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Entries Tagged as 'Ed Gomes'

Working Families Party Presses Malloy To Support Higher Wages

August 19th, 2016 · 13 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Emboldened by key primary wins last week that propelled State Senators Marilyn Moore and Ed Gomes, the Connecticut Working Families Party is pressing Governor Dan Malloy to support legislation requiring large companies to pay a state fee for employing workers less than $15 an hour, arguing low-wage workers must rely on public aid programs that […]

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Moore Crushes McCarthy, Gomes Defeats Bradley, Stallworth Holds Off Pereira

August 10th, 2016 · 128 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

State Senator Marilyn Moore on Tuesday thrashed her Democratic primary opponent Tom McCarthy running up large pluralities in Bridgeport and performing strong in suburban Trumbull and Monroe, according to unofficial returns. State Senator Ed Gomes bested school board chairman Dennis Bradley and State Rep. Charlie Stallworth defeated school board member Maria Pereira in a close contest, […]

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How Many Times Have You Voted?

August 9th, 2016 · 7 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

All the mail pieces, phone calls, door knocks, lit drops, eblasts basically come down to this: which campaign operations most efficiently sway supporters to the polls today? And oh, we cannot forget absentee ballots, the safety net of campaigns falling short on the computer count. More than 1,000 absentee ballots have been cast citywide covering […]

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Party Establishment Flips Finger Back At Pereira In State House War

August 6th, 2016 · 63 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Sometimes a primary result can come down to one digit. Supporters of State House incumbent Charlie Stallworth hope that’s the case in his favor, in more ways than one. A political action committee based in the East End has dropped an independent expenditure attack against school board member Maria Pereira who’s battling Stallworth in Connecticut’s […]

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Independent Expenditures Fund City Legislative Races

August 4th, 2016 · 14 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events, State Politics

Charter school advocates have made independent expenditures in local legislative races. Four Democratic primaries will take place on Tuesday. From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: In its filings with the State Elections Enforcement Commission, the group says it is supporting Soto over Hewett, Bradley over Gomes and Stallworth over Pereira. It had reported incurring expenses of […]

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Stallworth-Pereira Primary Showdown, A Study In Personalities

August 4th, 2016 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Primaries are all about identifying your friends and dragging them out. By most accounts the Democratic State House primary in the 126th Assembly District between incumbent Charlie Stallworth and school board member Maria Pereira could go either way next Tuesday depending on the efficiency of their respective turnout operations. This is a battle between the party […]

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Gomes Campaign Files Election Complaint, Charges Absentee Ballot Abuse

August 2nd, 2016 · 17 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

One week from the August 9 Democratic primary, as more than 1,000 absentee ballot requests have been processed by elections officials citywide, the campaign of State Senator Ed Gomes, battling Board of Education Chairman Dennis Bradley, has filed a complaint with the State Elections Enforcement Commission claiming a campaign operative handled absentee ballots against state law.

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Dem Primary Season Home Stretch

August 1st, 2016 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Just over one week left until the August 9 Democratic primaries featuring races for state legislature that includes four incumbents fending off challengers. What’s in your candidate crystal ball?

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