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Shoutin’ For Boughton–Danbury Mayor Endorsed For Governor At GOP Convention, Herbst, Obsitnik Qualify For Primary, Walker Ends Bid

May 12th, 2018 · 33 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Bridgeport resident David Walker came up short for the 15 percent delegate support necessary to qualify for a primary. Walker announced he has ended his campaign for governor, declining a labor-intensive petitioning effort to make the ballot.

From Hartford Courant:

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton collected the Republican endorsement at a raucous party convention Saturday, providing him with a key boost for his quest to become Connecticut’s 89th governor.

Boughton beat back a fierce challenge from former Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst and a surprisingly strong showing from tech entrepreneur Steve Obsitnik. Both men plan to challenge Boughton in a primary.

Full story here.

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  • Ron Mackey

    I see Dave Walker doing a lot of arm twisting to get 10% at 3:06 pm MAY 12,2018, 104 VOTES – 9.18%.

    • Bob Walsh

      Go Walker, Go Walker, Go Walker!!!
      Walk(er) don’t run

    • Joe McLaine

      Ron,
      I will say that any candidate that is supported by Mike Garrett and the lazy dysfunctional BRTC would have better luck going for a swim with a ships anchor around their neck. If Walker distanced himself from this group he would have done much better.

  • Bob Walsh

    Woa!!!
    What happened to Walker?
    His names not up there

  • Ron Mackey

    Mayor Mark Boughton and who?

  • Lisa Parziale

    I say Tim Herbst as Lieutenant Governor.

    • Marshall Marcus

      Don’t wish Tim on us. It’s time he stops feeding at the public trough and gets a real job in the private sector.
      We don’t need the gun toting bully on the public payroll anymore.

      • Local Eyes

        During his term, Tim Herbst wasn’t feeding at the public trough. He was guarding it.

        • Marshall Marcus

          @localeyes………….
          He wasn’t guarding it. Look at the untold thousands paid to his former employer: Owens, Schine and Nicola and his new employer: Cohen and Wolf.
          The untold thousands lost on legal fees suing, Bridgeport, Monroe, Barbarotta. Defending against the lawsuit by his wronged Brother-in-law.
          The Millions wasted buying 4 houses for a senior center not built.
          The $70,000 he paid Michael Bolton not to perform.
          The millions spent overpaying downcounty Republicans: Lynn Arnow, fired by Stamford, McCarthy fired by Westport, Hassenkamp fired in Norwalk, The HEalth Director fired by Norwalk.

          The *)K per year savings he lied about getting by dissolving the Trumbull-Monroe Health District which actually costs Trumbull an additional 50K per year.

          BULLSHIT>……he didn’t guard the publics funds, he squandered them, The rainy day fund was raided. Maintenance on schools and parks defereed. He sent out tax bills marked to be determined. Counted $1 million in revenue for tipping fees that were NEVER approved by his rubber stamp Republican lackeys on the Town Council.
          You just keep drinking that Trumplican Kool-Aid.

          • Marshall Marcus

            8o,000 dollars he claimed we’v save by having our own health department

    • The Bridgeport Kid

      Tim Herbst will make a good assistant manager at RAC.

  • Local Eyes

    We pontificate here, right?
    Here’s what Only in Bridgeport has taught me: if you own a Danbury-themed website, you’re still relevant.
    This blog puts me on the sideline-any better, and I’d be in the game!

  • Owen Denzin

    Ron, Don, Mojo: “Don’t vote for these Republicans, they will put you back in chains !!” Say that like VP Biden did years ago in front of a black crowd. There’s a reason why the Democratic party’s logo is a donkey.. Donkeys voting for donkeys, especially here in Bpt and CT

  • Owen Denzin

    Lets vote for Joe and Ernie Newton !! They can finish off the mess that Malloy and the Dems created. Ron, Mojo and Don the three brainwashed morons will sign up for that

  • charlie

    I could not nor will not vote for any professional politician. They have no concept what it’s like to struggle for a job and make ends meet. They give lip service to the poor and try to empathize but unless you have been in the condition of struggle nobody can feel the pain.

  • Harvey Weintraub

    No candidate jumps out at me as of yet, we’ll see. #ANYONEBUTJOE

  • Ron Mackey

    Owen, let’s get John Rowland out of jail and let him run for governor again.

  • Donald Day

    Oh Owen, what a fool you are. Mackey and I are strong Black men who broke the chains of oppression, physical, mentally and psychologically years ago and that’s what bothers you. If you don’t know you better ask somebody or Google me. Go to the Supreme Court decision in the case of Ricci v Stefano and read the minority decision written by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and see what she had to say about Day and Mackey. Again, if you don’t know you better ask somebody.

  • Jeff Kohut

    Quick calculation followed by a cost-effectiveness analysis?…

    I think that when everything shakes out of the Republican equation in the next few months, David Walker will realize that it might have been worth the risk of hanging in the race…

    It would seem that maybe there was a bit too much in the way of emotionless number-crunching and cost-effectiveness analysis in the Walker campaign. Maybe there is a Plan B in the Walker campaign for re-entry into the race in the event that the Republican Party finds that it needs a Plan B later in the campaign? (With the cast of Republican characters now in the race, it wouldn’t seem far-fetched that they could wind up needing a back-up between now and November…)

    In any event, good luck to David Walker — wherever he might land in the future…

  • charlie

    Does anybody know what Boughton’s position on the Bridgeport casino is?

    • Jennifer Buchanan

      Charlie, while he’s a professional politician Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton said there isn’t enough adequate data on whether tribal or commercial casinos are in the people’s best interest, but agrees that gaming expansion could be beneficial.

    • Ron Mackey

      Connecticut GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Talk Casinos, Urge MGM and Tribes to Work Together

      April 05, 2018 By Devin O’Connor

      Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton said there isn’t enough adequate data on whether tribal or commercial casinos are in the people’s best interest, but agrees that gaming expansion could be beneficial.

  • Mojo

    *** O.D is a racist sheep @ heart in wolf’s clothing who uses political haggling to spue his most inner feeling’s on his little neanderthal mind. However, it is America & he’s entitled to say & feel whatever is in his black kool-aid pumping heart, no? *** “GOD BLESS AMERICA, WHERE TRUMP, O.D & HIS KIND WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN” ***NOT***

  • Joe McLaine

    Is Owen Denzin a real person or is that possibly Mike Garrett’s pen name?

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