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Entries Tagged as 'Mark Lauretti'

No Magic In Lauretti’s Top Hat, Denied Ballot Access For Lieutenant Governor

June 24th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton had already projected last week when he suspended his campaign for governor what became official on Tuesday: his running partner Mark Lauretti would not make the ballot to run for lieutenant governor. Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill announced Lauretti, the mayor of Shelton and 2008 Barnum Festival ringmaster, came […]

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Youthful And Resilient Paoletta Leads Columbus Festivities

June 16th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

You’ll not meet a more vibrant 79-year-old than Lenny Paoletta who served as mayor from 1981-1985. Determined, athletic, resourceful, Paoletta is serving as the 2014 Columbus Day Parade Grand Marshal. Paoletta loves a parade and it was during his years as mayor the St. Patrick’s Day Parade festivities took flight. He’s also resilient. Twenty years […]

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Your Vote Counts And So Does Your Signature

June 10th, 2014 · No Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Today (Tuesday) at 4 p.m. was the deadline for candidates to file their petition sheets with elections officials to qualify for various August 12 primaries.

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Campaigners Knocking On Your Door?

June 2nd, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Any pols approach you begging for your signature to help qualify them for the Aug. 12 primary ballot? Candidates have another eight days to submit enough signatures to elections officials for ballot approval. The petitioning process requires a reserve of signatures to cover the bad ones.

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The Quest For Campaign Hancocks, Boughton-Lauretti Hiring Petition Circulators At $2 Per Valid Signature

May 26th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Who was out this Memorial Day weekend hustling signatures to get on the ballot? A whole bunch of candidates for state offices.

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Musical Chairs For Republican Lieutenant Governor Candidates, Somers Throws Boughton Under The Bus, Boughton Embraces Lauretti

May 22nd, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

On a day Republican candidates for governor John McKinney and Mark Boughton submitted state paperwork to run in the August 12 primary against party-endorsed Tom Foley, Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti, once a gubernatorial candidate, will take out primary petitions to qualify for the ballot as a candidate for lieutenant governor, according to a spokesman for […]

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Republicans Endorse Foley For Governor, McKinney-Walker Form Campaign Alliance For Primary

May 17th, 2014 · 42 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Republican gubernatorial candidate State Senator John McKinney has chosen Bridgeport resident David Walker, the former U.S. Comptroller General, to serve as his running mate as Republican delegates on Saturday endorsed 2010 nominee Tom Foley for governor at Mohegan Sun. McKinney entered the convention in a fragile position with delegates to secure the 15 percent support […]

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