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McCarthy Qualifies For Public Financing In State Senate Bid Against Moore

June 29th, 2016 · No Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The State Elections Enforcement Commission on Wednesday approved an $84,450 grant to the campaign of City Council President Tom McCarthy who’s facing State Senator Marilyn Moore in an August 9 Democratic primary. McCarthy will have the money to spend under the state’s Citizens Election Program of publicly funded races in addition to the $15,000 he […]

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Bring It On: August Democratic Primary Matchups Set

June 8th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The August 9 Democratic legislative primaries are set. Four of eight members of the city’s state legislative delegation will have primaries: State Senator Marilyn Moore versus Tom McCarthy, State Senator Ed Gomes against Dennis Bradley, State Rep. Charlie Stallworth will take on Maria Pereira and State Rep. Andre Baker versus Charlie Coviello. Former City Council […]

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Bradley Channels Ganim’s HQ, Coviello And Pereira Qualify For Primary Ballot

June 6th, 2016 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

UPDATE: State Senate candidate Dennis Bradley hopes Joe Ganim’s campaign headquarters good fortune rubs off on him. The endorsed Democrat against incumbent Ed Gomes has moved into Ganim’s old headquarters on Hudson Street off Capitol Avenue with an official kickoff this Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

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Former Councilman Asserts Hennessey’s School Board Party Switch Not Straight Up

June 6th, 2016 · 25 Comments · City Politics, Education

The resignation of Dave Hennessey from the Board of Education has triggered a controversy about the political affiliation of his replacement. Elected as a Democrat in 2013, Hennessey switched his party affiliation in January to Republican. Lawyers advising the BOE say his replacement must be a Republican. Board members are in the process of selecting […]

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The Signature Hunt Is On For Potential Primary Qualifiers, Tito Ayala Challenges Rosario

May 25th, 2016 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Maria Pereira, Charlie Coviello and Tito Ayala have hit the streets to secure signatures from registered Democrats to qualify for State House primaries in August. If they all make the ballot that means five of eight members of the city’s state legislative delegation will be campaigning this summer.

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Peaceful Easy Feeling For Dem State House Endorsements

May 19th, 2016 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Boring! No fights. No arguments. No mud slinging. Democratic party regulars Thursday night at Testo’s Restaurant endorsed candidates for State House in a love fest convention by city political standards. The party convention that started at 6 p.m. ended before 7. But stay tuned for a couple of likely August  primaries.

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Ganim’s Gomes-Bradley Balancing Act–Convention Time In The City, Followed By Primaries

May 18th, 2016 · 41 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Pols are maneuvering throughout the city. At least four among Bridgeport’s eight-member legislative delegation face August Democratic primaries. Thursday night at Testo’s Restaurant, the mothership of city politics owned by Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa, endorsements will take place for State House. Two incumbents Charlie Stallworth and Andre Baker have challengers.

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Hammer Time For Republicans, Dems Face Primary Time For State Senate, Pereira Gears Up For Stallworth In State House War

May 13th, 2016 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Strap in for another wild election season. When it comes to campaigns, Bridgeport is the city that never disappoints, right? Trumbull’s Board of Finance Chair Elaine Hammers has been endorsed by Republicans for Connecticut’s city-suburban 22nd State Senate seat. Whom will she face in the general election? Stay tuned for Bridgeport’s favorite sport, an August […]

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