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Entries Tagged as 'Hartford Courant'

Lauretti’s Political Lariat–Mayoral Run In Bridgeport?

October 11th, 2018 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Is he bored? Just having fun? Yes, there’s a curious rumor afoot that Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti, who has deep roots in Bridgeport, is noodling a run for Bridgeport mayor. While a popular Republican mayor of Shelton for the past 27 years, would Mayor Mark really move to Bridgeport against a 10 to 1 Democratic […]

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Meanwhile, Dems Pounce On Stefanowski’s Kavanaugh Dodge

October 5th, 2018 · 4 Comments · National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Whether you like it, or not, it’s hard for most candidates running for high-profile positions to avoid the disquieting Kavanaugh question. The Democratic Governors Association kicked out this release: In case you missed it, Connecticut political analysts and reporters roundly criticized Bob Stefanowski for his failure to answer basic questions about Connecticut and about Supreme […]

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Legislature Balks On Sports Betting

August 29th, 2018 · 3 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

The next governor of Connecticut must deal with sports betting. Following a Supreme Court ruling that legalized sports betting, Governor Dan Malloy began negotiations with the state’s tribal nations that operate Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun in advance of an anticipated special session of the legislature that’s now off the table.

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Following Governor Primary, Republican Party In The Lurch

August 21st, 2018 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Republican State Party Chair J.R. Romano didn’t want Bob Stefanowski as his general election candidate for governor, but now he’s stuck with him after the political neophyte who didn’t bother to vote for years won last Tuesday’s Republican primary. It’s kinda left the state GOP in the lurch, in more ways than one. Still to […]

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Ganim: Dem Leaders Secretly Helping Lamont–Ned Spokesman: Joe Doesn’t Deserve Public Trust

August 10th, 2018 · 29 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From Jon Lender, Hartford Courant: Democratic gubernatorial challenger Joe Ganim said Friday that an internal legislative campaign document shows that high-level state Democrats have secretly–and possibly illegally–assisted party-endorsed candidate Ned Lamont in voter-canvassing efforts toward Tuesday’s primary, which will determine the party’s nominee in the November election.

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Lamont: ‘Probably Not’ Support Ganim If He Wins Primary

August 8th, 2018 · 52 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From Chris Keating, Hartford Courant: Democrat Ned Lamont said Tuesday that he would “probably not” support Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim in November if the convicted felon wins next week’s Democratic gubernatorial primary.

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How Much Mud Will Stick In Final Week?

August 7th, 2018 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

One week left to primary day in Connecticut. Who has the mo? Two Democrats and five Republicans have seven more days to persuade electors to advance them to the general election. While Mayor Joe Ganim pitches himself as the ordinary guy against rich-guy Democratic front runner Ned Lamont, two seasoned GOP campaigners Danbury Mayor Mark […]

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For Governor, Boughton’s Strategic Fountain

July 29th, 2018 · 10 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, the Republican-endorsed candidate for governor, is playing it cool against four rivals in the August 14 primary, Tim Herbst, Steve Obsitnik, David Stemerman and Bob Stefanowski. Relying on a few well-placed jabs, he’s largely staying out of the GOP tit-for-tat scrum. So far, various polls show Boughton’s strategy is on the […]

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