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Entries Tagged as 'Charritin Escalera'

Which Way Will The Fairy Dust Blow On Primary Day?

March 6th, 2012 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

UPDATE: Today (Tuesday) is shaping up as a splendid day to vote in district primaries for Democratic Town Committee seats. How many times will you vote? Primaries are all about identifying friends and dragging them to the polls. But why drag voters to the polls when you have the magic of an absentee ballot operation? It’s […]

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Americo’s Magic Act–Six-Pack Abs

March 3rd, 2012 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Nothing like a hot Democratic Town Committee district race to rev up absentee ballot magician Americo Santiago. The number of absentee ballots returned in the 131st District where Americo is trying to fend off a slate of challengers on March 6 has already surpassed the number returned in last September’s Democratic primary between Mayor Bill Finch and […]

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In Search Of Absentee Ballot Grease–Is The AB Queen Holding Back? Is Americo Hustling?

February 28th, 2012 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

UPDATE: About 160 absentee ballots have been returned to the Town Clerk’s Office between two district primaries for Democratic Town Committee seats on March 6. And here’s the real news: less than one third of them come from the East Side’s 137th District domain of the absentee ballot queen City Councilwoman Lydia Martinez. Is Lydia […]

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Why UB Students Matter In City Elections

February 21st, 2012 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Students at the University of Bridgeport proved last September to be a major factor at the Roosevelt School voting precinct in the Democratic mayoral primary. Mayor Bill Finch defeated challenger Mary-Jane Foster citywide, but not on the machines at Roosevelt School. Students made the difference for Foster, an executive at the university. Will the students […]

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Flexing ABs For District Primaries

February 13th, 2012 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Absentee ballots are officially available on Tuesday for voters participating in the March 6 battle for Democratic Town Committee seats in the 131st and 137th Districts. And judging by the more than 700 absentee ballot applications issued by the Town Clerk’s office that could circulate in the districts the two races could hinge on AB flex.

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Here We Go! Nine On Nine–Town Committee Fight Is On

February 4th, 2012 · 48 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Democratic Registrar of Voters Santa Ayala confirms the challenge slate for Bridgeport Democratic Town Committee in the 131st District has qualified to appear on the ballot for the March 6 primary setting up a showdown of young energetic challengers against a seasoned crew of party regulars. Voting precincts are Roosevelt School and City Hall. The district includes the South […]

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