Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton had already projected last week when he suspended his campaign for governor what became official on Tuesday: his running partner Mark Lauretti would not make the ballot to run for lieutenant governor. Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill announced Lauretti, the mayor of Shelton and 2008 Barnum Festival ringmaster, came […]
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June 24th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics
May 15th, 2014 · No Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
From Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill: Secretary of the State Denise Merrill today is reminding any Democratic or Republican candidates that primary petitions are available for those wishing to run in the August 12th primary for statewide Constitutional office and Representative in Congress.
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April 9th, 2014 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Who says Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley doesn’t have a sense of humor? Reflecting on the 2010 race for governor when he lost a squeaker to Democrat Dan Malloy after an appearance by President Obama led to an embarrassing ballot shortage in the city, Foley told a political gathering in Fairfield the other night he’s scouring […]
January 8th, 2014 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
There’s strength in numbers, especially in Bridgeport’s growing Hispanic community in an election year. Governor Dan Malloy is expected to visit Bridgeport on Friday to attend a fundraiser for the Hispanic Democratic Caucus, a key leadership bloc to rally voters he’ll likely need to win a second term.
December 23rd, 2013 · 4 Comments · Cops, Development and Zoning, Education, Firefighters, News and Events
As OIB reviews some top stories from 2013, the month of January was not short of revelations. Some highlights: Graphic footage was released of city police officers stomping a suspect in Beardsley Park after he had been felled by a stun gun in May 2011. NAACP officials call for the arrest of cops.
November 13th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
For pure voter futility Hartford led the state for lowest turnout in last week’s general election, five percent. Bridgeport was third to last at 11.61 percent. Hey, let’s round it off and make it a whopping 12 percent. Kudos to folks who voted. Coal in stockings to those who don’t. Don’t vote? Don’t vent. One […]
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November 6th, 2013 · 31 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events
Republican City Council candidate Phil Blagys says he’s not ready to concede defeat that saw his running partner Rick Torres and Democratic incumbent Sue Brannelly with the most votes, according to unofficial returns, in the 130th District. Blagys won on the machines, but the Democrats absentee ballot operation on behalf of Brannelly put her over […]