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Entries Tagged as 'Ned Lamont'

Following Governor Primary, Republican Party In The Lurch

August 21st, 2018 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Republican State Party Chair J.R. Romano didn’t want Bob Stefanowski as his general election candidate for governor, but now he’s stuck with him after the political neophyte who didn’t bother to vote for years won last Tuesday’s Republican primary. It’s kinda left the state GOP in the lurch, in more ways than one. Still to […]

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Ned And Joe’s Testo’s Sauce Summit

August 18th, 2018 · 37 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

UPDATE: includes footage of Saturday’s Democratic unity rally. Standing in his Bridgeport campaign headquarters Tuesday morning Ned Lamont contemplated the morning after, looking forward to a big primary win with an eye toward the paramount prize, a general election with his opponent who leads Connecticut’s largest city totally on board to take out the Republican.

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Why Stefanowski Won

August 17th, 2018 · 11 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Former Republican State Chair Chris Healy explains why Bob Stefanowski won the Republican primary for governor. Often, we in politics miss the obvious and the 2018 primary results bear that out. We political types are always last in on the joke and the joke was on us. Bob Stefanowski defied all expectations and easily won […]

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Governor’s Race ‘Might Be The Most Vicious In State History’–Trumpanowski Versus Ned Malloy

August 16th, 2018 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

At times like this we must recall the visionary view of OIB friend Phil Smith who noted decades ago “Some towns play political softball, other towns play hardball … in Bridgeport they play hand grenades.” Maybe it’s time we import our favorite sport in town to Connecticut’s governor race.

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For Ganim A Sense Of Humor And Political Focus As Mayor

August 15th, 2018 · 61 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

A sense of humor is a must in politics, putting your bruised ego aside, especially after an ass-kicking … like “I thought Halloween was the scariest night of the year.” Mayor Joe Ganim got his butt kicked statewide on Tuesday with just 19 percent of the Democratic vote, winning only his home city that also […]

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Who In Hell Is Bob Stefanowski?

August 15th, 2018 · 54 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

Campaigns are strange birds that provide observational whiplash. Bob Stefanowski seemingly came out of nowhere campaigning as an outsider in a Republican gubernatorial primary defeating established pols. Who is this guy? See here.

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Lamont Huge Statewide, Bradley Takes State Senate Primary, Stallworth Defeats Hanks In Tight Race

August 15th, 2018 · 62 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

On a night Ned Lamont crushed Mayor Joe Ganim in the Democratic primary for governor, unofficial returns show Ganim winning Bridgeport in many city precincts but Lamont taking higher tax areas such as Black Rock and the North End. Dennis Bradley is the unofficial winner over Aaron Turner for State Senate 2,989 to 2,467 while incumbent Charlie Stallworth […]

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Lamont: I’m Running To Be A Different Kind Of Governor

August 15th, 2018 · 1 Comment · News and Events, State Politics

Commentary from Ned Lamont: When my wife Annie and I were first starting out years ago, we moved to Connecticut. It was a growing place with good jobs, good schools, and safe neighborhoods. The future was bright and opportunities were limitless. It was home.

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