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Entries Tagged as 'Ed Gomes'

Ed Gomes Qualifies For Public Campaign Grant, Faces Bradley In Primary

July 20th, 2016 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Phew!–if you’re an Ed Gomes supporter. The State Elections Enforcement Commission on the Wednesday deadline approved a public campaign grant for State Senator Ed Gomes that will allow him to spend about $100,000 in his August 9 Democratic primary battle against party-endorsed Dennis Bradley, chair of the Board of Education.

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Ballot Battle For August 9 State Legislative Seats

July 18th, 2016 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Three weeks until the August 9 Democratic primaries featuring two State Senate and two State House races. Mail, door knocking and absentee ballots are now in full force.

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Moore, Gomes Receive Working Families Party Endorsements

July 12th, 2016 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

The Connecticut Working Families Party announced on Tuesday it has endorsed incumbent State Senators Marilyn Moore and Ed Gomes as they challenge party-endorsed candidates in August 9 Democratic primaries. The endorsement does not mean they will appear on the WFP line in November irrespective of the primary results. The WFP will make an endorsement decision […]

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Bellis Decision In Favor Of Gomes: Political Party Conventions Must Be Deception Free

July 12th, 2016 · 15 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Last week Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis overturned a decision by state election officials rejecting State Senator Ed Gomes’ application to challenge party-endorsed Dennis Bradley in an August 9 primary following a paperwork snafu. Secretary of the State Denise Merrill subsequently approved Gomes for the ballot following the judicial order. What follows is an excerpted […]

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Primary Fever In City, Who’s Your Candidate?

July 11th, 2016 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Four weeks away from the August 9 Democratic primaries in which four local legislative seats are up for grabs. Time to take inventory.

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Moore Qualifies For Public Financing

July 8th, 2016 · 32 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

The State Elections Enforcement Commission on Thursday approved an $85,000 campaign finance grant for State Senator Marilyn Moore who will face party-endorsed Tom McCarthy, president of the City Council, in an August 9 Democratic primary. McCarthy has also been approved for public financing. Each candidate’s campaign will have roughly $100,000 to spend including the required […]

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Courtroom Drama In Gomes Versus Bradley State Senate Battle

July 1st, 2016 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

A clearly agitated Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis placed her hand across her forehead. Later, she even ran her hands across her face in exasperation. She reminded veteran political operative Ralph Ford that he was under oath and must testify truthfully. Just a few minutes into his testimony Ford had delivered inconsistent statements about what he knew […]

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McCarthy Qualifies For Public Financing In State Senate Bid Against Moore

June 29th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The State Elections Enforcement Commission on Wednesday approved an $84,450 grant to the campaign of City Council President Tom McCarthy who’s facing State Senator Marilyn Moore in an August 9 Democratic primary. McCarthy will have the money to spend under the state’s Citizens Election Program of publicly funded races in addition to the $15,000 he […]

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