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Entries Tagged as 'Mark Lauretti'

Meet The Republican Candidates

April 6th, 2014 · 1 Comment · News and Events, State Politics

Hey, looking for a warmup event before the UConn national championship game? Check out the forum in Fairfield featuring Republican candidates this cycle. News release: The Fairfield Republican Town Committee will host a candidate forum open to the public on Monday, April 7th at 7p.m. in the main auditorium at Fairfield Ludlowe High School (785 […]

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Walker: Tired Of Career Politicians Distorting Facts

January 13th, 2014 · 61 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Bridgeport resident David Walker, former U.S. Comptroller General, announced on Monday an exploratory committee for lieutenant governor saying he’s a Republican “committed to being an independent minded, inclusive and results oriented person along the lines of Ronald Reagan and George Herbert Walker Bush.” During his announcement in Hartford Walker stressed how he can apply his financial experience […]

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Without A Fundraising Infrastructure Former Ringmaster Lauretti Must Crack Money Whip For Governor

January 4th, 2014 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

Pooh-poohing the Republican candidates, popular Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti is seeking the GOP nomination for governor with the party convention just four months away. The former Barnum Festival ringmaster with roots in Bridgeport has lots of ground to make up. The city he governs has one of the largest grand lists in the state that’s fertile […]

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Driveway To Manny’s Mansion Tops Among Stories For May/June 2013

December 30th, 2013 · 2 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Cops, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

We learned in June in a story published by the Connecticut Post, the city paid controversial developer Manny Moutinho $400,000 to improve his own Stratford waterfront property as part of an airport safety project. There’s still gravel to unravel in this story. Other headliners from May and June:

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Will David Walker Run For Lieutenant Governor?

December 21st, 2013 · 74 Comments · City Council, News and Events, State Politics

Saying he could be a partner in restructuring state finances, Bridgeport resident David Walker, former U.S. Comptroller General, told OIB on Friday he’s considering a run for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor. Walker emphasized he’ll make a final decision about a statewide run after Jan. 1 following consultation with family and close friends.

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Lauretti Says He’ll Run For Governor

June 24th, 2013 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Popular Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti, whose desire for a gubernatorial run in 2010 was derailed by a federal corruption probe into his administration, says he’ll seek the Republican nomination for governor in 2014. Lauretti told OIB of his plans Saturday night at the Barnum Festival Ringmaster’s Ball at Seaside Park. Lauretti, who has roots in […]

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Lauretti’s Never Raised Big Bucks

January 12th, 2012 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti has a nice story to tell if he decides to jump into a growing field of Republicans seeking to unseat Democratic Congressman Jim Himes. Twenty years of grand list growth, low tax rate and an abundance of jobs is something to sell to voters in Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District. Weak point? […]

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