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Entries Tagged as 'Anderson Ayala'

Gomes, DeJesus Battle For State Senate Special Election Endorsement, Moales Postures For Run

January 15th, 2015 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Update: Board of Education member Ken Moales took out petition paperwork today to try to qualify for the State Senate special election. He must turn in 103 certified signatures of registered voters in the 23rd State Senate District to the Town Clerk’s Office by 4 p.m. Friday to qualify for the February 24 ballot.

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Working Families Party Endorses Gomes For State Senate Special Election

January 14th, 2015 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The Connecticut Working Families Party on Tuesday endorsed former State Senator Ed Gomes for his old seat in the February 24 special election to fill the vacancy of Andres Ayala, the new commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles. If Gomes wins the Democratic Party endorsement Thursday night at Testo’s restaurant he’ll appear on two […]

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Spending Taxpayer Money On Nonprofits–Legit Or Buying Votes?

May 5th, 2014 · 12 Comments · City Budget, City Council

City budget hound John Marshall Lee says it’s easy to be generous with other people’s money. He charges, in remarks made to the City Council Monday night, council members donations to nonprofits are “outrageous and illegal. What will you do about it?” Council President McCarthy, members of the Council, respected citizens and taxpayers. Were I […]

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Several Veteran Slates Win DTC Races, Some Challenge Slates Make Gains, Absentee Ballots Play Role, Pereira A Factor In Upper East Side

March 5th, 2014 · 40 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE, includes link to unofficial results here: Veteran slates in Black Rock, North End, West Side and East Side were victorious on Tuesday while challenge slates in three other districts picked up a number of seats for election to the 90-member Democratic Town Committee. Seven of 10 districts had primaries. Absentee ballots made the difference […]

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Finally Here! Democratic Town Committee Primaries–Don’t Mess With Maria

March 4th, 2014 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Update: Bridgeport Working Families Party Chair Maria Pereira, a registered Democrat, is passionate about her political work. So passionate, she’s handing out cut cards to her voter contacts in front of Hooker School precinct crossing out the names of town committee candidates she had supported including Pat Fardy and Ann Barney in the Upper East […]

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Showdown For Democratic Town Committe Primaries–What Slate Are You Supporting Tuesday?

March 3rd, 2014 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

What are you hearing on the eve of Democratic Town Committee primaries in seven political districts? It’s been a long time since the city’s experienced this type of action in so many districts. The winners will join the 90-member DTC that elects a chairman and endorses candidates for public office this year and next year […]

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Snow And Absentee Ballots Blanket Town Committee Primaries, Senior Voters: “We’re Waiting For Lydia”–Maria Pereira’s Vindictive Streak

February 27th, 2014 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

With snow projected on the eve of Tuesday’s Democratic Town Committee primaries in seven districts it looks like more votes will be cast via absentee ballot than electors showing at the polls. The Town Clerk’s Office has mailed roughly 1000 absentee ballots with 400 having been returned. That means several hundred more will likely come […]

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Bad Blood Political Showdown In One Week, Town Committee Home Stretch

February 24th, 2014 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

In a scene from The Godfather, Clemenza schools Michael Corleone, practicing to Swiss cheese a corrupt police captain, about family rivalries. Michael: “How bad do you think it’s gonna be?” Clemenza: “Pretty goddamn bad. Probably all the other families will line up against us. That’s all right. These things gotta happen every five years or […]

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