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Entries Tagged as 'Ernie Newton'

Political Primaries, The Favorite Sport In The City

April 24th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Primary fever’s on high alert in the state’s largest city as Democratic political operatives prepare for upcoming district conventions as well as expected August contests to choose party nominees. At look at the landscape:

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Will State Rep. Don Clemons Retire? Either Way, Ernie Newton Poises Comeback To Legislature

April 22nd, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

State Rep. Don Clemons is telling legislative leadership in Hartford he will not seek another term after 10 years in the Connecticut Legislature, setting up the comeback of Ernie Newton to reclaim the East End legislative district he occupied prior to Clemons. If there’s a television reality show in the making for politicians, Newton’s gotta […]

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State Law Bars Newton From Public Campaign Funds, Moses: No Biggie, I’m Running To Win Old Seat

April 6th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Former State Senator Ernie Newton, the self-proclaimed Moses of his peeps, will not be deterred one bit from seeking his old State House seat this year irrespective of a new state law that bans his participation in Connecticut’s voluntary Citizens Election Program of publicly funded races. “Get ready, Newton coming!” he says. Newton says he […]

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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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District Leader Ralph Ford Placed On Leave From State Job

March 28th, 2014 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

East End District Leader Ralph Ford has been suspended with pay from his $120,000 state position as behavioral health clinical director with the Greater Bridgeport Community Mental Health, according a spokeswoman for the state Department of Mental Health and Addiction services. Four other department workers were also placed on administrative leave with pay for allegations […]

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Newton Awaits Possible Trial Date, Will Likely Seek State House Seat

March 28th, 2014 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Superior Court Judge Joan Alexander on Thursday rejected Ernie Newton’s court motion to dismiss criminal campaign finance charges stemming from his 2012 State Senate race, but in doing so announced prosecutors were “negligent” for not including vital facts from witnesses that could have exonerated Newton but not “reckless” in how the state pursued an arrest […]

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