The campaign season begins in earnest next week right after Labor Day weekend, but that’s not stopping Democratic incumbent Congressman Jim Himes from stepping up his Bridgeport appearances, nor his Republican opponent Dan Debicella who was born in Bridgeport. In recent days Himes visited Pleasure Beach, now open for public access thanks to federal dough […]
Entries Tagged as 'Don Clemons'
August 26th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics
August 15th, 2014 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
City officials on Friday saluted attendance on Pleasure Beach following its reopening June 28 after a fire to the drawbridge shut off access nearly 20 years ago. Hopped a water taxi there myself last Saturday. Fun reconnecting with the beach, but way too much time in the sun. Still look like a lobster. Pass the […]
August 14th, 2014 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events, State Politics
For opponents of Mayor Bill Finch, it’s tempting to declare Anthony Musto’s city voter shellacking by Marilyn Moore was a referendum on the mayor. It’s not. It was a referendum on Anthony Musto from an opponent and a coalition force of many that drew a contrast on his job performance and disengagement from voter concerns.
Tags: Andres Ayala·Anthony Musto·Auden Grogins·Bill Finch·Bob "Troll" Walsh·Chris Rosario·Christina Ayala·Dennis Bradley·Don Clemons·Ed Gomes·Ernie Newton·General Electric·Harding High School·Jack Hennessy·Marilyn Moore·Ruben Felipe·Scott Hughes·Sue Brannelly·Tom McCarthy
July 29th, 2014 · 30 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Two weeks until the August 12 Tsunami Tuesday with loads of primary action out there involving Democrats locally and Republicans statewide. This is one of those cycles with implications that could extend into next year’s mayoral election.
Tags: Andre Baker·Andres Ayala·Anthony Musto·Barack Obama·Bill Finch·Chris Rosario·Christina Ayala·Dan Malloy·David Walker·Dennis Bradley·Don Clemons·Ernie Newton·Jim Himes·John McKinney·Marilyn Moore·Scott Hughes·Tom Foley
July 14th, 2014 · 68 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Last week Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey endorsed Andre Baker for state representative over Democratic Party-endorsed Ernie Newton, saying at a fundraiser for Baker public trust is the first quality voters should consider when choosing who will represent them. Newton, who faces an August 12 primary from Baker, has fired back charging Sharkey caved […]
June 17th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
If Board of Education member Andre Baker wants to qualify for public bread in his effort to defeat party-endorsed Ernie Newton in an August 12 Democratic primary, he needs a jolt of yeast in his campaign. Primary grant applications will not be accepted after July 18, according to the Citizens Election Program calendar. That means […]
June 13th, 2014 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Board of Education member Andre Baker has qualified for the ballot to challenge party-endorsed Ernie Newton in an August 12 Democratic primary, setting up a contest between two candidates with East End voter bases.