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Campaign 2015–Who’ll Throw First Punch In Mayor’s Race?

April 28th, 2015 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Who’s gonna draw first blood in the mayoral race? The first punch? First attack? The quest to serve as the city’s chief executive is now taking shape. Mayor Bill Finch seeks a third four-year term, Joe Ganim wants his old job back and Mary-Jane Foster has entered presumably to frame herself as the viable alternative. […]

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Hector Diaz Calls On Political Friends For State House Run

February 17th, 2015 · 6 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

About a week from the February 24 special election for State House, former State Representative Hector Diaz hosted a who’s who of political supporters at a recent campaign rally in Black Rock including former Mayor Joe Ganim, former City Councilman Tito Ayala as well as former NBA hoop star Wes Matthews. Hey Joe, you shoot […]

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Who’ll Get Behind Wheel Of Ayala’s Seat? The City’s Political Fast Lane

December 23rd, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics

Now in the driver’s seat, Andres Ayala shouldn’t have to worry about his voting address anymore. On January 7, the state senator is scheduled to become commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles. A special election will be scheduled to fill his vacancy. Could this be a free-for-all?

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Come On-A My House, Ayala House

November 30th, 2014 · 10 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

When it comes to bona fide residency, the Ayala family of political operatives could be a reality television series, be it State Senator Andres Ayala, his cousin outgoing State Rep. Christina or his uncle Tito, a former city councilman.

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Andres Ayala’s Mountain Of Absentee Ballots

July 25th, 2014 · 38 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Is there a book in the Bridgeport Public Library to school City Librarian Scott Hughes in the craft of absentee ballots? Quick Scott, take that book out. On Wednesday stretched-thin workers in the Town Clerk’s Office mailed out roughly 850 absentee ballots. And, with less than three weeks until the August 12 Democratic primary, they’re […]

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Primary Fever Heats Up In The City

July 22nd, 2014 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Three weeks left until the Tsunami Tuesday August 12 Democratic primary and absentee ballots are now available. What would a city election be without the magical world of AB-racadabra (Gotta reach out and grab ya). So who ya supporting?

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Christina Ayala Qualifies For Primary Against Chris Rosario

June 6th, 2014 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Incumbent State Rep. Christina Ayala has qualified for the Aug. 12 primary to challenge Democratic Party endorsed Chris Rosario who has the backing of Mayor Bill Finch’s political operation.

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Step Up Provocateurs! Casting Call For Bridgeport Reality Show

May 6th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

The state’s largest city is loaded with characters, personalities and oddities. Hey, that’s why we call it Only In Bridgeport. What did the late scribe James G. Clark write, “Bridgeport … where the circus never left town.” P.T. Barnum, who made Bridgeport his home, would be proud. Reality shows are a big deal and a […]

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