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Entries Tagged as 'Jonathan Pelto'

Survey Of Governor’s Race, Let Us Know Your Preference

October 27th, 2014 · 7 Comments · State Politics

Two weeks ago OIB conducted an unscientific poll to gauge reader input for the governor’s race. It was 46 percent for Republican Tom Foley and 46 percent for incumbent Democrat Dan Malloy. With about a week left until Election Day, let us know your preference.

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Pelto One Of Several Write-In Candidates For Governor

October 23rd, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

Gun-rights activist Joseph Visconti has qualified for the ballot as a petitioning candidate for governor, possibly siphoning votes from Republican nominee Tom Foley tucked in a close battle with Democratic incumbent Dan Malloy. Malloy blog critic Jonathan Pelto failed in his quest to secure signatures for ballot qualification. But Pelto, along with a few others, […]

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Cast Your Vote For Governor

October 14th, 2014 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

The election for governor is in three weeks, but why wait for the last minute? Let us know your choice in the latest OIB poll, albeit unscientific.

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It’s Official: Pelto Poops Out For November Ballot

August 29th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Former state legislator turned blogger Jonathan Pelto, a fierce critic of Governor Dan Malloy’s education policies threatening to poach votes from the incumbent, was notified on Friday by state elections officials he did not secure enough signatures from qualified electors to make the November ballot. He needed 7,500. He received 4,318. Several Bridgeport residents had […]

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Pelto On The Ropes For November Ballot Qualification

August 23rd, 2014 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Petitioning candidate for governor Jonathan Pelto writes “it appears increasingly likely that we will fall short of the 7,500 ‘valid’ signatures to get on the ballot.” State election officials are reviewing the signature petitions of Pelto, a critic of Democratic Governor Dan Malloy’s education policies. Pelto’s presence on the ballot could siphon votes from Malloy […]

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Education Chief Pryor Expelled, Recruited Vallas To City

August 18th, 2014 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events, State Politics

The state education chief whose school reform policies caused much agita among public school teachers and lobbied the hiring of Paul Vallas as Bridgeport school leader is saying sayonara. From the Hartford Courant: Stefan Pryor, the controversial state education commissioner, will leave his post and is “actively seeking new professional opportunities,” according to Gov. Dannel […]

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Moore Versus Costantini In General Election For State Senate

August 13th, 2014 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Marilyn Moore’s primary win over incumbent State Senator Anthony Musto places her against Republican Town Councilman Rick Costantini, an attorney with roots in Bridgeport, in the November general election. While the candidates bring party support bases to the table, the city-suburban district includes roughly 20,000 unaffiliated voters who can swing the difference.

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