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Entries Tagged as 'Joe Lieberman'

Lieberman To Lead Centrist Group No Labels

November 10th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, News and Events

Former U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman, the 2000 Democratic vice presidential candidate who supported Republican John McCain for president in 2008, has been named co-chair of No Labels, the national group that seeks common ground among political leaders. Bridgeport resident David Walker, former U.S. Comptroller General, co-founded the organization. Walker, who has his Black Rock house […]

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Chris Murphy Receives Oath Of Office, Replaces Lieberman

January 3rd, 2013 · 4 Comments · News and Events

From AP: Chris Murphy has taken the oath of office to become Connecticut’s newest U.S. senator, replacing the retiring Joe Lieberman.

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What If Finch Left The Democratic Party? Dreaming Political Freedom

November 30th, 2012 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Mayor Bill Finch has been mumbling the past few days about some of his political appointments derailing city progress. Yes, what if Finch bolted the ranks of the donkeys? Ciao. Sayonara. Adiós. See ya. You’re on your own. Bye bye. I’ve changed my registration to unaffiliated. He has three full years left in his second […]

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Holy Connecticut Yankee, A Coin For Twain

November 16th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Best of Bridgeport

So I gave up the idea of a circus, and concluded he was from an asylum. But we never came to an asylum–so I was up a stump, as you may say. I asked him how far we were from Hartford. He said he had never heard of the place; which I took to be […]

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Tell Us Your Election Surprises

November 9th, 2012 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Anything about election day shock you? Barack’s national win? Chris Murphy’s 12-point win over Linda McMahon to replace Joe Lieberman in the U.S. Senate? Speaking of Joe, what’s his legacy? Were you surprised the charter revision question designed to empower Mayor Bill Finch to appoint school board members was shot down by voters?

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How About Election Predictions?

November 5th, 2012 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The eve of the election is upon us, the majority of the work is finished: door knocking, phone calls, lawn signs, mail pieces, radio, television. Field operations are poised to hit the ground, final phone calls will flood districts. Rev. Al Sharpton, Governor Dannel Malloy and Mayor Bill Finch rallied Dems at Mount Aery Baptist […]

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Q Poll: McMahon-Murphy Dead Heat, Obama By 12 Over Romney

October 4th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Republican Linda McMahon and Democrat Chris Murphy are in a virtual tie in the race to replace a retiring Joe Lieberman in the U.S. Senate, according to a poll conducted by Quinnipiac University. Barack Obama leads Mitt Romney in Connecticut by 12 points. Romney appeared to do himself some good Wednesday night in the first […]

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Weicker: McMahon-Murphy Campaign Worst Ever

September 25th, 2012 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Six weeks from today you have choices to make for president and several combined federal and state offices. Have you already made them? Which candidates impress? Which don’t?

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