The municipal election cycle is over. Up next, the legislative election. Bridgeport Republican Town Chair John Slater isn’t wasting any time putting the city’s eight-member legislative delegation on the spot regarding their stance on Syrian refugees entering the state, an emotional issue that could find its way into state elections during a presidential year.
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November 18th, 2015 · 128 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics
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October 20th, 2015 · 33 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events
The League of Women Voters of the Bridgeport Area will lead a free open forum tonight (Tuesday) at 7 p.m. at the Burroughs Community Center on Fairfield Avenue featuring candidates for City Council in the 130th District that covers Black Rock and a portion of the West End. One of those candidates is Enrique Torres […]
October 6th, 2015 · 12 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
Later this week, the official ballot lineup will be set for the November 3 general election, four weeks from today. The following candidates will appear, not necessarily in this order.
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September 29th, 2015 · 39 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
From Republican Town Chair John Slater: This comes one week after the Mayor pleaded with Rick Torres to give up and hand over the endorsement of the Bridgeport Republican Party. In other words, Bill Finch was content to run as a Republican when it served his purpose. It also comes one week after Mary-Jane Foster, […]
July 31st, 2015 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics
Republican mayoral candidate Enrique Torres is betting if he fails to prevail his third time for the city’s top post, reclaiming his City Council seat will be his backup in the November general election. Republicans have endorsed him for mayor as well as City Council in the 130th District. Torres is the sole Republican on […]
October 16th, 2014 · 27 Comments · News and Events, State Politics
Even though President Obama cancelled a visit to New Jersey as well to address an Ebola response, and state Democratic leaders say he will return to Connecticut, Bridgeport Republican Town Chair John Slater questions in a statement the motive behind the president postponing his Bridgeport visit Wednesday, adding “I find this to be a convenient […]
October 1st, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Former City Councilman Joel “Speedy” Gonzalez will appear on the November ballot as a petitioning candidate for Connecticut’s 130th State House seat occupied by Democrat Ezequiel Santiago. Winning the long-shot seat is not his ultimate goal. He’s looking to create an insurgent political party presence on the Peace and Progress line, as he shares in […]
March 26th, 2014 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Republican Town Chairman John Slater says pigs are animals too and should be included in Mayor Bill Finch’s green initiative just like chickens. Statement from Slater to the mayor. I wanted to take this time to offer my congratulations on the landmark ordinance you have worked on to ensure the Bridgeport taxpayers can house chickens […]