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Entries Tagged as 'Jim Himes'

For Primaries, The Focus Is Now

July 30th, 2018 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Two weeks left to the August 14 Democratic primaries with candidates for governor leading the ticket. Sleepy, low-turnout summer primaries are capricious ducks with electors focusing late on the candidates as campaign spending and outreach intensifies.

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Hanks: Why I Am Running For State Representative

July 28th, 2018 · 21 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Party-endorsed Shanté Hanks faces incumbent Charlie Stallworth in an August 14 Democratic primary in Connecticut’s 126th State House District that covers a portion of the North End, Whiskey Hill and a piece of the Upper East Side. She shares this commentary about her background and rationale for running.

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When Kids Are Caged–’Worse Than We Thought’

June 24th, 2018 · 20 Comments · Law Enforcement, National Politics, News and Events

From CT Mirror reporter Anna Radelat: Connecticut lawmakers at the U.S.-Mexico border this weekend said they were moved, and even shocked, by what they saw up close as the effect of the Trump administration’s immigration policy.

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Lacking Political Beacon, Walker House Up For Sale Again

June 14th, 2018 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Four years ago after losing a Republican primary for lieutenant governor, David Walker placed his waterfront Black Rock home for sale for $1,675,000. If an offer came it was not good enough for him to accept it. The Beacon Street house is now up for sale again, this time after Walker fell short of the […]

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When In Congress, Go Back To Congress Street Bridge, Himes Returns

June 12th, 2018 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Ten years ago, challenging incumbent Republican Chris Shays, Jim Himes made his bones in Bridgeport barbecuing Shays on his failure to deliver bucks for a replacement drawbridge over the Pequonnock River to reconnect the East Side with Downtown forcing headquarters for the city’s Fire Department to navigate a longer route for responses after the bridge […]

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Firebrand Politics–Meet Steve Obsitnik, GOP Candidate For Governor

June 9th, 2018 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Naval veteran and entrepreneur Steve Obsitnik surprised political observers when he receive enough delegate support at the Republican convention to qualify for an August  gubernatorial primary against party endorsed Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton and former Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst who came in second in the delegate sweepstakes. In 2012, Obsitnik was the Republican nominee […]

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Hanks A Lot! Incumbent Stallworth Loses Endorsement To Insurgent Shante Hanks

May 23rd, 2018 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

State Rep. Charlie Stallworth has been beaten back twice in a matter of days. On Saturday his long-shot candidacy for lieutenant governor running with Democrat Guy Smith was derailed at the Democratic Party convention. Tuesday night he faced an immediate concern after members of the Democratic Town Committee in the State House district Stallworth has represented for […]

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Comedy Club Owner: Relieve Stress, I’m A Cheerleader, I love This Town

May 2nd, 2018 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

For those of us who explore the funny bone in politics, Vinnie Brand’s Stress Factory comedy club is branding Downtown to a whole new level. Backed by Mayor Joe Ganim and Congressman Jim Himes on Wednesday, Brand monologued the grand opening of his club along McLevy Green to supporters with an effervescence to plug it […]

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