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Entries Tagged as 'John McKinney'

Foley And McKinney Spar Days From GOP Primary For Governor

August 10th, 2014 · 4 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Two days from Tuesday’s Republican primary for governor, Tom Foley and John McKinney battled Sunday morning in a debate on WTNH News 8. The first question of the forum came from News 8 watcher James of Vernon, who wanted to know: “If you are elected Governor, do you have any plans to modify or repeal […]

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Tuesday’s Voting Precincts

August 8th, 2014 · 4 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

It’s crunch time for the respective campaigns gearing up for Tuesday’s primary. Citywide there’s a Republican primary for governor between Tom Foley and John McKinney as well as a GOP primary for lieutenant governor that includes Bridgeport resident David Walker. In addition we have four Democratic legislative races.

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McKinney Hammers Foley

August 7th, 2014 · 1 Comment · News and Events, State Politics

Republican challenger John McKinney is trying to make up ground against party-endorsed Tom Foley in the final days before Tuesday’s primary.

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Tom Foley Roosts At Red Rooster

August 6th, 2014 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Republican candidate for governor Tom Foley, facing a challenge in next Tuesday’s primary from Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, visited the Red Rooster Deli Wednesday afternoon owned by John Gomes, one-time Democratic candidate for mayor in 2011. Foley fielded questions from visitors and chatted with business owners along North Avenue.

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Final Week Push For Primary Votes, Absentee Ballot Requests Flood Town Clerk

August 5th, 2014 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

One week left until tsunami Tuesday. How many times have you voted? Oh that’s right, no early voting (yet) in the state of Connecticut. But that’s not stopping a blizzard of absentee ballots from blanketing city neighborhoods as campaign operatives put on a final push with door knocks, phone calls, mail pieces and pleas on […]

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McKinney: End Common Core, State’s Future Depends On Turning Around Bridgeport

August 5th, 2014 · 13 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Republican candidate for governor John McKinney told the respective editorial boards of Hearst Connecticut Newspapers on Monday he would end the Common Core federal education standards advanced by Governor Malloy that has caused angst among school teachers. He also said the future of the state depends on the economic vitality of the state’s largest city. […]

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Spoiler Alert! Pelto: No Guilt If He Costs Malloy November Election

August 4th, 2014 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

OIB friend Paul Bass of the New Haven Independent asked petitioning candidate for governor Jonathan Pelto in a video interview, “Would you feel guilty the day after the election if Democrats lost because you ran?” No way, says Pelto who adds he’s sending a message that Democrats cannot walk away from their constituencies.

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David Walker’s Bugs Bunny Moment In The Campaign Battle For Second Spot

August 4th, 2014 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

WFSB 3 Connecticut Did you watch Sunday’s Republican lieutenant governor forum on WFSB’s Face The State hosted by Dennis House? It featured Bridgeport resident David Walker, State Representative Penny Bacchiochi and former Groton Mayor Heather Somers. Watching the two female candidates go at it with Walker in the middle, it seemed like one of those […]

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