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Entries Tagged as 'Ed Gomes'

Will City Librarian Scott Hughes Shelve Ayala? Pondering State Senate Primary

April 2nd, 2014 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

City Librarian Scott Hughes, who recently won a seat on the Democratic Town Committee from the Upper East Side, is considering a run for State Senate against Democratic incumbent Andres Ayala. If Hughes challenges Ayala in an August primary, it certainly would make for an intriguing race.

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Bridgeport’s Peculiar Politics, The Ernie Newton Case

March 29th, 2014 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

The news coming out of Hartford Superior Court the other day wasn’t all bad for former State Senator Ernie Newton. The judge hearing the state criminal complaint against Newton, alleging he falsified $500 in campaign donations to trigger an $80,000 public grant for his State Senate race two years ago, didn’t throw out the case […]

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Newton Weighs Run: “Don’t Count Out The Moses Of His People”

March 6th, 2014 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Former Democratic State Senator Ernie Newton, awaiting word from the court this month on his lawyer’s motion to dismiss criminal charges for alleged campaign finance law infractions, is preening over Tuesday’s Democratic Town Committee results he says continues his coalition-building in neighborhoods.

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Newton: Don’t Count Me Out, Accepts Town Committee Seat

January 28th, 2014 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Awaiting a legal ruling from a state judge regarding alleged campaign finance law violations, Ernie Newton is weighing campaign options that include running for one of the two legislative seats he once occupied. In preparation for a run he will become a member of the Democratic Town Committee in the 139th District that serves his […]

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Game On! Moore Versus Musto For State Senate, Foster Care For Moore

January 12th, 2014 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Political activist Marilyn Moore has filed a candidate committee for State Senate setting up a rematch of her 2008 Democratic primary with Anthony Musto who occupies the city-suburban district. Moore has built an intriguing early coalition that includes former City Councilman Bob “Troll” Walsh as her treasurer and 2011 mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster as deputy […]

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What’s Your Assessment?

October 12th, 2013 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment

Jim “Sonny” Fox, one of Bridgeport’s preeminent conspiracy theorists and radio moonlighter from his Black Rock home, shares this commentary on what he claims is tax favoritism for the politically connected. The retired electrician and occasional candidate for public office cites tax disparity for the 2009 revaluation among members of the Democratic Town Committee. Every […]

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Newton’s Lumberjack Politics Hacks Musto, ‘If You Keep Chopping At A Tree, The Tree Will Fall’

September 25th, 2013 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Former State Senator Ernie Newton says he has a big surprise for State Senator Anthony Musto next year. He promises to campaign against Musto in a section of Bridgeport Newton once represented that was carved into the adjoining State Senate district Musto occupies, specifically the Wilbur Cross precinct in the North End, home to many […]

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