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2012 Review: Ayala Wins State Senate Primary Over Newton, Gomes–Historic Election For Hispanics

December 27th, 2012 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

We continue top stories of the year with the election of Andres Ayala to the State Senate that included a tough August primary battle against incumbent Ed Gomes and Ernie Newton who occupied the seat before corruption charges forced him from office seven years ago.

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George “Doc” Gunther–A Political Marvel–Transcended Politics

August 26th, 2012 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

George “Doc” Gunther could say just about anything to anyone and get away with it. It’s probably because he never concerned himself with choosing words carefully. He told governors to kiss off, reminded reporters they were full of crap, observed to women their skirts weren’t short enough. He was a doc, right?–he could say those […]

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The Chatter About Gomes, Newton, Ayala At Margaret Morton Dedication

June 25th, 2012 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

The renaming on Saturday of City Hall Annex to the Margaret E. Morton Government Center brought together politicians past and present including those the first African American woman in the Connecticut legislature influenced into positions of power and those who want to follow her ascension. Ernie Newton and Ed Gomes both have occupied the seat […]

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Margaret Morton, A Woman Of History And Grace, Celebrated At Dedication

June 23rd, 2012 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

Across the street from the original City Hall where Abraham Lincoln spoke in 1860, Mayor Bill Finch joined more than 150 friends, peers, supporters and family members of the granddaughter of a slave–the first African American woman to serve in the Connecticut General Assembly–renaming City Hall Annex the Margaret E. Morton Government Center. The dedication […]

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Finch To Dedicate City Hall Annex Margaret Morton Government Center

June 14th, 2012 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Decent, caring, dignified, tough; the late Margaret Morton holds a special place in city political history well beyond election as the first African American woman in the Connecticut State Senate following a landmark 1980 Democratic primary win. She proved against the odds that seemingly entrenched incumbents can be taken out. For Margaret Morton your word […]

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Frankly Speaking … Incumbent Office Seekers Can Leverage Taxpayer Dollars To Assist Election

June 4th, 2012 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment

From Connecticut general statutes 9-610 (d) (1) No incumbent holding office shall, during the three months preceding an election in which he is a candidate for reelection or election to another office, use public funds to mail or print flyers or other promotional materials intended to bring about his election or reelection. The key word […]

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Margaret Morton, Political Pioneer, In A Class Of Her Own

March 11th, 2012 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Margaret Morton Margaret Morton, the first African American woman elected to the Connecticut State Senate, was a transformational figure in city politics. She passed away on Saturday. She has a political legacy in the city like no other.

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