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Step Right Up For Your Absentee Ballot (Sign Here, Please)

February 15th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Now available, absentee ballots for the March 4 Democratic Town Committee primaries in seven districts. It’s very possible some districts may tabulate more votes via absentee ballot than electors who actually show up to the polls. In these types of races, it’s a Bridgeport rite of passage, especially on the East Side where absentee ballot […]

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Cockadoodledoo! Can Gomes, DePara And Silva Hold Off Americo’s Crew?

February 6th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Among seven primaries for Democratic Town Committee seats that will take place March 4, the district suffering from political schizophrenia is the 136th District that takes in portions of the East Side and The Hollow. It pits candidates against each other who have sometimes been on the same team. And one slate features 2011 mayoral […]

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It’s Official: Seven Primaries For Democratic Town Committee Seats–Let The Political Fights Begin

February 5th, 2014 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

The counting of petition signatures by elections officials is finally complete, 7 of 10 districts, representing more than 120 candidates, will compete in a March 4 showdown for control of the 90-member Democratic Town Committee. Fire up those absentee ballots. There’s nothing quite like winter campaigning. This could be a political holy war.

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State Investigates Election Allegations By Outgoing City Council Members Against Opponents

November 23rd, 2013 · 13 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

The State Elections Enforcement Commission this week voted to investigate complaints brought by outgoing City Councilmen Angel DePara and Carlos Silva accusing the September 10 Democratic primary winners in the 136th District Richard DeJesus and Alfredo Castillo of a variety of campaign violations including improper collection of petitioning signatures to qualify for the ballot and […]

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What Happened Tuesday? It’s Called Organized Opposition

September 11th, 2013 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education

UPDATE: Complete unofficial Tuesday results here. Tuesday was an old-fashioned political ass kicking. It proved several things including the notion Democratic Town Committee endorsed candidates cannot be defeated is a fallacy. It’s also a fallacy they cannot be defeated in a low turnout. So, was Tuesday’s blowout of endorsed candidates really about the schools? Or […]

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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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