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Gomes, Stafstrom Support Government Reform Bill

February 26th, 2015 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics

As Ed Gomes and Steve Stafstrom prepare to enter the Connecticut legislature in mid session, fresh off special election wins, supporters of a government reform bill have picked up two allies in the ongoing effort to enforce the City Charter prohibiting city employees from serving on the City Council.

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Steady Eddy, Gomes Cruises To Victory Over DeJesus And Moales, Regains State Senate Seat

February 24th, 2015 · 62 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Riding a 100-strong ground operation, name recognition and the tax baggage of his chief opponents, 79-year-old Ed Gomes easily reclaimed the State Senate seat he lost in 2012 in a historic win running on the Connecticut Working Families Party line, over Democratic-endorsed Ricky DeJesus and petitioning candidate Ken Moales, a member of the Board of […]

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Where’s Tahiti When You Need It? You Voting In An Igloo For Special Elections?

February 24th, 2015 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

When polls opened Tuesday morning for the special elections for State House and State Senate, the temperature was record-breaking low. Do not despair, temps will rise into the balmy low 20s, according to weather reports. The average high in Bridgeport this time of year is 41 degrees. The record high? 60, set in 2012. How […]

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Campaign Operatives Gear Up For Tuesday’s Special Elections–Predictions?

February 21st, 2015 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics

Here we go, the weekend before Tuesday’s special elections for State Senate and State House. The various camps have segued to get-out-the-vote mode.

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Surfs Up! Big Wave Splashes Endorsement For Ed Gomes In State Senate Special Election

February 16th, 2015 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Former State Representative Chris Caruso, who’s maintained a low public profile since joining Governor Dan Malloy’s administration in 2011, is actively supporting Ed Gomes in the February 24 special election for State Senate.

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From Sizzle To Fizzle, The Rev’s Not Too Sharp On Voter Registration Deadline For Special Election

February 10th, 2015 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Under the guise of “voter registration service” in conjunction with the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, Rev. Al Sharpton is scheduled to visit Bridgeport Wednesday evening at the church of State Senate candidate Ken Moales. Problem is today (Tuesday) is the deadline to register by mail, according to elections officials. That means any new voter registration cards […]

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Two Weeks Left Until Special Elections–Who’s Your Horse?

February 10th, 2015 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

In politics you keep score. Of your friends, of your enemies (sometimes they’re the same), of your campaign money, of your public support. With two weeks left to the February 24 special elections for State Senate and State House, a whole lot of counting is going on.

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