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After Tuesday’s Vote, How Will Dust Clear?

August 13th, 2018 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Bill Curry, two-time Democratic nominee for governor in Connecticut who twice lost to Republican John Rowland, writes “We Democrats will learn a lot about ourselves from the fates of Lamont and Ganim and Mattei and Tong. If Mattei goes down, or Ganim wins a town outside Bridgeport, it will be a sign we’re far too […]

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Convention Weekend, Murphy First, State Offices Saturday

May 18th, 2018 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Roughly 2,000 delegates will gather this weekend at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford to endorse Democratic candidates for statewide office. Friday (tonight) is reserved to nominate U.S. Senator Chris Murphy to a second, six-year term. Saturday morning delegates will weigh in on the state’s six constitutional offices. Ned Lamont will be endorsed for governor. […]

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When Mario Testa Capitalized On Democratic Convention Chaos

May 14th, 2018 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Connecticut Republicans just completed their weekend convention at Foxwoods. Up next, the Democratic convention in Hartford where Mayor Joe Ganim hopes to secure 15 percent delegate support to make the August primary ballot for governor. Failing that, he’s working Plan B: petitioning onto the ballot needing more than 15,000 certified signatures from Democratic electors, a […]

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Is State’s Taxpayer-Funded Campaign Finance Program Worth The Investment?

March 3rd, 2018 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Raise $250,000 in small donations and you receive a gubernatorial primary check of $1.25 million. Win the primary and you receive $6.5 million to spend on the general election. The other state constitutional offices, as well as candidates for state legislature, also receive corresponding amounts based on low-donor fundraising qualifications. Who pays for this? Taxpayers. […]

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Ganim Gears Up For Governor, Formal Announcement Next Week

December 27th, 2017 · 73 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

UPDATE: video from Doing It Local. He ran on a second-chance message that resurrected him as chief executive of Connecticut’s largest city in 2015 and now Mayor Joe Ganim is gearing up for a 2018 statewide run in which he’ll tout a new Connecticut economy with cities as the economic drivers. Ganim is expected to […]

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Mattei Seeks Attorney General Seat

December 4th, 2017 · 14 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Bridgeport attorney Chris Mattei, ex federal prosecutor who put former Governor John Rowland away the second time, announced on Monday his candidacy for attorney general, the state’s chief civil lawyer. Incumbent George Jepsen announced last week he’ll not seek another four-year term in 2018. Mattei joins a list of Democrats that include State Rep. William […]

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Mattei Shows Another Impressive Fundraising Quarter

October 4th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Bridgeport attorney Chris Mattei, a former federal prosecutor, enjoyed another mighty fundraising quarter once again cracking more than $100,000 in small donations raised that places him close to the financial threshold required to receive more than $1 million in public dollars for a 2018 Democratic primary for governor.

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Keeley Seeks Court Relief Following 1 Vote Primary Loss

September 30th, 2017 · 30 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis, no stranger to sorting out thorny city election issues, will decide if former State Rep. Bob Keeley is worthy of a mulligan against incumbent Jeanette Herron who bested him by a walloping 1 vote in the September 12 Democratic primary for City Council in the 133rd District. Keeley is asking […]

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