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Entries Tagged as 'Christina Ayala'

Young Gun Dennis Bradley Versus The Warrior Ed Gomes For State Senate

April 13th, 2016 · 140 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Last summer was the craziest election season in Connecticut’s largest city. Joe Ganim stormed back to make redemption history, upsetting Bill Finch in a September primary relegating Finch the first mayor in city history to lose a primary. How do you top that? Likely never. But when it comes to politics, Bridgeport is the city […]

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Political Machine Or Sputtering Jalopy? Democratic Party Endorsement Often Overrated In Primary Battles

April 4th, 2016 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics

The facts speak to this as well covering Democratic Party endorsements in recent years for high profile races. For example:

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Blight Chief Rosario Notified Of Layoff, Rising Star Has Bumping Rights

December 16th, 2015 · 38 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

State Rep. Chris Rosario’s days as director of Anti-Blight in the Neighborhood Revitalization department have ended. The Democratic leader for the 136th District and a strong supporter of former Mayor Bill Finch received a layoff notice on Tuesday. He has bumping rights to another city position that he plans to pursue. Deb Sims, another Finch […]

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Elections Complaint Against State Senate Candidate DeJesus Still Under Review

January 14th, 2015 · 7 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

A spokesman for the State Elections Enforcement Commission says a complaint against City Councilman Richard DeJesus, a candidate for State Senate, involving a variety of campaign violations including improper collection of petitioning signatures to qualify for the ballot and challenging DeJesus’ voting residence in defiance of the City Charter is still open and under investigation. […]

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Will New State Rep. Rosario Enter Special Election For State Senate?

January 9th, 2015 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

As potential candidates await the scheduling of a special election to fill the State Senate seat of Andres Ayala, the new Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner, newly sworn in State Rep. Chris Rosario is pondering a run for the seat. Rosario says “I am weighing my options. It is an honor to be mentioned as […]

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Special Election Fever In Winter, Line Of Potential State Senate Candidates Growing

December 31st, 2014 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

East Side City Councilman Richard DeJesus, former leader of the Greater Bridgeport NAACP Carolyn Vermont, outgoing State Rep. Don Clemons and former mayoral candidate Carl Horton are among the candidates considering a run for the expected special election in Connecticut’s 23rd Senate District when incumbent Andres Ayala becomes commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles. […]

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Ed Gomes: I’m In For State Senate Special Election

December 29th, 2014 · 52 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Sounding reinvigorated at a youthful 78 years young, Ed Gomes says he’ll seek a return to the State Senate seat he occupied when a special election is called in January after incumbent Andres Ayala presumably accepts appointment by Governor Dan Malloy as commissioner of the state Department of Motor Vehicles.

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Could Alma Maya And Ed Gomes Jump Into Special Election For State Senate? Alma Says ‘No’

December 24th, 2014 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

UPDATE: Alma Maya has notified OIB that after careful consideration she’ll not be a candidate for State Senate. Add Town Clerk Alma Maya and former State Senator Ed Gomes to the list of top-tier potential candidates to fill the senate seat being vacated by Andres Ayala who will be appointed commissioner of the Department of […]

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