The Q Poll released today shows 2010 Republican nominee Tom Foley tied with Democratic Governor Dan Malloy eight months from the general election. The larger problem for Malloy in this poll is he has only modest leads against the other Republicans in the field who are not well known. That means there’s already a fixed […]
Entries Tagged as 'Tom Foley'
March 4th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics
February 10th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics
Bridgeport resident David Walker, who has formed an exploratory committee for lieutenant governor, is pushing to qualify for a grant under the state’s Citizens Election Program of publicly financed races. The former U.S. Comptroller General is trying to qualify before the GOP party convention in May to place him in a stronger position as a […]
January 30th, 2014 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics
When Tom Foley announced his exploratory campaign for governor at the Burroughs Community Center last September he acknowledged Republicans must perform better in Democratic strongholds with a promise to spend more time in cities. We’ll see if he puts words into action. The U.S. ambassador to Ireland under George W. Bush made his formal announcement […]
January 13th, 2014 · 61 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Bridgeport resident David Walker, former U.S. Comptroller General, announced on Monday an exploratory committee for lieutenant governor saying he’s a Republican “committed to being an independent minded, inclusive and results oriented person along the lines of Ronald Reagan and George Herbert Walker Bush.” During his announcement in Hartford Walker stressed how he can apply his financial experience […]
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.
January 4th, 2014 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics
Pooh-poohing the Republican candidates, popular Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti is seeking the GOP nomination for governor with the party convention just four months away. The former Barnum Festival ringmaster with roots in Bridgeport has lots of ground to make up. The city he governs has one of the largest grand lists in the state that’s fertile […]
December 21st, 2013 · 74 Comments · City Council, News and Events, State Politics
Saying he could be a partner in restructuring state finances, Bridgeport resident David Walker, former U.S. Comptroller General, told OIB on Friday he’s considering a run for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor. Walker emphasized he’ll make a final decision about a statewide run after Jan. 1 following consultation with family and close friends.