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Entries Tagged as 'Jonathan Pelto'

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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Bridgeport’s Pelto Factor In Governor’s Race

August 6th, 2014 · 17 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events, State Politics

Former state legislator turned blogger Jonathan Pelto, a critic of Democratic Governor Dan Malloy’s education policies, is awaiting word if he has secured enough certified signatures to qualify for the November ballot as a petitioning candidate poised to poach votes from Malloy. Pelto and his Bridgeport supporters say it’s all for a good cause. From […]

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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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Another Poll Shows Close Race Between Malloy And Foley

July 31st, 2014 · 12 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

A new poll by Vox Populi Polling shows a statistical dead heat between Governor Dan Malloy and Republican endorsed Tom Foley who faces an August 12 primary from State Senator John McKinney. Malloy and Foley squared off in a tight election in 2010.

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Working Families Party Endorses Malloy–Backlash From Former WFP Supporters? Pelto: Politics Before Policy

July 29th, 2014 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Lindsay Farrell, executive director of the Connecticut Working Families Party, issued an eblast to supporters on Tuesday announcing the endorsement of Governor Dan Malloy for another four years. Malloy’s name will appear on the Democratic and WFP lines in the general election. In Bridgeport, former school board member Maria Pereira broke from the WFP several […]

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Latest Polls Show Challenging Reelection For Malloy

July 28th, 2014 · 40 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events, State Politics

A new poll conducted by the research firm You Gov in partnership with the The New York Times and CBS News shows Republican-endorsed Tom Foley with a nine-point lead over Democratic incumbent Dan Malloy. A poll conducted three weeks ago by national political consulting company Anazlone Liszt Grove Research showed Malloy and Foley in a […]

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