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Entries Tagged as 'Chris Murphy'

Ganim, Eva Challenge Connecticut’s Candidate Charisma Void

July 8th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

The Democratic ticket of Ned Lamont and Susan Bysiewicz doesn’t exactly overwhelm on the candidate charisma scale. Take away Ned’s wealth and what do you have? The last time SuBy ran statewide she got clobbered by Chris Murphy. They’re only running because higher-profile pols stayed out of it. They’re being challenged August 14 by two […]

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Convention Weekend, Murphy First, State Offices Saturday

May 18th, 2018 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Roughly 2,000 delegates will gather this weekend at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford to endorse Democratic candidates for statewide office. Friday (tonight) is reserved to nominate U.S. Senator Chris Murphy to a second, six-year term. Saturday morning delegates will weigh in on the state’s six constitutional offices. Ned Lamont will be endorsed for governor. […]

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Inspiring? Lamont’s Ticket Toothache Includes Bysiewicz Baggage

May 17th, 2018 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

In selecting Susan Bysiewicz as his running mate, Ned Lamont takes out of the equation a key competitor to ease the dollar flow of his self-funded campaign, but looking down the road to the general election an uninspiring ticket whose combo was lanced heavily in cities the last time they each ran in Democratic primaries, […]

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Nedheads Rejoice–Lamont Builds Momentum Weeks From Convention

April 27th, 2018 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Former state commissioner Jonathan Harris on Friday dropped out of the race for governor to throw his support behind Greenwich entrepreneur Ned Lamont who’s on the verge of front-runner status weeks from the Democratic convention. Last week Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin also left the race.

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The Politics Of Prayer–Ministers Unleash Big Dogs For Development Bite

March 11th, 2018 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

PSEG’s conversion of the state’s last coal plant to a gas-fired facility in the South End includes a $500 million investment, mega tax dollars to the city as well as a job apprenticeship training program as part of a community benefits agreement. City ministers have meowed to City Council members that the company isn’t doing […]

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Kohut Chalkboards Governor’s Race, It’s Ganim Versus Walker–Fire Up Tent And Tickets!

January 19th, 2018 · 37 Comments · State Politics

Jeff Kohut, Bridgeport’s studious political nerd, offers this prediction for the November gubernatorial election, a battle between Bridgeport residents Joe Ganim and David Walker. As Kohut points out, “P.T. Barnum would have put it all under a tent and sold tickets.”

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Ganim Begins Staff Up; Bysiewicz, Lamont Ramp Up For Governor

January 10th, 2018 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

UPDATE: Ganim finance report here. This capricious gubernatorial cycle may land two high-profile candidates soon in former Connecticut Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz and 2010 Democratic candidate for governor Ned Lamont who lost a primary to Dan Malloy. Meanwhile Mayor Joe Ganim’s fundraising report filed with State Elections Enforcement Commission will show that he […]

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Dems Call Republican Tax Plan A Scam, Ransom Payment To GOP Donors, Bad For Connecticut

December 20th, 2017 · 26 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

Congressman Jim Himes asserts the Republican tax plan that will likely be signed into law this week will bloat the federal debt, raise the cost of living in Connecticut, lower property values and suppress home ownership.

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