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.
Entries Tagged as 'Tom Foley'
December 20th, 2013 · 9 Comments · City Council, News and Events, State Politics
Will Malloy Critic Maria Pereira, Bridgeport Working Families Party Chair, Make Nice For His Reelection?
October 25th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics
Outgoing Board of Education member Maria Pereira, elected as a member of the Connecticut Working Families Party, has been a lightning rod since her win in 2009, even accusing local Democrats of a “plantation” mentality. (See video.) In 2012 she confronted Governor Dan Malloy in a testy exchange during the governor’s first road trip to promote his education reform […]
September 10th, 2013 · 7 Comments · News and Events, State Politics
Tom Foley, the 2010 Republican candidate for governor who lost a squeaker to Democrat Dan Malloy, announced an exploratory committee for governor today at the Burroughs Community Center in Black Rock declaring Malloy’s policies as governor hurt cities such as Bridgeport. “The failure of the governor’s agenda falls hardest on the residents of cities such […]
August 8th, 2013 · 58 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events
Oh, this could be so much fun. Jennifer Buchanan, supporter of Republican-endorsed City Council candidates Rick Torres and Phil Blagys, dropped off petitioning sheets Wednesday afternoon at the Town Clerk’s Office with signatures of registered voters from Black Rock seeking another line for the candidates’ names to appear in the November general election. This isn’t […]
June 24th, 2013 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics
Popular Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti, whose desire for a gubernatorial run in 2010 was derailed by a federal corruption probe into his administration, says he’ll seek the Republican nomination for governor in 2014. Lauretti told OIB of his plans Saturday night at the Barnum Festival Ringmaster’s Ball at Seaside Park. Lauretti, who has roots in […]
June 19th, 2013 · No Comments · News and Events, State Politics
From the Q Poll: In a 2014 rematch of the 2010 Connecticut governor’s race, Republican challenger Tom Foley gets 43 percent to 40 percent for Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.
May 28th, 2013 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics
Last week David Walker, the former U.S. comptroller general, posted this on OIB: Senator Musto’s poor judgment, lack of courage and failure to represent his constituents has me reconsidering whether I and others need to pursue (and win) elected office to change things from the inside versus the outside. Stay tuned. Musto will go if […]