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Entries Tagged as 'Dita Bhargava'

FaithActs Hosts Candidate Meet And Greet

August 11th, 2018 · 5 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

News release from FaithActs for Education FaithActs for Education, a Bridgeport-based nonprofit organization, launched their 2018 get out the vote (GOTV) efforts with a non-partisan candidate meet and greet event. 19 candidates for governor, lieutenant governor, U.S. Senate, treasurer, attorney general, state senate, and state representative offices attended and had the opportunity to address more […]

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How Much Mud Will Stick In Final Week?

August 7th, 2018 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

One week left to primary day in Connecticut. Who has the mo? Two Democrats and five Republicans have seven more days to persuade electors to advance them to the general election. While Mayor Joe Ganim pitches himself as the ordinary guy against rich-guy Democratic front runner Ned Lamont, two seasoned GOP campaigners Danbury Mayor Mark […]

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‘I’m An American But Not Treated Like One’

July 23rd, 2018 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

When you’re a candidate on the campaign trail appealing to voters the challenge is explaining why you’ll be different particularly if an elector declares “The Democratic Party takes the African American vote for granted.” In the video clip above pulled from Mayor Joe Ganim’s Facebook page for governor, a resident of Capitol Towers in Hartford […]

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Working Families Party Rejects Senators Moore And Osten Pressure To Host Treasurer Debate On Living Wage

July 18th, 2018 · 7 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Two influential members of the State Senate, Marilyn Moore and Catherine Osten who are supporting Dita Bhargava for state treasurer are challenging the Connecticut Working Families Party to host a debate so its candidate for treasurer Shawn Wooden can be questioned about the exemption of Hartford’s living wage ordinance for the employees of Dunkin Donuts Park. Bhargava and […]

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Key Union Endorses Bhargava For State Treasurer

July 11th, 2018 · No Comments · News and Events, State Politics

AFSCME Local 1522 that represents approximately 1,200 workers in Bridgeport, including employees at the Board of Education, Bridgeport Health Care and city government, has endorsed Dita Bhargava, Democratic candidate for state treasurer, in the August 14th primary. She faces party-endorsed Shawn Wooden.

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Candidates Wait On Key Campaign Grants

July 5th, 2018 · 52 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

UPDATE: Bradley and Hanks qualified for grants on Thursday. The State Elections Enforcement Commission is in overdrive trying to keep pace with candidate grant requests under the state’s Citizens Election Program of publicly funded races. With August 14 primaries on the horizon a number of candidates are awaiting grant application approval for campaign spend-down in […]

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Who’s Your Horse? Democrat And Republican Candidates For August Primaries

June 28th, 2018 · 8 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Some qualified for primaries via party support at the respective conventions, others did so through petition drives. When Bridgeport electors show up for the August 14 primaries, they will have the following choices, according to the list of certified candidates issued by the office of the Connecticut Secretary of the State.

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Bhargava Presses Wooden To Debates In State Treasurer Primary

June 25th, 2018 · No Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Statewide political campaigns are in full debate mode, be it governor or other constitutional offices. Challengers are leveraging debates to draw contrasts with endorsed candidates: Joe Ganim against Ned Lamont in the Democratic gubernatorial primary, Tim Herbst against Mark Boughton and other Republicans on the primary ballot for governor. Dita Bhargava, Democratic candidate for state […]

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