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Entries Tagged as 'Barack Obama'

How Much Mud Will Stick In Final Week?

August 7th, 2018 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

One week left to primary day in Connecticut. Who has the mo? Two Democrats and five Republicans have seven more days to persuade electors to advance them to the general election. While Mayor Joe Ganim pitches himself as the ordinary guy against rich-guy Democratic front runner Ned Lamont, two seasoned GOP campaigners Danbury Mayor Mark […]

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Stemerman Blasts Stefanowski As RINO, Both Former Dems

July 18th, 2018 · 11 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Is GOP gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski a Republican in name only? Rival David Stemerman, who is also largely self-funding his race, blasts him in a campaign video for being a Democrat up until last year and making campaign contributions to Democrats. Stemerman was also a registered Democrat more than a decade ago and contributed $2,300 to […]

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Lamont Hopes Message Maven Is On The Mark

July 2nd, 2018 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

In 2006 little-known cable television entrepreneur Ned Lamont stormed the national scene defeating U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman in a Democratic primary. Lamont’s anti-war message that worked in the primary failed to pivot to unaffiliated voters who settle statewide races in Connecticut. Lieberman retained his seat on a third-party line. Four years later Lamont’s overwhelming money […]

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When In Congress, Go Back To Congress Street Bridge, Himes Returns

June 12th, 2018 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Ten years ago, challenging incumbent Republican Chris Shays, Jim Himes made his bones in Bridgeport barbecuing Shays on his failure to deliver bucks for a replacement drawbridge over the Pequonnock River to reconnect the East Side with Downtown forcing headquarters for the city’s Fire Department to navigate a longer route for responses after the bridge […]

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Faith-Based Group Urges More Money For Education

May 5th, 2018 · 5 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events

Dozens of clergy members aligned with FaithActs for Education are urging the City Council to add millions more to school spending as the budget process comes to a close the next few days. Letter follows: As you prepare to approve the city’s budget, we urge you to support a minimum $4.25 million increase in local education […]

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Jepsen Backs Lamont For Governor

March 26th, 2018 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Had Attorney General George Jepsen sought Connecticut’s top office he’d likely be the Democratic standard bearer. Eschewing a third term as the state’s top civil attorney, Jepsen on Monday endorsed Ned Lamont for governor declaring “Of all the Democratic candidates, Ned is the only one who can win the November general election.”

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As Construction Progresses, Debate Centers On Harding Name

March 14th, 2018 · 45 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

With construction of a new facility to replace Harding High progressing for the next school year, the naming of the school has reemerged. Keep the name or something new? Four years ago then Mayor Bill Finch, whose administration secured property off Boston Avenue from General Electric to build a modern facility, suggested renaming the school […]

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Bridgeport And Camelot–Mark Twain Scholar New UB President

March 9th, 2018 · 1 Comment · News and Events

We marched comfortably along, through glades and over brooks which I could not remember to have seen before–which puzzled me and made me wonder–and yet we did not come to any circus or sign of a circus. So I gave up the idea of a circus, and concluded he was from an asylum. But we […]

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