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School Board Challenge Slate Shocks Endorsed Dems, Win All Three Seats; Several City Council Incumbents Toast

September 11th, 2013 · 41 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

The Board of Education challenge slate on Tuesday upset three endorsed candidates in a Democratic primary running up large wins across the city that will change the makeup of the school board. Unofficial returns show challengers Andre Baker, Howard Gardner and Dave Hennessey winning convincingly throughout the city in Black Rock, North End, West Side […]

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The Democratic Primary Results

September 11th, 2013 · 2 Comments · City Council, Education, News and Events

The Registrar of Voters’ unofficial results for Tuesday’s Democratic primary, according to the CT Post.

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Final Push For Votes, Stakes High In Control Of School Board

September 10th, 2013 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

The door knocking, phone calls, mail pieces, lit drops are coming to an end. One last final push is on for control of the Board of Education. On the top line for Tuesday’s (today) Democratic primary endorsed candidates–Kathryn Bukovsky, Simon Castillo and Brandon Clark–backed largely by the Democratic political establishment, Mayor Bill Finch and education […]

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Post Endorses School Board Challengers

September 8th, 2013 · 5 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events

Complimentary of all six Democrats running in Tuesday’s school board primary, the Connecticut Post has endorsed the challenge slate Andre Baker, Howard Gardner and Dave Hennessey. Editorial follows:

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What About Ernie And Charlie And Joel? Campaign Handlers Draw Contrast In School Board Race

September 8th, 2013 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

In the closing days to Tuesday’s Democratic primary for Board of Education some mail pieces have gotten edgy. Political activists examine mail pieces to determine an appropriate response or how to spin it back in their candidates’ favor. Campaign operatives for the endorsed slate (Kathryn Bukovsky, Simon Castillo, Brandon Clark) aligned with Mayor Bill Finch […]

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Campaign Mail Rushes In

September 8th, 2013 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

Have you received enough mail on behalf of, and against, school board candidates for Tuesday’s Democratic primary? Top line endorsed Kathryn Bukovsky, Simon Castillo and Brandon Clark are challenged by Andre Baker, Howard Gardner and Dave Hennessey. See a sampling of direct mail.

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Will Absentee Ballots Decide School Board Primary?

September 6th, 2013 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education

More than 700 absentee ballots have been returned to the Town Clerk’s Office for Tuesday’s Democratic primary involving citywide school board seats and four City Council districts. It’s likely more than 10 percent of the overall vote will come via absentee ballot. The size of the absentee ballot spread could determine what school board candidates […]

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Political Tit For Tat, Operatives For Endorsed School Board Candidates Accuse Opponents Of Expenditure Violations

September 5th, 2013 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

UPDATE, includes complaint and response from challenge slate: Charges, counter charges, that’s the Bridgeport political way, ain’t it? Six days from Democratic primary voters choosing school board candidates to move on to the November general election, political operatives from opposing slates have fired off state election complaints, one alleging absentee ballot fraud against campaign workers […]

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