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Entries Tagged as 'Santa Ayala'

Political Primaries, The Favorite Sport In The City

April 24th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Primary fever’s on high alert in the state’s largest city as Democratic political operatives prepare for upcoming district conventions as well as expected August contests to choose party nominees. At look at the landscape:

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Christina Ayala’s Bracing For A Primary, What About Mom Ayala And Cousin Andres Ayala?

April 16th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning

There’s something intriguing about the Ayala family of Democratic politicians, maybe because of their sheer number. Or maybe because each in their own way makes the news. There’s Andres Ayala, the state senator; his cousin Christina Ayala, the state representative; then there’s Christina’s mom Sandi Ayala, the Democratic registrar of voters. And let’s not forget […]

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Christina Ayala: I’m Running–Rosario Poised For Endorsement

April 15th, 2014 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

If State Rep. Christina Ayala’s to win a second two-year term she’ll have to wage a primary against Chris Rosario, the city’s director of Anti-Blight and Illegal Dumping, who has formed a candidate committee (see here) raising money to qualify for the state’s Citizens Election Program of publicly funded campaigns. Ayala has only recently formed […]

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Frisky Democratic Operatives Fuel March Madness Primary Fever

January 26th, 2014 · 68 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

UPDATE: We are now up to 6 of 10 districts that could fan Democratic Town Committee primaries across the city in March, the latest forged by former State Rep. Hector Diaz in a challenge of the 130th Black Rock/West End District led by political leader Danny Roach who’s weighing a challenge of Mario Testa for […]

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Pols Take Note, Growing Hispanic Voter Registration Cannot Be Ignored

January 8th, 2014 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

There’s strength in numbers, especially in Bridgeport’s growing Hispanic community in an election year. Governor Dan Malloy is expected to visit Bridgeport on Friday to attend a fundraiser for the Hispanic Democratic Caucus, a key leadership bloc to rally voters he’ll likely need to win a second term.

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What’s In Your Crystal Ball For 2014? Battle Cry: If You Want To Be Close To Everything, Bring Your Business To Steelpointe Harbor

December 31st, 2013 · 10 Comments · City Budget, City Politics, Development and Zoning, State Politics

A lot of campaign action is on the horizon for the new year, elections for governor, Congress, state legislature and, as local as local can get, races for the 90-member Democratic Town Committee, the pols who conduct party business and endorse candidates for public office. The positioning has started with more to come with district […]

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State Investigates Election Allegations By Outgoing City Council Members Against Opponents

November 23rd, 2013 · 13 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

The State Elections Enforcement Commission this week voted to investigate complaints brought by outgoing City Councilmen Angel DePara and Carlos Silva accusing the September 10 Democratic primary winners in the 136th District Richard DeJesus and Alfredo Castillo of a variety of campaign violations including improper collection of petitioning signatures to qualify for the ballot and […]

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