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Entries Tagged as 'Barack Obama'

How Coalition Control Of School Board Self Destructed

November 17th, 2014 · 79 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education

In a September 2013 primary, insurgents wiped out the three Democratic-endorsed candidates for Board of Education providing an embarrassing political moment for Mayor Bill Finch’s education agenda and solidifying coalition control of school policy between the Connecticut Working Families Party and education advocates opposed to the mayor. What a difference a year makes.

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New Faces Join Legislative Delegation, Moore, Rosario, Baker

November 10th, 2014 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

When the Connecticut General Assembly convenes for a long budget session in January, Bridgeport will feature three new faces in its eight-member legislative delegation, all Democrats. Delegation maneuvering and influence determines how much moolah floods Bridgeport from Hartford.

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Did You Vote? Crunch Time

November 4th, 2014 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

On a perfect day for voting two days after President Obama visited Central High School to urge support of Governor Dan Malloy for another four-year term, city electors cast votes for the state’s highest office as well as other state and federal legislative seats. Bridgeport has roughly 58,000 registered voters, down several thousand electors from […]

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Barack Revs Up Hilltoppers At Central Campaign Stop For Malloy

November 3rd, 2014 · 34 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

President Barack Obama on Sunday rallied the Democratic base at a Central High School campaign stop for Governor Dan Malloy, pinched once again in a battle with his 2010 Republican opponent Tom Foley just two days from Tuesday’s vote that multiple polls call a dead heat possibly decided by urban turnout.

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Video From Obama Event, Full Text Of Speech In Bridgeport

November 3rd, 2014 · No Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Special thanks to Steve Krauchick from Doing It Local for video playlist. THE PRESIDENT: Hello, Bridgeport! (Applause.) Are you fired up?

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Visconti Bails As Polls Show Tight Race For Governor

November 2nd, 2014 · 39 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

On a day petitioning candidate for governor Joseph Visconti bailed out of the race (his name will still appear on the ballot) to endorse Republican Tom Foley, the latest Rasmussen poll shows the gubernatorial race just about a dead heat with Malloy a one-point edge. The Rasmussen poll did not include Visconti in its sampling.

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Presidential Visit With A Lot On The Line, Obama Rallies The Base

November 2nd, 2014 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

OIB friend Frank Gerratana supplied a montage of images his dad took during his years as lead photographer of the old Bridgeport Herald. If an important pol set foot in Bridgeport, Gerratana was there to chronicle it in photos those many decades ago.

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