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Entries Tagged as 'Mitch Robles'

Cruz Control For City Council District

May 3rd, 2017 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Two years ago community activist Jorge Cruz knocked on the door of victory for a City Council seat, coming up two dozen votes short in a Democratic primary. This time he hopes to knock the door down in the 131st District covering the South End, Downtown and portion of the West End. He ran alone […]

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Democratic Political Leadership Shows Male-Dominated Gender Gap

March 21st, 2016 · 49 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Bridgeport’s Democratic Party is looking for a few good women in district leadership positions. On March 14, Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa, backed by Mayor Joe Ganim, overwhelmingly won another two-year term as party leader. On the same night the respective members of the 10-district, 90-strong DTC also announced district leaders. All of them are […]

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Pols Poised For Democratic Town Committee Primaries

February 1st, 2016 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Presidential caucus and primary fever abound nationally, but in Bridgeport pols are gearing up for March 1 Democratic Town Committee primaries in potentially four districts featuring a cast of characters for control of the party.

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Passionate Primary Win For Ganim Shows Schizoid Ticket Results

September 17th, 2015 · 71 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

The results of Wednesday’s Democratic primary produced voter ticket-splitting that propelled Joe Ganim to victory but also made some of his ticket companions such as incumbent City Clerk Fleeta Hudson and Town Clerk Alma Maya casualties. Mayor Bill Finch’s running mates for city clerk and town clerk respectively Lydia Martinez and Don Clemons ran ahead […]

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Wes Matthews Hopes To Be New Sheriff In Town On Ganim Ticket

July 22nd, 2015 · 39 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Harding High School hoop legend Wes Matthews knows what it’s like to win championships, swishing two rings as a member of the NBA Los Angeles Lakers. He’s dishing an assist to former Mayor Joe Ganim’s citywide slate joining 135th District Leader Steve Nelson and Democratic Town Committee member Manny Cotto for the three city sheriff […]

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Finch Wins Endorsement For Mayor–Ganim, Other Challengers Press On, Torres Endorsed By GOP

July 22nd, 2015 · 138 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Former Mayor Joe Ganim hoped for a winning strategy that landed him 45 votes at the Democratic Town Committee endorsement with a tie broken by Town Chairman Mario Testa. Ganim came up four votes short to Mayor Bill Finch who was endorsed for a third four-year term at Testo’s Restaurant by a tally of 49-41. […]

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Say Hello To The 90 Most Popular People In Bridgeport

July 21st, 2015 · 71 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

I love you, I need you, I want you. They’re being schmoozed and boozed, urged, cajoled, worked, and some promised this and that. They’re popular today, perhaps not so Tuesday night depending on how the 90 members of the Democratic Town Committee cast their endorsement vote for mayor, Bill Finch or Joe Ganim, at Testo’s […]

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Merrill’s Switch-For-Mitch Gaffe Receives Media Traction

January 24th, 2015 · 2 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From Jon Lender, Hartford Courant: Meanwhile, in the widely read political blog “Only In Bridgeport,” Lennie Grimaldi highlighted the story about the emails that contradicted Merrill’s past statements, and headlined his post: “All In The Family: Merrill Caves To Bridgeport Machine, Rescues Mitch Robles, Gets Caught.”

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