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Entries Tagged as 'Mark Lauretti'

Ganim Stresses Democratic Partnership With Urban Centers, GOP Running State “Death For Me And My City”

November 20th, 2017 · 53 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

Edging closer to a formal declaration for governor, Mayor Joe Ganim on Saturday pitched members of the political action organization The Voices of Women of Color, stressing cities as the economic drivers to build a “new Connecticut economy.”

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Lauretti Touts Fundraising Threshold

October 25th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

A key marker to become a viable statewide candidate is qualifying for Connecticut’s Citizens Election Program of publicly financed races. The money will not be parceled out until after respective party conventions in May where candidates need 15 percent delegate support in lieu of petitioning directly onto the primary ballot via signatures. The campaign payday […]

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Pull Out Checkbook, It’s Joe’s Birthday

October 18th, 2017 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

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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