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The Warrior Ed Gomes Going Out On His Own Terms

January 5th, 2018 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

State Senator Ed Gomes, the plainspoken warrior of city politics who lost his seat in a 2012 primary only to return in historic fashion in a 2015 special election riding the Working Families Party banner, will not seek reelection this year. He turns 82 next month. See background here. Gomes’ 23rd Senate District covers about […]

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Housing Authority Members Resign, Following Request From Feds

September 9th, 2016 · 15 Comments · News and Events

Two weeks after the regional director of the federal Housing and Urban Development urged Mayor Joe Ganim to replace the appointees of his predecessor, four Housing Authority commissioners have resigned, according to the mayor’s office. That means the mayor is now actively searching for replacements following HUD assertions the housing authority is a mess.

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HUD Urges Ganim To Blowtorch Housing Authority Board

September 1st, 2016 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

The regional director of the federal Housing and Urban Development wants Mayor Joe Ganim to “replace the mayoral appointments to the Board (of the Bridgeport housing authority) within a period not to exceed 30 days,” asserting a “history of board member interference in the daily operations of the agency and the inappropriate use of their authority to […]

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Councilman Casco Blows Gasket

July 13th, 2016 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

It’s generally not a good idea to tell city police officers you think you’re an important person in town, especially when they’re about to arrest you. City Councilman Jose Casco, who sits on two key committees, Budget and Appropriations and Ordinances, was arrested Sunday night in a domestic violence dispute involving his wife. He has […]

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Ed Gomes Primary Ballot Access In Jeopardy, Legal Battle Looms

June 16th, 2016 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

A paperwork gaffe has placed in jeopardy State Senator Ed Gomes’ ballot spot for the August 9 Democratic primary against party endorsed Dennis Bradley, chairman of the Board of Education. Connecticut Secretary of the State spokesperson Patrick Gallahue confirmed Wednesday night that Gomes’ name will not appear on the primary ballot.

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Bring It On: August Democratic Primary Matchups Set

June 8th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The August 9 Democratic legislative primaries are set. Four of eight members of the city’s state legislative delegation will have primaries: State Senator Marilyn Moore versus Tom McCarthy, State Senator Ed Gomes against Dennis Bradley, State Rep. Charlie Stallworth will take on Maria Pereira and State Rep. Andre Baker versus Charlie Coviello. Former City Council […]

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Young Gun Dennis Bradley Versus The Warrior Ed Gomes For State Senate

April 13th, 2016 · 140 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Last summer was the craziest election season in Connecticut’s largest city. Joe Ganim stormed back to make redemption history, upsetting Bill Finch in a September primary relegating Finch the first mayor in city history to lose a primary. How do you top that? Likely never. But when it comes to politics, Bridgeport is the city […]

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Political Machine Or Sputtering Jalopy? Democratic Party Endorsement Often Overrated In Primary Battles

April 4th, 2016 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics

The facts speak to this as well covering Democratic Party endorsements in recent years for high profile races. For example:

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