Dogged by state finances and poor approval ratings, Democratic Governor Dan Malloy announced on Thursday he will not seek another four-year term in 2018. This announcement will trigger a series of decisions by would-be candidates for statewide office be it governor or other constitutional positions such as comptroller and lieutenant governor.
Entries Tagged as 'Mark Lauretti'
April 13th, 2017 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
April 10th, 2017 · 72 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics
WFSB 3 Connecticut Bridgeport resident David Walker, former U.S. Comptroller General and a 2014 Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, announced on Dennis House’s Face The State (video above) that his government and private sector experience make him the strongest potential candidate for governor among the current Republican field for 2018. See Walker website here.
February 15th, 2017 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics
With deep roots in Bridgeport and a strong story to tell about a mega grand list that has kept taxes down, Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti says he will formally announce his candidacy for governor next month joining a potentially large Republican field for the 2018 gubernatorial cycle. Lauretti was elected mayor in 1991, the same […]
January 10th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics
If Governor Dan Malloy runs for a third term in 2018, can he win? If he runs, he must make a whole lot of mayors happy and they make him happy in return. Otherwise, it’s sayonara. Unless, of course, the Republicans put up another flaccid candidate such as Tom Foley.
May 25th, 2016 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Maria Pereira, Charlie Coviello and Tito Ayala have hit the streets to secure signatures from registered Democrats to qualify for State House primaries in August. If they all make the ballot that means five of eight members of the city’s state legislative delegation will be campaigning this summer.
September 3rd, 2015 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events
Five mayoral candidates including incumbent Bill Finch sans his Democratic primary opponents Joe Ganim and Mary-Jane Foster addressed education issues at a one-hour forum Thursday night at the Cathedral of Praise in the South End hosted by the faith-based group FaithActs for Education. More than 200 people attended in a largely polite church crowd with […]
October 12th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
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October 6th, 2014 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
News release from Council of Italian-American Societies: Strike up the bands, tune up the instruments, unfurl the flags, the Columbus Day Parade & Celebration, the oldest continuous parade in the state, is preparing to step off Sunday, October 12 in Bridgeport’s North End. The 106th Columbus Day Parade & Celebration, sponsored by the Council of […]