Four years ago Bridgeport native Dan Debicella ran a competitive race against Democratic Congressman Jim Himes winning 47 percent of the vote in Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District two days after Barack Obama filled the Webster Bank Arena to juice city turnout. The Republican nominee received just 3447 votes in the state’s largest city to Himes’ […]
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August 20th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics
August 18th, 2014 · 60 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Governor Dan Malloy on Saturday visited Bridgeport Democratic campaign headquarters Downtown whipping up supporters to hit the streets to share the word about his crucial reelection bid against Republican Tom Foley whom he defeated by the slimmest of margins four years ago in the city ballot shortage that made national headlines.
August 13th, 2014 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Marilyn Moore’s primary win over incumbent State Senator Anthony Musto places her against Republican Town Councilman Rick Costantini, an attorney with roots in Bridgeport, in the November general election. While the candidates bring party support bases to the table, the city-suburban district includes roughly 20,000 unaffiliated voters who can swing the difference.
July 29th, 2014 · 30 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Two weeks until the August 12 Tsunami Tuesday with loads of primary action out there involving Democrats locally and Republicans statewide. This is one of those cycles with implications that could extend into next year’s mayoral election.
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July 28th, 2014 · 40 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events, State Politics
A new poll conducted by the research firm You Gov in partnership with the The New York Times and CBS News shows Republican-endorsed Tom Foley with a nine-point lead over Democratic incumbent Dan Malloy. A poll conducted three weeks ago by national political consulting company Anazlone Liszt Grove Research showed Malloy and Foley in a […]
July 23rd, 2014 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Mayor Bill Finch says we’ll accommodate the kids if we have space and the feds foot the bill, a spokesman for New Haven Mayor Toni Harp proclaims we’re not stepping up to undermine Governor Dan Malloy, but now even Malloy is trying to find a political safe haven–after saying no–to address shelter for undocumented immigrants […]
July 22nd, 2014 · 29 Comments · News and Events
Rejected by Governor Malloy, Mayor Bill Finch is open to taking in migrant children … if the federal government pays for it and space allows. From the Connecticut Mirror: The City of Bridgeport is exploring whether it has the facilities that would meet federal requirements to host some of the Central American migrant children who […]