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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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Is Minority Party Representation On The Table For Charter Revision? Mike Garrett Says It Should Be

January 11th, 2012 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education

Update with Mike Garrett comments: The seven-member Charter Revision Commission will look at reshaping the way school board members are chosen, among other items. The Bridgeport Board of Education is currently an elected body on hold as a result of state control of city schools that has created an appointed commission. Could a hybrid of elected […]

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Finch, Other Elected Officials, Start New Terms

December 1st, 2011 · 4 Comments · City Council, News and Events

More than two dozen elected officials led by Mayor Bill Finch received the oath of office in City Council chambers Thursday night. Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen delivered the oath of office to Finch for his second term as Bridgeport’s 52nd mayor. Democratic Party Vice Chair Dorothy Guman administered the oath to City Clerk Fleeta Hudson while […]

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Non-Voters Are Brain Dead–What Does Finch Gain By Debating?

October 21st, 2011 · 50 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

The Connecticut Post on Sunday published a package of stories (Inside the Machine) examining Mayor Bill Finch’s primary win over Mary-Jane Foster: the warchest, the role of the party apparatus, hundreds of “consultants” hired to churn out the vote, the bulging absentee ballot operation led by Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa and the queen of ABs […]

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Torres Seeks GOP Leadership

April 6th, 2011 · 4 Comments · State Politics

Rick Torres, former Republican candidate for mayor and Congress, wants to be the next Connecticut GOP chair. Rick is super conservative as Connecticut Republicans go, but maybe there’s an argument to be made there as the state GOP seeks to regain its footing within the state legislature, state constitutional offices and Congressional seats. Rick set off […]

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