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Entries Tagged as 'Don Clemons'

Newton Claims Sharkey Talks Out Of Both Sides Of Mouth When It Comes To Public Trust

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 […]

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Baker Up Against Clock To Qualify For Public Dough Against Newton

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 […]

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Baker Qualifies To Face Newton In Primary

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.

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Your Vote Counts And So Does Your Signature

June 10th, 2014 · No Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Today (Tuesday) at 4 p.m. was the deadline for candidates to file their petition sheets with elections officials to qualify for various August 12 primaries.

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Campaigners Knocking On Your Door?

June 2nd, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Any pols approach you begging for your signature to help qualify them for the Aug. 12 primary ballot? Candidates have another eight days to submit enough signatures to elections officials for ballot approval. The petitioning process requires a reserve of signatures to cover the bad ones.

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Baker And Hare Chasing Moses In State House Race

May 30th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Charles Hare has challenged the self-proclaimed Moses of his peeps Ernie Newton for so long the Old Testament wasn’t even written. Hare joins Board of Education member Andre Baker trying to petition his way onto the ballot for an August 12 Democratic primary to fill the State House seat of a retiring Don Clemons. Newton […]

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East End Political Yeast Rises –Will Andre Baker Challenge Newton?

May 21st, 2014 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Update: Baker decides against run. Board of Education member Andre Baker is considering a challenge of Ernie Newton for the Democratic nomination for Connecticut’s 124th State House seat that Newton once occupied. Newton is expected to receive the party endorsement tonight at Testo’s Restaurant. If Baker runs, it adds a pearly twist to city politics […]

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