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Entries Tagged as 'Mike Garrett'

Ganim Appoints John Weldon To School Board

November 23rd, 2016 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

UPDDATE: Black Rocker John Weldon on Tuesday was appointed to the Board of Education by Mayor Joe Ganim to fill the vacancy of Republican Kevin McSpirit that now completes the full nine-member school board. Weldon’s appointment is key in perhaps swaying the balance of power as well as the organizational meeting of officers that will take […]

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Examine Tuesday’s Election Results

November 11th, 2016 · 3 Comments · City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The Connecticut Secretary of the State’s website is now loaded with statistics from Tuesday’s presidential election, see here. For readers who enjoy keeping score–always nice to examine who ran ahead of others for bragging rights–we’ve shared some numbers below, but some comparisons are difficult due to neighborhood demographic differences. The best comparisons are citywide or […]

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How Many Times Have You Voted? Larger Turnout In City

November 8th, 2016 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

On a beautiful day, Bridgeport turnout at the midway point of voting was running ahead of the last presidential cycle four years ago when 52 percent of registered electors voted. Many voters waited in line for an hour to cast a ballot. Others report the line was so long they left to return during off-peak […]

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Online Voter Registration Swamps Election Workers

October 31st, 2016 · 3 Comments · City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

City election officials have registered thousands of voters in this presidential cycle led by the new online registration available at the Connecticut Secretary of the State website. See here. “To use the online voter registration system you must have a current and valid driver’s license, learner’s permit or non-driver photo identification card issued by the […]

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November Ballot Lineup

October 11th, 2016 · No Comments · City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Ballots have been printed for the Nov. 8 general election. The example above is for the 127th State House District that covers candidates for President, U.S. Senate, U.S. Representative, State Senate, State House and Registrar of Voters.

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Moore-Hammers The Featured Race Among Legislative Races

October 4th, 2016 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Five weeks from the general election with Hillary and The Donald the featured attraction in an historic race, but closer to home we have eight legislative races with Republicans mounting full slates against incumbent Democrats.

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Three’s A Crowd In Registrar’s Office?

August 29th, 2016 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Long-time city activist and registered Republican Rosa Correa says she’s running as a petitioning candidate for the Office of Registrar of Voters to “awaken” disconnected GOP electors to participate in the election process. Gee, counters Republican Town Chairman Michael Garrett, Correa hasn’t even participated in recent Republican campaigns and has often been a friend to Democrats.

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City Republicans Call For A Seat At The Table

July 18th, 2016 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Outside of Black Rock and a few pockets here and there, it’s lonely for Republican political operatives. During the 20-year period from 1971 to 1991 Republicans occupied the mayor’s office for 10 of those years. They had strong representation on the City Council and some state legislative seats. When 32-year-old Democrat Joe Ganim was elected […]

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