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Entries Tagged as 'Ned Lamont'

Malloy’s Bridgeport Problem Growing As Campaign Season Heats Up, ‘When Are We Gonna Get Our Shot Like Stamford?’

July 2nd, 2014 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Critics of Governor Dan Malloy call the failed two-year recruitment of the world’s largest hedge fund Bridgewater Associates a boondoggle costing taxpayers $16 million that could have been invested in the state’s largest city. But it also highlights a growing organizational problem Malloy faces in Bridgeport in the gut of his reelection including frayed relations […]

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Pelto Meets His Political Tracker–’I Hope Tracker Doesn’t Film Me In My Boxers Taking Out The Dog’

June 26th, 2014 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Have you arrived as a candidate when a political tracker is assigned to follow you around? Trackers are hired by opposition campaigns to film and record gotcha moments. Trackers are now standard stuff. Petitioning candidate for governor Jonathan Pelto, a frequent critic of Governor Dan Malloy, has now entered the track-me world. Pelto has a […]

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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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