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Entries Tagged as 'Mark Pazniokas'

For CT Republicans It’s Taxes, Not Trump

October 14th, 2018 · 8 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: President Donald J. Trump generates enthusiastic crowds at campaign rallies elsewhere, but he was rarely mentioned Saturday by Republicans at a unity rally in (Southbury) Connecticut, where activists were reminded all politics is local, and the only issues that matter are taxes and the economy.

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Judge Deals Setback To Tribal Casino In East Windsor, MGM Pushes Call For Bridgeport Gaming Destination

October 1st, 2018 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

A years-away tribal casino planned for East Windsor to protect its Connecticut market share from MGM’s $1 billion resort that opened in Springfield, Massachusetts in August was dealt a major setback this weekend by a federal judge who ruled that Connecticut’s two tribal nations have no legal authority to compel the federal Department of the […]

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Oz Qualifies For Guber Ballot

August 28th, 2018 · 2 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: Oz Griebel, a former Republican running for governor with a former Democrat, Monte Frank, as his running mate, qualified for the ballot Tuesday, the secretary of the state’s office said. He joins Democrat Ned Lamont and Republican Bob Stefanowski.

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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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Lamont Hopes Message Maven Is On The Mark

July 2nd, 2018 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

In 2006 little-known cable television entrepreneur Ned Lamont stormed the national scene defeating U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman in a Democratic primary. Lamont’s anti-war message that worked in the primary failed to pivot to unaffiliated voters who settle statewide races in Connecticut. Lieberman retained his seat on a third-party line. Four years later Lamont’s overwhelming money […]

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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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Ganim’s “Big Ones” Has People Talking–Nerdy Ned Versus Lunch Bucket Joe

May 25th, 2018 · 19 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Chatting at the OIB 10th anniversary party Wednesday night in the Carousel Building of Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, where horses go ’round and ’round, former City Councilman Bob “Troll” Walsh who knows all about city political races peered across the room at a grizzled political horse, clipboard in hand, politely asking Democratic guests if they’d sign […]

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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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