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Republican Elections Candidate Promises To Safeguard Vote, Channels City Ballot Shortage

September 16th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

When you’re trying to gain voter traction, it’s always good to raise the specter of Bridgeport elections, right? In his first general election ad, Republican candidate for Connecticut Secretary of the State Peter Lumaj highlights the 2010 gubernatorial election when a ballot shortage in the state’s largest city created chaos and national headlines.

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Debicella Emphasizes Taxes And Jobs In Latest Bridgeport Stop

September 3rd, 2014 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Visiting Hispanic-owned businesses, serving lunch at the Bridgeport Rescue Mission, meeting voters at Harborview Market in Black Rock. No one can accuse Republican congressional candidate Dan Debicella, a Bridgeport native, of not spending time in the state’s largest city in his quest to unseat Democratic incumbent Jim Himes.

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Voter Enrollment Cleaned Up, Dems With 10 To 1 Registration Advantage

August 21st, 2014 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Local election officials have cleaned up the city’s voter registration enrollment numbers reducing registered voters to roughly 57,000, down from more than 70,000 that had been maintained from the surging voter interest led by the 2008 presidential cycle with Barack Obama on the ballot.

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Debicella’s Bridgeport Listening Tour, Represent The Needs Of All People

August 20th, 2014 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

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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Malloy Urges Voter Turnout, Declares Foley Bad For Cities And State

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.

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Moore Versus Costantini In General Election For State Senate

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.

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Homestretch To Primary Tuesday, $400K In Public Funds For City Races

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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