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Entries Tagged as 'Mark Lauretti'

Lauretti’s Political Lariat–Mayoral Run In Bridgeport?

October 11th, 2018 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Is he bored? Just having fun? Yes, there’s a curious rumor afoot that Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti, who has deep roots in Bridgeport, is noodling a run for Bridgeport mayor. While a popular Republican mayor of Shelton for the past 27 years, would Mayor Mark really move to Bridgeport against a 10 to 1 Democratic […]

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Italian Iced–City’s Cop Costs Force Columbus Parade To Shelton

September 15th, 2018 · 31 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

Community-organized parades and non-profit festivals must reinvent themselves, especially when high security costs become a factor. Organizers of the century-long Columbus weekend festivities, citing cop overtime details, are moving the October street parade from Madison Avenue to suburban-like Shelton where Mayor Mark Lauretti, who has deep roots in Bridgeport and served as the parade’s grand marshal […]

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Stefanowski Endorsed For A Second Ballot Line

August 26th, 2018 · 11 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

The Connecticut Independent Party on Sunday endorsed Republican nominee for governor Bob Stefanowski which provides him a second line to match Democratic nominee Ned Lamont who has also been endorsed by the Connecticut Working Families Party. From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: An Independent Party caucus cross-endorsed Republican gubernatorial nominee Bob Stefanowski and the rest of […]

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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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