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Entries Tagged as 'Jim Himes'

Debicella Visits Rescue Mission, Himes Visits Pleasure Beach

August 26th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The campaign season begins in earnest next week right after Labor Day weekend, but that’s not stopping Democratic incumbent Congressman Jim Himes from stepping up his Bridgeport appearances, nor his Republican opponent Dan Debicella who was born in Bridgeport. In recent days Himes visited Pleasure Beach, now open for public access thanks to federal dough […]

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Debicella’s Bridgeport Listening Tour, Represent The Needs Of All People

August 20th, 2014 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Four years ago Bridgeport native Dan Debicella ran a competitive race against Democratic Congressman Jim Himes winning 47 percent of the vote in Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District two days after Barack Obama filled the Webster Bank Arena to juice city turnout. The Republican nominee received just 3447 votes in the state’s largest city to Himes’ […]

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Himes, Blumenthal, Finch Announce Brownfield Money For East Side

August 14th, 2014 · 9 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Congressman Jim Himes: Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4), Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn), and Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch joined EPA Deputy Regional Administrator Deb Szaro this morning to visit the former site of the Progressive Plating Technologies facility in Bridgeport and announce two grants awarded through the EPA Brownfields Program. The City of Bridgeport was awarded […]

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Homestretch To Primary Tuesday, $400K In Public Funds For City Races

July 29th, 2014 · 30 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Two weeks until the August 12 Tsunami Tuesday with loads of primary action out there involving Democrats locally and Republicans statewide. This is one of those cycles with implications that could extend into next year’s mayoral election.

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What’s In Your Wallet? Examining Wage Inequality In Bridgeport Area–What Will Himes And Debicella Do?

July 15th, 2014 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Connecticut’s most populous city has pockets of poverty smack up against suburban affluence. A strikingly high level of wage inequality exists throughout the United States, with Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District ranking fifth for income inequality, according to a Bloomberg survey that examined census data to determine the level of economic equality in each of 435 […]

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Malloy’s Bridgeport Problem Growing As Campaign Season Heats Up, ‘When Are We Gonna Get Our Shot Like Stamford?’

July 2nd, 2014 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Critics of Governor Dan Malloy call the failed two-year recruitment of the world’s largest hedge fund Bridgewater Associates a boondoggle costing taxpayers $16 million that could have been invested in the state’s largest city. But it also highlights a growing organizational problem Malloy faces in Bridgeport in the gut of his reelection including frayed relations […]

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Debicella Ad Scrubs A Messy Washington

June 18th, 2014 · 16 Comments · National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Republican candidate for Congress Dan Debicella who was raised in Bridgeport has launched the first television ad of his campaign claiming things in Washington are “messy” and his Democratic opponent Jim Himes is part of the problem.

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