Joe Ganim carries a refrain inside his head that goes something like this, “I’ve come too far, I’ve come too far.” Ganim won the Democratic primary in historic fashion, knocking off an incumbent mayor. He danced on a table, followers exploded with joy both in praise of Ganim’s comeback and with glee that he had […]
Entries Tagged as 'Rob Russo'
October 26th, 2015 · 68 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
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May 24th, 2015 · 19 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
Just inside the Bridgeport line, across the street from a Fairfield restaurant owned by Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa, the Zoning Board of Appeals has approved an application for a package store that opponents argue violates state law. The applicant hired Bridgeport land use guru Chuck Willinger to make the presentation to the ZBA. One […]
February 3rd, 2015 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Three weeks before the February 24 special election for State Senate, not one official absentee ballot has been returned to the Town Clerk’s Office. What’s going on around here in the land of absentee ballot magicians?
January 30th, 2015 · 1 Comment · News and Events, State Politics
A paperwork processing glitch that had denied Republican Quentin Dreher a ballot spot for the February 24th special election for State Senate was rescued Friday by a court action filed by former Republican State Senator Rob Russo and approved by Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis.
January 5th, 2015 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Republican City Councilman Enrique Torres says he will be a candidate for the special election to replace State Rep. Auden Grogins, setting up another confrontation between Torres and the man he defeated for City Council in 2013, Democrat Steve Stafstrom. Others may get into the race. Grogins is departing for a state judgeship appointment by […]
November 10th, 2014 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
When the Connecticut General Assembly convenes for a long budget session in January, Bridgeport will feature three new faces in its eight-member legislative delegation, all Democrats. Delegation maneuvering and influence determines how much moolah floods Bridgeport from Hartford.
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October 21st, 2014 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics
Democratic candidate for State Senate Marilyn Moore today released a string of endorsements from educators, gun safety advocates, government watchdog groups as well as municipal and state employee organizations. Moore faces Republican Rick Costantini, a Trumbull town councilor, in the November 4 general election. Moore defeated three-term incumbent Anthony Musto in a close August Democratic […]
August 13th, 2014 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Marilyn Moore’s primary win over incumbent State Senator Anthony Musto places her against Republican Town Councilman Rick Costantini, an attorney with roots in Bridgeport, in the November general election. While the candidates bring party support bases to the table, the city-suburban district includes roughly 20,000 unaffiliated voters who can swing the difference.