Bridgeport resident David Walker, who has formed an exploratory committee for lieutenant governor, is pushing to qualify for a grant under the state’s Citizens Election Program of publicly financed races. The former U.S. Comptroller General is trying to qualify before the GOP party convention in May to place him in a stronger position as a […]
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February 10th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics
February 3rd, 2014 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, News and Events
Former Republican State Senator Rob Russo’s getting ribbed for The New York Times Magazine article last week that named him “One of the people that do all the work” in Hillary Clinton’s political operation for president. Russo’s wife Carolyn, a Hillary supporter, was pleased hubby was among the names featured in Hillary’s political planet that included Democratic powerhouses Lady […]
January 30th, 2014 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics
When Tom Foley announced his exploratory campaign for governor at the Burroughs Community Center last September he acknowledged Republicans must perform better in Democratic strongholds with a promise to spend more time in cities. We’ll see if he puts words into action. The U.S. ambassador to Ireland under George W. Bush made his formal announcement […]
January 13th, 2014 · 61 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Bridgeport resident David Walker, former U.S. Comptroller General, announced on Monday an exploratory committee for lieutenant governor saying he’s a Republican “committed to being an independent minded, inclusive and results oriented person along the lines of Ronald Reagan and George Herbert Walker Bush.” During his announcement in Hartford Walker stressed how he can apply his financial experience […]
January 4th, 2014 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics
Pooh-poohing the Republican candidates, popular Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti is seeking the GOP nomination for governor with the party convention just four months away. The former Barnum Festival ringmaster with roots in Bridgeport has lots of ground to make up. The city he governs has one of the largest grand lists in the state that’s fertile […]
December 21st, 2013 · 74 Comments · City Council, News and Events, State Politics
Saying he could be a partner in restructuring state finances, Bridgeport resident David Walker, former U.S. Comptroller General, told OIB on Friday he’s considering a run for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor. Walker emphasized he’ll make a final decision about a statewide run after Jan. 1 following consultation with family and close friends.
September 10th, 2013 · 7 Comments · News and Events, State Politics
Tom Foley, the 2010 Republican candidate for governor who lost a squeaker to Democrat Dan Malloy, announced an exploratory committee for governor today at the Burroughs Community Center in Black Rock declaring Malloy’s policies as governor hurt cities such as Bridgeport. “The failure of the governor’s agenda falls hardest on the residents of cities such […]