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Entries Tagged as 'Karl Rove'

Shays Meows McMahon’s Loss–Murphy Would Have Defeated Him Too–McMahon, Obsitnik Poor City Performance

November 8th, 2012 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Former Congressman Chris Shays is reminding anyone willing to listen to him that he was right about Linda McMahon’s inability to win a general election. Maybe he should blame himself instead of blowing his trumpet, for managing his own primary that led to his August drubbing by McMahon. Shays couldn’t even win Bridgeport, where he […]

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Rove, GOP Rock Star, Raises Dough For Shays

June 7th, 2012 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The other night it was an event with John McCain. Tonight it’s Karl Rove. Who’s next, W? Republican scorched-earth strategist Karl Rove will headline a $1000-a-head fundraiser tonight in Greenwich for U.S. Senate candidate Chris Shays of Bridgeport. Trailing in polls, Shays needs lots of loot.

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Hook, Line, Sinker–Goofy National Media Bites Trump’s BS

April 21st, 2011 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics

What a goof. Donald Trump, America’s modern P.T. Barnum, is giving the national media a paint job. And loving every minute. Four years ago at this time Rudy Giuliani “America’s Mayor” was leading all GOP comers in national presidential polls. He flamed out. So will Donald. Except Rudy really wanted to be president. For Donald, it’s […]

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Dems Stick It To Merrick

May 21st, 2010 · 3 Comments · State Politics

The Democratic rules committee today dissed Merrick Alpert, Dick Blumenthal’s potential U.S. Senate primary opponent, from addressing state delegates. Here’s what Merrick would have said if allowed:

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Loot For Lawyers, Plus: ‘Bless Me Father …’, And Follow The Leader

October 6th, 2009 · 33 Comments · Civil Service, State Politics

How much has the city’s termination of former Personnel Director Ralph Jacobs cost taxpayers so far? Retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez wants to know. (Me too.) Lopez has sent letters to City Attorney Mark Anastasi and Finance Director Michael Feeney requesting billing info and payments made to outside lawyers hired by Anastasi. A lawyer from […]

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Too Much Brew At SHU, Plus: Imploding U.S. Senators And Heave Hovey

October 29th, 2008 · 25 Comments · Education, State Politics

Hey, will someone please clobber Anthony Cernera on the head and tell him his students are shitting all over the North End? That’s what State Sen. Rob Russo and a host of other city officials have tried to convey to the president of Sacred Heart University that maintains a Fairfield address, although its college dorms […]

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… And For The Good News, Plus: The State Of School Kids

October 6th, 2008 · 33 Comments · Education, National Politics

Mayor Bill Finch delivers his state of the city address to the Bridgeport City Council tonight. I’ve written my share of these speeches for mayors. (Glad I’m not writing this one.) It’s hard to put a bright face on city tax increases, red ink, layoffs, low police morale, stagnant development and state government deficits threatening […]

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