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Entries Tagged as 'Tom McCarthy'

OIB Poll: McCarthy Or Moore?

April 19th, 2016 · 12 Comments · City Politics, State Politics

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Showdown For State Senate, McCarthy Versus Moore In City-Suburban Race

April 18th, 2016 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Strap in for a hot summer of Democratic primaries in city politics. City Council President Tom McCarthy has filed paperwork with the State Elections Enforcement Commission to challenge incumbent freshman Marilyn Moore in Connecticut’s 22nd State Senate District covering about one third of Bridgeport, all of Trumbull and a piece of Monroe.

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Coviello Wants To Pancake Baker

April 15th, 2016 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Realtor Charlie Coviello, a multiple-mayoral candidate, is biting off a lot less real estate in his latest effort for public office. He’s challenging State Rep. Andre Baker in Connecticut’s 124th State House District that covers the East End and runs up to a portion of the Upper East Side. Baker is also an elected member […]

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Young Gun Dennis Bradley Versus The Warrior Ed Gomes For State Senate

April 13th, 2016 · 140 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Last summer was the craziest election season in Connecticut’s largest city. Joe Ganim stormed back to make redemption history, upsetting Bill Finch in a September primary relegating Finch the first mayor in city history to lose a primary. How do you top that? Likely never. But when it comes to politics, Bridgeport is the city […]

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Does Big Mac Want It Moore Than Marilyn? City Council President To Enter Race For State Senate

April 12th, 2016 · 61 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

City Council President Tom McCarthy says he will take on freshman State Senator Marilyn Moore in an August Democratic primary, setting the stage for what is shaping up as a hot summer legislative election season. Moore upset McCarthy ally incumbent Anthony Musto in a primary two years ago on her way to a general election […]

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Pols Gather To Support Hillary At HQ Opening, Plus: Channeling Donald’s Demagoguery

April 11th, 2016 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, News and Events

Hey, wake up. Presidential primaries in Connecticut take place April 26. Connecticut is a closed primary state, which means only electors registered with a party can vote, but there’s still time for unaffiliated voters to register with a party to cast a ballot April 26. Sunday afternoon, supporters of Hillary Clinton opened a Downtown headquarters […]

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Newton Urges City Council To Cut Stipends, Hire Independent Financial Analyst

April 5th, 2016 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

As a young music teacher in 1981, Ernie Newton was elected to the City Council and then named president of the legislative body by his peers. Back in the day, rather than the City Council, something called the Board of Apportionment and Taxation was tasked with reviewing the budget and setting a tax rate. Newton […]

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Political Machine Or Sputtering Jalopy? Democratic Party Endorsement Often Overrated In Primary Battles

April 4th, 2016 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics

The facts speak to this as well covering Democratic Party endorsements in recent years for high profile races. For example:

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