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Entries Tagged as 'Chris Donovan'

Watchdog Group Claims Absentee Ballot Fraud, Opponents Counter Special Interests At Play

September 3rd, 2013 · 8 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Tom Swan, executive director of the Connecticut Citizen Action Group, on Tuesday announced a complaint alleging violations of absentee ballot fraud involving the slate of endorsed candidates in the September 10 Democratic school board primary was filed with the Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission. In response Emily Basham, the campaign manager for the endorsed Democrats, issued […]

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Newton: Those Guys Make Me Look Like A Choir Boy

May 21st, 2013 · 7 Comments · News and Events

Ya just never know what former State Senator Ernie Newton, the Moses of his peeps, will say. From David Owens, Hartford Courant: Former state Sen. Ernie Newton was late for his Hartford court appearance on Tuesday, and after a prosecutor Kevin Shay was unable to reach Newton’s lawyer, Darnell Crosland, Judge Joan K. Alexander revoked […]

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Will Bridgeport’s Legislative Delegation Have Any Juice With Sharkey’s Machine? Slots On The Agenda?

November 19th, 2012 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment

Nothing like a state budget gap to throw cold water on the holiday season. Outgoing Speaker of the House Chris Donovan and incoming Speaker Brendan Sharkey have advised their legislative peeps in an email to “hold the week before Christmas open because a special session may be necessary” to deal with the “deficit mitigation.” What […]

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Chris Murphy’s In Trouble–Can He Be Saved? DC Sends In Diehards

September 15th, 2012 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, State Politics

Remember that scene in Die Hard when FBI agents Johnson and Johnson show up at the terrorist attack of the Nakatomi Plaza? Deputy Chief Dwayne Robinson says “I’m in charge here.” Agent Johnson replies: “Not anymore.” Well, we know what happened to the FBI guys. Will the same happen to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee? […]

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Where Have You Gone Vinnie Roberti? (I’m Right Here!)

August 8th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Vinnie Roberti, who was a political player in Bridgeport 30 years ago, has an octopus’ touch when it comes to government, politics, business. He also has the survival skills of Frankenstein’s monster. Interesting piece from www.registercitizen.com about papa’s influence on his son’s congressional race. The publication asks, Is Dan Roberti the Manchurian Candidate? Check it […]

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Chris Donovan’s Heebie-jeebies–Seven Charged in Probe–Soucy Government Sauce

July 26th, 2012 · 1 Comment · News and Events

More fallout for Connecticut Speaker of the House Chris Donovan’s congressional race. From David Fein, Connecticut U.S. Attorney: INDICTMENT CHARGES SEVEN INDIVIDUALS FOR ROLES IN ILLEGAL FEDERAL CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION SCHEME David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Kimberly K. Mertz, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of […]

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Bridgeport Lawyers Abound In Donovan Campaign Federal Probe

June 13th, 2012 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

This is water torture time for Connecticut Speaker of the House Chris Donovan whose Democratic campaign in Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District is in the cross-hairs of a federal investigation that so far has charged Donovan’s ex-finance director Robert Braddock Jr. with conspiring to hide campaign contributions connected to a piece of legislation involving a tax […]

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