From Republican candidate for Congress Dan Debicella: The Connecticut Post reported yesterday that Congressman Jim Himes is co-sponsoring legislation that advocates for a National Charles Darwin Day. “You have got to be kidding me–who cares?” said (former) State Senator and candidate for Congress Dan Debicella. “Fairfield County families are hurting, with high unemployment and exploding […]
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February 8th, 2014 · 8 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
November 16th, 2013 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
We’ve officially segued into the gubernatorial election cycle that includes potentially hot state and federal legislative races. Bridgeport’s state legislative delegation has six State House members and two state senators, all Democrats. Plus, Democratic Registrar Sandi Ayala is up for reelection next year. Will she be endorsed by the party? Will she have a primary […]
September 14th, 2013 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
After nearly six years as a key inner-office staffer for Mayor Bill Finch directing the city’s legislative affairs, Tyrone McClain will soon start a new position as district director for Congressman Jim Himes overseeing constituent services and supervising congressional staffers who cover the 17 communities of Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District.
September 4th, 2013 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
UPDATE includes Debicella announcement: Republican Dan Debicella ran a competitive race against Democratic Congressman Jim Himes in 2010, two years after Himes had defeated 20-year Congressman Chris Shays in the Barack Obama tsunami. Debicella was born in Bridgeport, his dad was a city police officer. Except you wouldn’t have known that by the kind of […]
May 11th, 2012 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Nearly four years ago Jim Himes rode the Barack Obama tsunami into Congress. Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District has 17 communities. In 2008, Himes won just three–Bridgeport, Stamford and Norwalk–but it was enough to lance Bridgeport resident Republican Chris Shays who’s trying to make a comeback this year in a run for U.S. Senate. In political […]
December 12th, 2011 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics
Where will Bridgeport end up in the potential realignment of Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District? Stay put or join New Haven in the 3rd District? Republican operatives would love to carve the state’s largest city into the 3rd to create a near GOP lock on the 4th district. Courts may decide the issue. Democrat Jim Himes represents the district with […]
December 23rd, 2010 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, State Politics
Okay, time for the annual OIB gift-giving season with plenty of stocking-stuffed sarcasm. What, ya think Santa wouldn’t arrive in time to adorn our favorite pols? Not like the city’s toothless tiger Ethics Commission would do anything about OIB’s gratuities to public officials … speaking of that … For the Bridgeport Ethics Commission that sanctioned […]
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