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Entries Tagged as 'David Pia'

Debicella, Foolish To Ignore Bridgeport

October 17th, 2010 · 37 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, State Politics

Two weeks left. Connecticut races are gripping political media junkies across the country: McMahon versus Blumenthal, Foley versus Malloy, Debicella versus Himes. All appear to be single-digit races. Congressman Jim Himes potentially received a mojo boost last week when he learned his efforts to woo Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood on a Bridgeport bucks bonanza paid off. Lahood freed $11 […]

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Note To Pols: Careful What You Write On Facebook

October 17th, 2010 · 5 Comments · State Politics

Oh my, if you’re seeking public office, just two weeks away from the election, be really really careful what you post on Facebook. Republican candidate for State Senate David Pia, challenging Democrat Anthony Musto, took a clawing from OIB friend Jenny Lynne in her Connecticut Post column 181 State of the City after Pia wrote this: … time will […]

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Pia’s Pledge, And Anthony Musto Responds

October 11th, 2010 · 6 Comments · State Politics

From Republican State Senate candidate David Pia. (His incumbent opponent Anthony Musto weighs in under comments.) Legislative Platform Includes 7 Bills to Create Jobs, Reduce Government Spending and Balance the Budget HARTFORD – state senate candidate David Pia joined Republican legislative leaders and candidates from across the state to sign the “Common Sense Commitment to […]

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Common Campaign Interests Of Himes And Musto, Debicella And Pia, The Surly Factor

October 8th, 2010 · 25 Comments · State Politics

When it comes to the vote in Bridgeport, Congressman Jim Himes and State Senator Anthony Musto sail the same boat. Will it spring a turnout leak? Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District has 17 communities. Himes won three cities two years ago, Stamford, Norwalk and Bridgeport led by a 50-year electoral storm. Republican Chris Shays took all the […]

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Mayor And Malloy–Newt The Hoot–A Barrel Of Conservation

September 20th, 2010 · 14 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dan Malloy, joined by Mayor Bill Finch, will share his plans at the Bridgeport Ferry Terminal Tuesday morning for developing state ports “in an effort to grow jobs, increase economic growth and trade flow, and improve transportation infrastructure.” The city has a choppy relationship with Captain Brian McAllister, president of the Bridgeport and Port […]

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Oh Boy, Malloy (Wins Big)! Malloy-Lamont Run Tight in Bridgeport

August 11th, 2010 · 55 Comments · City Politics, State Politics

Update: When a Democrat has a Republican message in a Democratic primary, it’s hard to win, even outspending your opponent four to one. Ned Lamont spent roughly $10 million, the most by far in a Democratic guber primary. While he inspired primary voters in a courageous anti-war message against Joe Lieberman four years ago, he never […]

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The Budget Toothache, Plus: Will You Make The Switch?

July 9th, 2010 · 48 Comments · City Budget, City Council, State Politics

Notice to City Council members: There will be a meeting of the City Council’s Budget and Appropriations Committee to be held on Monday evening, July 12, 2010 at 6:30 p.m., at City Hall, 45 Lyon Terrace, Bridgeport, Connecticut in the Wheeler Room, Side A. By way of this notice, the Committee respectfully requests the attendance […]

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