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Foster Qualifies For Primary, ‘Voters Deserve Clear Choice For Change’

August 20th, 2015 · 80 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster on Wednesday received word from Registrar Sandi Ayala she has qualified for the September 16 primary. Foster joins party-endorsed Bill Finch and Joe Ganim on the ballot. Foster needed about 1900 verified signatures from Democratic electors. She qualified by a thin margin. The Foster camp submitted about 3500 signatures, but the […]

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Ganim Qualifies For Dem Primary–Foster: Finch A Congenital Liar, Finch: Foster And Ganim Playing Ballot Footsies For Primary

August 6th, 2015 · 48 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Democratic Registrar Sandi Ayala announced Thursday afternoon former Mayor Joe Ganim has qualified for the September 16 Democratic primary in an effort to regain his old job against Bill Finch. Mary-Jane Foster is awaiting word on her petition signatures, and that process will likely go into next week. About 1900 certified signatures are required. Meanwhile […]

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From Sizzle To Fizzle, The Rev’s Not Too Sharp On Voter Registration Deadline For Special Election

February 10th, 2015 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Under the guise of “voter registration service” in conjunction with the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, Rev. Al Sharpton is scheduled to visit Bridgeport Wednesday evening at the church of State Senate candidate Ken Moales. Problem is today (Tuesday) is the deadline to register by mail, according to elections officials. That means any new voter registration cards […]

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Following AB Dump, Supervised Balloting Ordered For Special Election

February 6th, 2015 · 5 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Due to a high volume of absentee ballot requests, elections officials will conduct supervised balloting at several senior citizen housing locations for the February 24 special election for State Senate. The East Side highrise Harborview Towers with more than 200 units, managed by the Bridgeport Housing Authority, is the domain of City Councilwoman Lydia Martinez, […]

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The Search For Bagley’s Replacement, GOP Urges Selection Of Steve Best For School Board

October 23rd, 2014 · 56 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Megan DeSombre from Education Bridgeport has update on Bagley replacement protocol here John Bagley’s resignation from the Board of Education last week has members of the school board in search of a replacement. Bridgeport’s Republican Party is recommending Steve Best who came up short in an effort to win one of the three minority party […]

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CT Post Wants Democratic Registrar Ayala Shelved For Election

October 6th, 2014 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Democratic Registrar of Voters Santa Ayala isn’t the type of pol to go away quietly. In an editorial that appeared Sunday, the Connecticut Post asserts “Bill Finch and Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, also a Democrat, for a variety of reasons have an interest in making sure this election runs smoothly and fairly. They […]

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Christina Ayala Faces Election Charges

September 24th, 2014 · 17 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Brian Lockhart of the CT Post reports “A Superior Court judge Tuesday signed a warrant for the arrest of state Rep. Christina Ayala D-Bridgeport, according to a law enforcement source.”

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Blizzard Of Absentee Ballots In Tuesday’s Primary, Complaint Filed Against Andres Ayala Camp

August 11th, 2014 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

One day left. The final mail pieces, phone calls, door knocks are underway for Tuesday’s primaries. What you hearing out there? Absentee ballots could decide some  races. The Town Clerk’s Office has mailed 1865 absentee ballots in the city (1151 returned as of Monday afternoon), a majority of them generated by the camp of State […]

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