North End. Dennis Bradley is the unofficial winner over Aaron Turner for State Senate 2,989 to 2,467 while incumbent Charlie Stallworth survived a tough challenge from Shante Hanks in the 126th State House District 1,145 to 1,037.
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Lamont: I’m Running To Be A Different Kind Of Governor

August 15th, 2018 · 1 Comment · News and Events, State Politics

Commentary from Ned Lamont:

When my wife Annie and I were first starting out years ago, we moved to Connecticut. It was a growing place with good jobs, good schools, and safe neighborhoods. The future was bright and opportunities were limitless. It was home.

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How Many Times Have You Voted?

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


Ned Lamont and wife Annie at his Bridgeport headquarters Tuesday morning.

Primary day in Connecticut. Looks like the rain will hold off for most of the day. And you thought you needed a canoe to make it to the polls. Primaries for governor and other statewide constitutional offices are on tap, as well as key legislative races in Bridgeport. Gubernatorial opponents Mayor Joe Ganim and Ned Lamont campaigned across the state on Monday in a final push. Follow primary results here.
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Police Captain Accused Of Racist Texts Retires

August 13th, 2018 · 26 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Captain Mark Straubel, a top aide to Police Chief Armando Perez, has announced his retirement following assertions he wrote racist text remarks about another captain that were turned over by a former city police officer who now works for the Stratford Police Department.
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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

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Will they come together after primary? Image from CT News Junkie.

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 little invested in rooting out corruption, and also a sign of trouble looming in November.”
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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 cashew crusher Jeff Kohut shares the private thoughts of Connecticut’s gubernatorial candidates the morning after.
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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

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Sample Democratic primary ballot, 23rd Senate/126th State House

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 you vote? See here.
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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 to get voters to pay attention to them and their qualifications. But Joe has decided to do things differently. To distract voters away from his record, he has spent much of his time asking voters to look at Ned or where Ned sleeps or where Ned grew up. While Ned has talked about saving Connecticut’s middle class, Joe has obsessed about the number of bedrooms in Ned’s house. While Ned has focused on what we need to do to improve public education in Connecticut’s biggest cities, Joe has been fixated on who cleans the bathrooms in Ned’s house.

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