Boring! No fights. No arguments. No mud slinging. Democratic party regulars Thursday night at Testo’s Restaurant endorsed candidates for State House in a love fest convention by city political standards. The party convention that started at 6 p.m. ended before 7. But stay tuned for a couple of likely August primaries.
Entries Tagged as 'Santa Ayala'
May 19th, 2016 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
October 31st, 2015 · 33 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: The Secretary of the State’s Office has turned down a request from Mary-Jane Foster’s campaign to proactively send observers to the polls for Tuesday’s heated mayoral showdown with Joseph Ganim.
September 14th, 2015 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
The absentee ballot chaos involving charges, counter charges, complaints filed with state and federal agencies appears to have an impact on the number of returned ballots to the Town Clerk’s Office. As of Monday afternoon about 900 ballots had been received by the office out of about 2,700 processed. Two more days are available for […]
September 11th, 2015 · 67 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events
And the political drum beat goes on … you file a complaint, we file a complaint. A legal representative of Joe Ganim’s campaign has filed a complaint with federal authorities charging that political operatives of Mayor Bill Finch leveraged connections with the election division of state government that usurped the authority of the Bridgeport Registrar […]
September 11th, 2015 · 51 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
This nutty election cycle just added a few more Goobers. State elections officials on Thursday advised Town Clerk Alma Maya because she did not receive a complete schedule of supervised balloting locations from Democratic Registrar Sandi Ayala, Maya must mail all of those requests to absentee ballot applicants that were set aside. As a result, […]
September 9th, 2015 · 3 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
Democratic Registrar Sandi Ayala has released a partial schedule of supervised balloting at complexes for electors requesting to vote by absentee for the September 16 Democratic primary. She issued the following email Wednesday night to the campaign camps of Bill Finch, Joe Ganim and Mary-Jane Foster: “Pursuant to Connecticut general statutes, we are providing each […]
September 9th, 2015 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Mayor Bill Finch’s Campaign Manager Maryli Secrest has filed a complaint with the State Elections Enforcement Commission and Office of the Connecticut Secretary of the State regarding “the disenfranchise of electors who have requested an absentee ballot and will be prevented from voting by this process.”
September 7th, 2015 · 60 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education
If it’s not enough trying to keep pace with the high activity of absentee ballots, throw in the labor required to process close to 2,000 new voter registration cards and switchers from unaffiliated ranks to Democrats and now you have elections offices swelling with paperwork to meet the demands of the September 16 primary. It […]