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Entries Tagged as 'Mark Lauretti'

Pull Out Checkbook, It’s Joe’s Birthday

October 18th, 2017 · 2 Comments · State Politics, Uncategorized

If it’s a candidate’s birthday, what better gift than a campaign contribution? To a candidate’s way of thinking, anyway. Saturday night, at the Trumbull home of city employee Danny Pizarro, “Joe Ganim’s Birthday Bash” requires a minimum $100 contribution to his 2018 exploratory campaign for governor.

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Funds And Suds For Walker At Brewport Campaign Event–Scinto On Tap

October 13th, 2017 · 65 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Many Bridgeport angles accompany the 2018 race for governor including candidates Mayor Joe Ganim and David Walker, the former U.S. Comptroller General who lives in Black Rock. (No suburbanites, Black Rock is a Bridgeport neighborhood, not Fairfield.) Shelton mega developer Bob Scinto is backing Walker over Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti, also a GOP gubernatorial candidate, […]

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Tweet Wars–Walker, Herbst Spar Over Fundraising

October 7th, 2017 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Bridgeport resident David Walker, Republican candidate for governor, tweets that his campaign is on the way to qualifying for public financing which brings a jackpot of more than $1 million for a presumed 2018 August primary. In a needle from Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst who enjoys getting under Walker’s skin, the GOP gubernatorial candidate […]

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Who Wants To Challenge David Walker In Pickleball?

October 2nd, 2017 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Who says David Walker doesn’t know how to have fun? A day in Port Jefferson, a game of pickleball, beef at Joseph’s Steakhouse Downtown, reading his favorite local political site OIB. Okay, maybe the OIB part is a stretch. In a birthday-of-the-day interview with POLITICO, the Bridgeport resident and 2018 Republican candidate for governor responds […]

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Lauretti, Parade, Marines, Free Concerts Highlight Columbus Weekend Events

September 29th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events, State Politics

Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti, also a Republican candidate for governor in 2018, is this year’s grand marshal for the Columbus Day Parade Oct. 8th. Two free Marine Band concerts will also take place as part of the weekend festivities, October 6 and October 7, 7 p.m. at the Klein Memorial Auditorium. The concerts are free […]

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Assessing Ringmasters, Ringleaders

August 29th, 2017 · 53 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

For 70 years it’s been a gentlemen’s club, save for one insurgent Elizabeth “Betty” Pfriem (class of 1986), the late publisher of the Bridgeport Post and Telegram, but the annual announcement of the Barnum Festival ringmaster still brings out the old timers, business leaders, government influencers and politically ambitious. The other day at the introduction […]

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Walker Raises $72K In His First Fundraising Quarter Of Governor’s Race

July 10th, 2017 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Bridgeport resident David Walker, the former U.S. comptroller general, collected $72,156 in his first quarter fundraisng effort in his 2018 exploratory campaign for governor, according to his on-line filing with the State Elections Enforcement Commission. Today, July 10, is the deadline for candidates to file mandatory reports for the period ending June 30. Walker’s goal, […]

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Rejecting Lobbyist Loot, Mattei Raises Dough With A Reformer’s Touch

July 3rd, 2017 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

So far this is a wide-open gubernatorial election cycle for 2018. An open seat, Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman not clearly signaling her intentions, a slew of candidates, committed or through exploratory, raising money to leverage millions in public dollars. It provides room for a sleeper. On the Democratic side it may be Chris Mattei, a […]

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