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Team McWalker–McKinney, Walker To File For Public Financing Jointly

June 25th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Call them McWalker. Republican candidate for governor John McKinney and running mate David Walker, a Bridgeport resident, announced on Tuesday they will merge their campaign finances to file an application on Wednesday (today) with the State Elections Enforcement Commission to qualify for a grant under the state’s Citizens Election Program of publicly financed races.

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Will David Walker Be On The Ballot?

May 15th, 2014 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

Moving parts intrigue the Republican state party convention this weekend at Mohegan Sun, including candidates for lieutenant governor among them Bridgeport resident David Walker, the former U.S. Comptroller General, trying to qualify for the ballot. An August primary is likely for governor. Deal making, political pragmatism, delegate support and Walker’s fundraising all factor into his […]

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Rell, Show Horse; Malloy, Work Horse–A Study In Contrasts

November 21st, 2012 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Law Enforcement

When she was governor, Jodi Rell’s idea of economic development for the state’s largest city was a prison on the Upper East Side. Such vision. Angry city residents led by then State Rep. Chris Caruso defeated the measure with protests, vigils, news conferences and a reasoned declaration that Bridgeport already has enough of that sort […]

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Yankee Fans Unite–Valentine Endorses Obsitnik For Congress

July 27th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

It can’t be! The 4th Congressional district going red? On the weekend the hated Boston Red Sox invade Yankee Stadium, Blowsox Manager Bobby Valentine has endorsed Democratic Congressman Jim Himes’ Republican opponent Steve Obsitnik. What self-respecting Yankee fan could now support Obsitnik? What has the political world come to? Thankfully, incumbent Himes is an unabashed […]

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My Ears Hurt, The Reality About Polls, Wake Up CT Post!

September 28th, 2010 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics

Quinnipiac Poll: June 2010, Ned Lamont 39, Dan Malloy 22. Malloy wins August primary by double digits. Quinnipiac Poll: July 2010, Tom Foley 48, Michael Fedele 13. Fedele loses by just a couple of points and if he had one more week he fillets Foley. What did Malloy and Fedele have in common? Public financing, […]

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Mayor, Mario And Malloy, Plus: Himes-Debicella Battle, And Pathetic Primary Turnout

August 20th, 2010 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Sounds like Mayor Bill Finch and Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa are doing and saying all the right things reaching out to guber primary winner Dan Malloy. The mayor and Mario aren’t in any position to cut a specific deal with Malloy. They made their deal with Ned Lamont. But the more they’re on board with Malloy […]

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Tsunami Tuesday, Get Out And Vote!

August 10th, 2010 · 12 Comments · State Politics

Afternoon update: The primary vote hit the halfway point at 1 p.m. and the turnout is death valley in the city and around the state. Some absentee ballot shenanigans today in the Longfellow precinct, where portions of Black Rock and West End vote, but what would a Bridgeport election be without a few operatives knocking on doors and grabbing […]

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Let’s Get This Party Started, Q Poll Reveals Tight Guber Races

August 9th, 2010 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

Rock and roll hoochie koo. Here we go, one day before Tsunami Tuesday and the races for governor are tight. Well, never let it be said Ned Lamont isn’t banking on a big Bridgeport win. So confident (or hopeful) of  a Park City plurality he’s decided to park himself in the state’s largest city at […]

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