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Entries Tagged as 'Mark Lauretti'

They’ll Need A Shrink The Morning After

August 13th, 2018 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

Wednesday morning five candidates for governor will wake up with a miserable hangover from Tuesday’s primary results. The two who prevail in their respective parties will march on to the general election wondering about their sanity. What if I win? Good luck with that in a state drowning in red ink. And so, OIB resident […]

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Candidate Petition Drives End, Counting By Registrars Continues, Ganim Piles Up 32,000 Signatures

June 12th, 2018 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim’s petitioning campaign for governor has amassed roughly 32,000 signatures, 10,000 from Bridgeport, about twice the verified number he needs in his quest to qualify for an August 14 primary against Democratic-endorsed Ned Lamont. Tuesday was the final opportunity to submit signatures to local elections officials who will review the petitions to determine […]

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Ganim Leads Candidate Petition Hunt For Governor Primary, Bathroom Brawl With Ned-heads Continues

June 11th, 2018 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Tuesday is the deadline for all petitioning candidates for state office to submit signatures to the respective local registrar offices. The magic number for Democratic petitioners for governor is 15,458. For Republicans 9,081. Those numbers represent two percent of major party affiliation in Connecticut. Signature gathering is a long, hard, expensive slog. Meanwhile, Mayor Joe Ganim jiggling […]

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Will Herbst Campaign Strategy Be On The Mark Against Boughton?

June 4th, 2018 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

With deep roots in Bridgeport and eight years as first selectman of Trumbull, Tim Herbst carved out a futuristic profile as a fresh-faced outsider who could emerge as a statewide player in Republican politics. He was 29 years old in 2009 when elected chief executive of Trumbull knocking off incumbent Democrat Ray Baldwin. In 2014, […]

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The GOP Elephant Stampede

May 11th, 2018 · 8 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Convention fever has hit Connecticut. More than 1,000 delegates will attend the Republican convention at Foxwoods this weekend where up to nine candidates for governor seek the necessary support to make the ballot, among them Bridgeport resident David Walker, the former U.S. comptroller general. Democrats will conduct their convention next weekend.

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Takin’ It To The Streets, Ganim Launches Petition Drive For Democratic Guber Ballot

April 30th, 2018 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

He’s a relentless campaigner trying to forge an August Democratic primary for governor. On Tuesday Mayor Joe Ganim’s gubernatorial campaign operation will spread out across Connecticut cities toiling for more than 15,000 certified Democratic signatures required to qualify for the ballot.

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Lauretti Supports Competitive Casino Process–’Competition Drives Innovation’

March 19th, 2018 · 18 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti, Republican candidate for governor, testified on Friday before the legislature’s Public Safety Committee in support of a bill for an open, competitive process with Bridgeport in play for a waterfront gaming destination. The bill passed the legislative committee and now requires passage by the State House and Senate. In his testimony […]

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Silencers–Republican Candidates For Governor Mum On Guns

February 21st, 2018 · 23 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: The shooting deaths of 17 high school students and staff in Parkland, Fla., briefly focused eight Republican candidates for governor Wednesday night on the question of whether they would stand by or revise the sweeping gun-control measure passed in Connecticut five years ago after the massacre of 20 first-graders and […]

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