UPDATE: State Senator Ed Gomes on Wednesday filed a complaint in Bridgeport Superior Court asking a state judge to place his name on the August 9 Democratic primary ballot after his candidacy application was rejected by the Office of the Connecticut Secretary of State following a campaign paperwork glitch. Gomes wants to challenge party endorsed Dennis Bradley, […]
Entries Tagged as 'Andres Ayala'
June 22nd, 2016 · 31 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
June 16th, 2016 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
A paperwork gaffe has placed in jeopardy State Senator Ed Gomes’ ballot spot for the August 9 Democratic primary against party endorsed Dennis Bradley, chairman of the Board of Education. Connecticut Secretary of the State spokesperson Patrick Gallahue confirmed Wednesday night that Gomes’ name will not appear on the primary ballot.
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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May 24th, 2016 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Board of Education Chair Dennis Bradley Monday night won a close Democratic endorsement over incumbent Ed Gomes in Connecticut’s 23rd State Senate District. The delegate vote was 30 to 24 at Testo’s Restaurant. Get set for an August primary.
April 21st, 2016 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Politics is a crazy business. It takes endurance, timing and patience. Down one day, up the next. Banned to parts unknown, resurrected by events. Ernie Newton for sure knows the highs and lows of political life. Just when you think he’s out, he positions back in.
April 13th, 2016 · 140 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Last summer was the craziest election season in Connecticut’s largest city. Joe Ganim stormed back to make redemption history, upsetting Bill Finch in a September primary relegating Finch the first mayor in city history to lose a primary. How do you top that? Likely never. But when it comes to politics, Bridgeport is the city […]
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Political Machine Or Sputtering Jalopy? Democratic Party Endorsement Often Overrated In Primary Battles
April 4th, 2016 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics
The facts speak to this as well covering Democratic Party endorsements in recent years for high profile races. For example:
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March 23rd, 2016 · 30 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics
If it happens, this one has the makings of a political battle royal. City Council President Tom McCarthy is considering a primary challenge of freshman State Senator Marilyn Moore who upset incumbent Anthony Musto in a 2014 Democratic primary. Musto is now the elected treasurer in the Town of Trumbull where McCarthy must do well […]