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Entries Tagged as 'Tim Herbst'

Boughton, Herbst Awarded Major Public Financing Grants For Governor Run

June 20th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

The State Elections Enforcement Commission on Wednesday approved $1.3 million public grants to Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, the Republican endorsed candidate for governor and his closest rival at the convention, former Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst, for the August 14 primary. This will provide the two leading candidates a mighty spend-down in the final seven […]

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Ganim Qualifies For Gubernatorial Primary Ballot To Challenge Lamont

June 19th, 2018 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim on Tuesday qualified for the August 14 primary ballot for governor to challenge Democratic-endorsed Ned Lamont, according to the Connecticut Secretary of the State’s Office. Ganim becomes the first Democrat to make the ballot via a signature process for governor since Connecticut approved a direct primary process about 15 years ago.

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Lamont: Stop Horrific Separation Of Children

June 19th, 2018 · 21 Comments · National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Statement from Ned Lamont: “Seeking asylum and a better life in America is not a crime. As Governor, I will welcome refugees and immigrants and I support policy of not deploying Connecticut’s military to the U.S. border. But that is not enough. As citizens of Connecticut and a country that is founded on immigration, we […]

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Stemerman Releases ‘Vision Bridgeport’ Plan With Major Infrastructure Upgrades

June 13th, 2018 · 15 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Waiting to hear if he qualifies for the August primary for governor via a petitioning campaign, Republican David Stemerman has released a 15-page plan to “restore Connecticut’s world-class infrastructure and transportation systems” that includes calling for rail upgrades, port improvements, expansion of the city-owned Sikorsky Memorial Airport located in Stratford and high-speed ferry service to […]

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Candidate Petition Drives End, Counting By Registrars Continues, Ganim Piles Up 32,000 Signatures

June 12th, 2018 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim’s petitioning campaign for governor has amassed roughly 32,000 signatures, 10,000 from Bridgeport, about twice the verified number he needs in his quest to qualify for an August 14 primary against Democratic-endorsed Ned Lamont. Tuesday was the final opportunity to submit signatures to local elections officials who will review the petitions to determine […]

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A Man With A Plan, Meet David Stemerman, GOP Candidate For Governor

June 11th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Republican David Stemerman bypassed the party convention in favor of petitioning onto the August 14 primary ballot for governor. His campaign on Monday announced it will submit 20,000 signatures from Connecticut Republicans as the deadline looms, more than twice what is needed for ballot approval. Those signatures must be verified by local elections officials and […]

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Ganim Leads Candidate Petition Hunt For Governor Primary, Bathroom Brawl With Ned-heads Continues

June 11th, 2018 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Tuesday is the deadline for all petitioning candidates for state office to submit signatures to the respective local registrar offices. The magic number for Democratic petitioners for governor is 15,458. For Republicans 9,081. Those numbers represent two percent of major party affiliation in Connecticut. Signature gathering is a long, hard, expensive slog. Meanwhile, Mayor Joe Ganim jiggling […]

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Firebrand Politics–Meet Steve Obsitnik, GOP Candidate For Governor

June 9th, 2018 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Naval veteran and entrepreneur Steve Obsitnik surprised political observers when he receive enough delegate support at the Republican convention to qualify for an August  gubernatorial primary against party endorsed Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton and former Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst who came in second in the delegate sweepstakes. In 2012, Obsitnik was the Republican nominee […]

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