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Entries Tagged as 'Jim Himes'

Rev. Stallworth Back In The Ganim Fold–Assisting With Minority Police Recruitment

April 17th, 2018 · 41 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Civil Service, Law Enforcement, News and Events, State Politics

State Rep. Charlie Stallworth, an early Joe Ganim appointee who left city service about a year ago after a falling-out with the mayor, has returned as a consultant to the Civil Service Office with the task of recruiting minority candidates for an upcoming police test. He’ll be paid $2,500 for the next month with a […]

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The Politics Of Prayer–Ministers Unleash Big Dogs For Development Bite

March 11th, 2018 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

PSEG’s conversion of the state’s last coal plant to a gas-fired facility in the South End includes a $500 million investment, mega tax dollars to the city as well as a job apprenticeship training program as part of a community benefits agreement. City ministers have meowed to City Council members that the company isn’t doing […]

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Himes Steps Up For Danny Roach As Town Committee Battle Heats Up

February 26th, 2018 · 109 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

High-profile pols generally don’t avail themselves to local, insider political skirmishes, but they will sometimes step up for neighborhood leaders who’ve been there for them early and often. That’s what Congressman Jim Himes has done for Danny Roach, neighborhood bar owner, police commissioner, mayoral appointee and district leader whose nine-member Democratic Town Committee slate faces […]

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Hanks Thanks Contributors

February 19th, 2018 · 5 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Shante` Hanks, former staffer for Congressman Jim Himes, appears well on her way to qualifying for public financing in her quest to unseat incumbent State Rep. Charlie Stallworth in an August Democratic primary. Her campaign kicked out a news release praising her quick fundraising work. Party endorsements will take place in May. Shortly after that […]

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Enchanté! ‘Titanium Woman’ Hanks Gears Up For Stallworth Challenge

January 24th, 2018 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The 2018 election cycle will be loaded with intriguing matchups including the one shaping up in the 126th State House District where incumbent Charlie Stallworth faces a Democratic primary challenge from Congressman Jim Himes’ former deputy district director Shanté Hanks who has formed a candidate committee.

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Strap In For Stormy Political Season

January 15th, 2018 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

2018 is shaping up as an extraordinary election cycle featuring two Bridgeport candidates for governor, Democratic Mayor Joe Ganim and Republican David Walker, the former U.S. comptroller general, in a wild field on both sides of the political spectrum. This is also a state legislative year as candidates position ahead of May endorsement sessions followed […]

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Dems Call Republican Tax Plan A Scam, Ransom Payment To GOP Donors, Bad For Connecticut

December 20th, 2017 · 26 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

Congressman Jim Himes asserts the Republican tax plan that will likely be signed into law this week will bloat the federal debt, raise the cost of living in Connecticut, lower property values and suppress home ownership.

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Walker: We Have Decided To Fight Than Flee

December 9th, 2017 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Shortly after he came up short in a Republican primary for lieutenant governor in 2014, Bridgeport resident David Walker declared if Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley’s bid failed he’d leave Connecticut. Foley lost. The former U.S. comptroller general, a candidate for governor, has had a change of heart.

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