For years the city’s legislative delegation has been criticized for its lack of harmony to drive home more state dollars. This latest session seems to be a different story. Surrounded by state legislative leaders Martin Looney and Brendan Sharkey on Tuesday, Mayor Joe Ganim thanked the city’s legislative delegation for its hard work rescuing millions […]
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May 25th, 2016 · 32 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events
May 25th, 2016 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Maria Pereira, Charlie Coviello and Tito Ayala have hit the streets to secure signatures from registered Democrats to qualify for State House primaries in August. If they all make the ballot that means five of eight members of the city’s state legislative delegation will be campaigning this summer.
May 24th, 2016 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Board of Education Chair Dennis Bradley Monday night won a close Democratic endorsement over incumbent Ed Gomes in Connecticut’s 23rd State Senate District. The delegate vote was 30 to 24 at Testo’s Restaurant. Get set for an August primary.
May 23rd, 2016 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
More than 100 combined Democratic delegates will gather at Testo’s Restaurant tonight (Monday) to endorse candidates in two State Senate districts.
May 20th, 2016 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Money is the mother’s milk of politics and State Senate candidate Dennis Bradley says he’s two-thirds of the way home to qualify for Connecticut’s Citizens Election Program of publicly funded races that would provide him about $100k to spend against incumbent Ed Gomes as they head to an August Democratic primary.
May 18th, 2016 · 41 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Pols are maneuvering throughout the city. At least four among Bridgeport’s eight-member legislative delegation face August Democratic primaries. Thursday night at Testo’s Restaurant, the mothership of city politics owned by Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa, endorsements will take place for State House. Two incumbents Charlie Stallworth and Andre Baker have challengers.
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Hammer Time For Republicans, Dems Face Primary Time For State Senate, Pereira Gears Up For Stallworth In State House War
May 13th, 2016 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Strap in for another wild election season. When it comes to campaigns, Bridgeport is the city that never disappoints, right? Trumbull’s Board of Finance Chair Elaine Hammers has been endorsed by Republicans for Connecticut’s city-suburban 22nd State Senate seat. Whom will she face in the general election? Stay tuned for Bridgeport’s favorite sport, an August […]
May 5th, 2016 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
The state budget is still a mess of red ink that will require a special session of the state legislature next week to close a nearly $1 billion gap. In the closing days of the regular session that ended Wednesday, State Senator Ed Gomes shepherded several initiatives including passage of the Fair Chance Employment act […]