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Entries Tagged as 'Ned Lamont'

Finch And Harp, Who Has Mayoral Juice In Hartford?

March 21st, 2014 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

The other day Mayor Bill Finch urged the state legislature’s Appropriations Committee to free up more state aid to help keep down local property taxes, an annual cry from big-city mayors lamenting small development footprints and a multitude of tax-exempt properties that minimize revenues in their cities. This is an election year for Democratic Governor […]

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What If Finch Left The Democratic Party? Dreaming Political Freedom

November 30th, 2012 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Mayor Bill Finch has been mumbling the past few days about some of his political appointments derailing city progress. Yes, what if Finch bolted the ranks of the donkeys? Ciao. Sayonara. Adiós. See ya. You’re on your own. Bye bye. I’ve changed my registration to unaffiliated. He has three full years left in his second […]

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Step Right Up! John Stafstrom To Be Named Barnum Festival Ringmaster

September 6th, 2012 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

He has a deep rolodex that includes names and numbers of political, governmental and business contacts, strong relationships with decision makers in Hartford such as Governor Dannel Malloy, and today (Thursday) former Democratic Town Chair John Stafstrom who is something of a ringmaster when it comes to city politics will be named the 2013 Ringmaster […]

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Ayala’s Intriguing Strategy For Winning Senate Primary–Ed Who?–We’re Running Against Newton

August 7th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

The names of three Democratic candidates will appear on the ballot for the Aug. 14 State Senate primary; Ernie Newton, (State Rep.) Andres Ayala and some guy named Ed Gomes, the incumbent since 2005. Funny thing about it, you’d never even know Gomes was in the race according to the Ayala camp. Why? Andres Ayala […]

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Barbecue In Black Rock: McMahon To Open Headquarters In Shays’ Backyard

July 10th, 2012 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Take that! Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon will celebrate the opening of a field office in Bridgeport on Saturday with a barbecue as she hopes to barbecue GOP opponent Chris Shays in an Aug. 14 primary. The McMahon campaign has selected 3142 Fairfield Avenue in Black Rock, the base of the city’s Republican vote, […]

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Run, Governor … Run! (Like The Wind)

May 23rd, 2012 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Media, State Politics

Run Forrest … run! No, run governor … run! State media outlets are trying to rope Governor Dannel Malloy into the Ernie Newton endorsement question. So far the governor isn’t biting. It’s a local issue, the people of Bridgeport should decide it, he says. That’s a pragmatic place to be.  But pols will try to […]

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Mario: Do What You Want–Mother Goose Supporting Bysiewicz, Most Party Regulars For Murphy

March 23rd, 2012 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Two years ago Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa made it a priority to mobilize all his delegates to the state party convention to support Ned Lamont for governor. Mario wanted to vote as a bloc and he thought Ned’s moolah was the ticket to a winning race. Despite Mario’s support, several city pols led by […]

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