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Entries Tagged as 'Margaret Morton'

Ganim Aligns With Bradley, Gomes For Turner In State Senate Contest

August 6th, 2018 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

A couple of thirty-somethings are going at it to fill the seat of retiring State Senator Ed Gomes in Connecticut’s 23rd District where Gomes hopes he’s replaced by his former administrative aide Aaron Turner and Mayor Joe Ganim, a candidate for governor, urges a vote for candidates on Line B, his line, except for party-endorsed […]

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Turner, Vermont Push Primary Against Bradley In Open State Senate Seat

May 29th, 2018 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Lots of pols scouring various districts to secure sufficient petition signatures to forge an August 14 primary, among them Democrats Aaron Turner and Carolyn Vermont seeking a challenge of party endorsed Dennis Bradley for the 23rd Senate District seat of a retiring Ed Gomes. Turner and Vermont can start that process Tuesday (today), according to […]

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Senator Moore Among Leaders To Nominate Margaret Morton To Women’s Hall Of Fame

February 22nd, 2018 · 1 Comment · News and Events

News release from State Senator Marilyn Moore: In celebration of Black History Month, Connecticut’s four current African American women legislators Senator Marilyn Moore (D-Bridgeport), Rep. Patricia Billie Miller (D-Stamford), Rep. Toni Walker (D-New Haven), and Rep. Robyn Porter (D-New Haven)–nominated Margaret E. Morton, the first African American woman to sit in the state legislature, to the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame. Joined […]

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Build A Statue Of Margaret Morton

February 16th, 2017 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Controversy abounded about the statue relocation of engineering pioneer Lewis Latimer that seems to be resolved by Mayor Joe Ganim declaring Thursday it will continue to front the Margaret Morton Government Center. It’s a mighty fine statue that should remain displayed prominently, but how many visitors who approach the Downtown concourse know anything about the […]

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Young Gun Dennis Bradley Versus The Warrior Ed Gomes For State Senate

April 13th, 2016 · 140 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Last summer was the craziest election season in Connecticut’s largest city. Joe Ganim stormed back to make redemption history, upsetting Bill Finch in a September primary relegating Finch the first mayor in city history to lose a primary. How do you top that? Likely never. But when it comes to politics, Bridgeport is the city […]

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Wanna Buy City Hall Annex?

January 9th, 2016 · 22 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

When you’re trying to close a budget gap, just about everything is on the table. Even selling the City Hall annex also known as the Margaret Morton Government Center, 999 Broad Street, named for the former state senator and community leader. See valuation information here.

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Marilyn Moore’s Historic State Senate Win Completes Ed Gomes’ Revenge

November 9th, 2014 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

State Senate-elect Marilyn Moore never crafted her campaign as something potentially historic, she just went about her business putting in the retail work–lighting up phone lines and knocking on doors–so required in these types of elections when the biggest prize at the top of the ticket is governor. Last Tuesday she became the first black […]

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2012 Review: Ayala Wins State Senate Primary Over Newton, Gomes–Historic Election For Hispanics

December 27th, 2012 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

We continue top stories of the year with the election of Andres Ayala to the State Senate that included a tough August primary battle against incumbent Ed Gomes and Ernie Newton who occupied the seat before corruption charges forced him from office seven years ago.

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