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Entries Tagged as 'Rudy Marconi'

Hand Me Your Proxy

May 21st, 2010 · 20 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, State Politics

The Dem and GOP conventions start tonight. You wanna be a delegate? Or an alternate, at least? Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa has been scrambling for folks to go to Hartford in place of delegates who cannot, or don’t want to, go to Hartford for a couple of days. Bridgeport has 77 delegates to the state convention, the most […]

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Is P.T. In West End Or Black Rock? Suit Expected In P.T. Deaths, Marconi Telegraphs Ned, And Let Merrick Speak

May 13th, 2010 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, State Politics

It’s time to start a fight. Geographically, where is P.T. Barnum Apartments located? My friends at the Connecticut Post write West Side. I say West End; but, but, but if we’re gonna place our beloved Captain’s Cove Seaport in Black Rock just a spit behind P.T. mustn’t we include P.T. in Black Rock?

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Ned: Casino Not A Priority, Plus: Sizing Up The Guber Race

April 28th, 2010 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

I chatted with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont this morning after the governor candidates’ forum at the Bridgeport Holiday Inn. I asked him to state his position with respect to a casino for the city. I had wondered if city pols, led by Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa, were pushing him to a position he didn’t […]

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Rudy! Rudy!

April 12th, 2010 · 1 Comment · State Politics

Declaring himself a long shot, Ridgefield First Selectman Rudy Marconi, who says tolls will help solve the state’s massive deficit, officially announced his Democratic candidacy for governor today. From the Marconi campaign:

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Cities, Cities, Cities Tonight

March 25th, 2010 · 9 Comments · State Politics

It’s all about the cities, baby! At least as far the Democratic gubernatorial candidates are concerned. The candidate who emerges as the standard bearer of the party will need a juicy turnout in November to defeat the Republican candidate. (And let’s not forget about the potential August primary.) Tonight at 7:00pm (if the technology works, […]

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Himes: Donate Rangel Money, Plus: Candidate Inventory, Are You Spinning?

February 26th, 2010 · 18 Comments · State Politics

Update: News release from Congressman Jim Himes: Himes Gives Back Rangel Campaign Contributions Washington, D.C. – Following a ruling against Ways & Means Committee Chairman Charlie Rangel (NY-15) by the House Ethics Committee, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) announced that he will donate to charity the contributions Mr. Rangel made to his campaign.

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Surf’s Up! Mario’s Big Wave Question

February 9th, 2010 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Afternoon Update: Sometimes timing dictates candidate appeal. And sometimes an incumbent falling on his face opens the door to someone new and different. Other times, candidates must work their ass off to makes things happen. And sometimes, plain old luck becomes a pol’s best friend. It’s been a challenging two-plus years in office for Mayor Bill Finch, former […]

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Jacobs’ Financial Ladder

February 1st, 2010 · 36 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Civil Service, State Politics

Sweet! New month, a short month, time to think pitchers and catchers, spring arrives next month. Will Phil see his shadow on Tuesday? And will Ralph see the money? And exactly how much loot? Ralph being Ralph Jacobs, canned by the Civil Service Commission last year as personnel director for something called “breach of city […]

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