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Entries Tagged as 'Hartford Courant'

EVAlution Builds Support In City For Zimmerman LG Run

June 7th, 2018 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Labor organizer Eva Bermudez Zimmerman is shaking up Connecticut’s political landscape challenging Democratic-endorsed Susan Bysiewicz in an August primary for lieutenant governor. She has significant political support in urban areas and with progressives who know how to churn out a primary vote.

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The Royal Flush Of Campaign Messaging: Toilets

June 7th, 2018 · 6 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Joe Ganim pulling Ned Lamont’s chain about his wealth has forged a campaign swirl over the number of toilets in a candidate’s residence. This must be Joe’s new version of head count.

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Public Financing Chief: We’re Getting Bombarded

June 5th, 2018 · No Comments · News and Events, State Politics

More than $30 million in public dough will be awarded to state candidates who qualify for Connecticut’s Citizens Election Program. The man in charge of the state agency that oversees the program tells Neil Vigdor of the Hartford Courant that the task of responding to applications is overwhelming and record-breaking.

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Will Herbst Campaign Strategy Be On The Mark Against Boughton?

June 4th, 2018 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

With deep roots in Bridgeport and eight years as first selectman of Trumbull, Tim Herbst carved out a futuristic profile as a fresh-faced outsider who could emerge as a statewide player in Republican politics. He was 29 years old in 2009 when elected chief executive of Trumbull knocking off incumbent Democrat Ray Baldwin. In 2014, […]

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Charter School Movement Loses Steam

May 25th, 2018 · 16 Comments · Education, News and Events

The charter school movement which had some successes opening schools in Bridgeport is also now taking some hits around the state. Charter schools receive public funds but operate independently of traditional school districts. From Hartford Courant reporter Ruth Bruno: The State Board of Education voted unanimously Wednesday to begin the process to revoke the charter […]

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Former Dem State Chair Declares Signature Campaign Emboldens Ganim

May 24th, 2018 · 4 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Former Democratic Party state chairman Ed Marcus, who has a close relationship with Mayor Joe Ganim and receives legal work from the city, asserts in a Hartford Courant commentary that Ganim’s gubernatorial campaign is stronger if he qualifies for an August primary via a petitioning effort rather than the convention route where he came up […]

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Ganim Calls State Party Leadership “Tone-Deaf” To Diversity, Moore Declined Lamont’s Offer As Running Mate

May 16th, 2018 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim, leveraging a wedge issue just days from the Democratic state convention, issued a statement on Wednesday echoing Connecticut NAACP President Scot Esdaile’s criticism of the ticket makeup. Ganim is trying to position himself a gubernatorial alternative to Ned Lamont who’s heading for the party endorsement this weekend with Susan Bysiewicz as his […]

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CT NAACP Chief Criticizes Dem Convention Process

May 16th, 2018 · 18 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From Neil Vigdor, Hartford Courant: What has long been the knock on Republicans in Connecticut–the lack of diversity among its candidates for statewide office–is now roiling Democrats just days before their nominating convention.

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