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What, A Republican In The East End? Ganim Juggles Shaban Friendship, Walks Himes’ Tightrope

July 25th, 2016 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

A Republican was spotted in the East End over the weekend. When it comes to the African American-rich Democratic neighborhood in the state’s largest city where Democratic Mayor Joe Ganim ran up large pluralities last year, Republican political players have gone the way of the 8-track player. GOP congressional candidate John Shaban, a friend of […]

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Bring It On: August Democratic Primary Matchups Set

June 8th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The August 9 Democratic legislative primaries are set. Four of eight members of the city’s state legislative delegation will have primaries: State Senator Marilyn Moore versus Tom McCarthy, State Senator Ed Gomes against Dennis Bradley, State Rep. Charlie Stallworth will take on Maria Pereira and State Rep. Andre Baker versus Charlie Coviello. Former City Council […]

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McCarthy Wins Democratic Endorsement Over Moore For State Senate, Primary Looms

May 24th, 2016 · 48 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Bridgeport City Council President Tom McCarthy Monday night won the Democratic endorsement for Connecticut’s 22nd State Senate seat at the party convention over freshman incumbent Marilyn Moore who received enough support to qualify for an August primary. The delegate count was 34-12 at Testo’s Restaurant.

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Himes: Opportunity, Equality And Justice

May 9th, 2016 · 5 Comments · City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Democratic Congressman Jim Himes Monday night was nominated for a 5th two-year term by delegates at Bridgeport’s Roosevelt School. Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District covers 17 towns including Bridgeport. Republicans have endorsed State Rep. John Shaban of Redding to challenge Himes. Himes acceptance speech follows: I am thrilled, honored and humbled to accept your nomination to […]

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Murphy, Blumenthal Push Smart Gun Technology

April 29th, 2016 · 5 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

News release: Today, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) reacted to the White House release of a report outlining a research and development strategy to expedite real-world deployment of smart gun technology. The report, prepared jointly by the Departments of Defense (DoD), Justice (DOJ) and Homeland Security (DHS), was ordered by President Obama in a […]

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Does Big Mac Want It Moore Than Marilyn? City Council President To Enter Race For State Senate

April 12th, 2016 · 61 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

City Council President Tom McCarthy says he will take on freshman State Senator Marilyn Moore in an August Democratic primary, setting the stage for what is shaping up as a hot summer legislative election season. Moore upset McCarthy ally incumbent Anthony Musto in a primary two years ago on her way to a general election […]

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City Arena Nets Geno Auriemma Applause

March 30th, 2016 · 4 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning, News and Events

A packed city arena attracting new visitors to Bridgeport was exactly what city officials and business leaders had in mind when it opened in 2001. The Webster Bank Arena has hosted President Barack Obama, high-profile rock shows, the circus that bears the name of the city’s all-time benefactor P.T. Barnum. But it has arguably hit […]

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April 2015 News Highlights, ‘Run Joe, Run,’ Finch Proposes No Tax Increase, Foster Hits Finch On Low Police Staffing

December 24th, 2015 · No Comments · News and Events

Who played the fool in April 2015? News highlights. Show us the money, honey. Moolah is the mother’s milk of political campaigns. Nothing like a little milk and honey, right? Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster has launched her Facebook page with an appeal to click her contribution website. Mayor Bill Finch, Joe Ganim and Howard […]

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