In the closing days of a campaign you seek every advantage you can get. President Obama is scheduled to visit Bridgeport two days before the November 4 general election, in a reprise of 2010 at a location to be named, and wife Michelle will make a stop in New Haven next week for maybe a […]
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October 24th, 2014 · 33 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
October 22nd, 2014 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics
Four years ago, Barack Obama’s visit to Bridgeport jammed the Webster Bank Arena three days before Election Day in support of Democratic candidates. He’s now scheduled to return November 2, two days before the election rescheduling his postponed visit to Central High School from last week, according to an advisory released by the Connecticut Democratic […]
October 21st, 2014 · 1 Comment · News and Events, State Politics
Two weeks left until Election Day in this tight gubernatorial contest between Democrat Dan Malloy and Republican Tom Foley. Gun-rights activist Joe Visconti will also be on the ballot as a petitioning candidate. The Malloy campaign has launched a radio commercial from Michelle Obama. Listen to the spot here. Will Barack return?
October 17th, 2014 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Now that the Obama fever has died down for now, what are some of the key races heading into the homestretch of the November 4 general election? The big daddy race is for governor where Democratic incumbent Dan Malloy’s locked in a ferociously close contest with 2010 Republican nominee Tom Foley.
October 16th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics
Had Barack Obama’s scheduled visit to Bridgeport Wednesday night not been preempted by Ebola outbreak business, the game plan was for Mayor Bill Finch to introduce Governor Dan Malloy for whom the president was campaigning. These things tend to be love fests and the mayor had plenty of hugs and kisses planned for the president […]
October 16th, 2014 · 27 Comments · News and Events, State Politics
Even though President Obama cancelled a visit to New Jersey as well to address an Ebola response, and state Democratic leaders say he will return to Connecticut, Bridgeport Republican Town Chair John Slater questions in a statement the motive behind the president postponing his Bridgeport visit Wednesday, adding “I find this to be a convenient […]
October 15th, 2014 · 32 Comments · News and Events, State Politics
From the CT Post: Mayor Bill Finch, in a hastily called press conference, said that the city’s share of the cost of President Obama’s canceled visit is “irrelevant.”