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Entries Tagged as 'William Tong'

Public Hearing For Stafstrom’s Open-Carry Legislation

March 14th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Bridgeport State Rep. Steve Stafstrom is co-sponsoring legislation “To require individuals who openly carrying a pistol or revolver to produce their permit upon request of a law enforcement officer if the firearm is visible to such officer.” See the bill here. A public hearing is scheduled for Wednesday 10 a.m. in Room 2C of the Legislative […]

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Finch Proposes Action Against Public Corruption

March 19th, 2015 · 12 Comments · News and Events

In a letter to leadership of the General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee, Mayor Bill Finch calls for a “lifetime disqualification for corrupt politicians to run for office … with the caveat that the disqualification measure applies after the 2015 election cycle.” Under the mayor’s proposal this would not apply to former Mayor Joe Ganim who’s expected […]

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Murphy’s Moolah Millions

July 10th, 2012 · 1 Comment · National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The campaign of Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Chris Murphy, facing an Aug. 14 primary challenge from ex Connecticut Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz, is rolling in money. From Murphy: Post-Convention Momentum Swells for Murphy, $1.2 Million Raised for 2nd Quarter ROCKY HILL—Chris Murphy’s campaign for U.S. Senate raised more than $1.2 million in the […]

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Tong, Malloy Endorse Murphy–SuBy: Not So Fast!

May 1st, 2012 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

State Rep. William Tong today dropped his bid for the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination and threw his support to Congressman Chris Murphy. Governor Dannel Malloy also endorsed Murphy today. Murphy and former Connecticut Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz, a relentless campaigner, are headed for an August primary clash. So too on the Republican side […]

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Murphy Schmooze At Testo’s

April 30th, 2012 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Locked in a delegate battle with former Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz for the Democratic Party endorsement for U.S. Senate, Congressman Chris Murphy made his way tonight to Testo’s Restaurant, the epicenter of city politics owned by Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa, for a meet and greet with city Dems. Murphy and Bysiewicz are putting […]

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SuBy Never High–The Politics Of Pot

April 16th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

What, former Connecticut Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz never smoked pot? That must explain everything. Five Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate appeared live on WFSB on Sunday to debate a variety of issues including their historic reefer intake. Bridgeport attorney and drug-reform crusader Sylvester Salcedo wasn’t invited to the debate. Alas, Sly hasn’t raised […]

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Q Poll: Shays Trails McMahon In GOP Primary, But Edging Closer–Shays Runs Stronger Against Dems

March 22nd, 2012 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, State Politics

From the Quinnipiac Poll: Former wrestling executive Linda McMahon leads former U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays 51 – 42 percent in the Republican primary for Connecticut’s U.S. Senate seat, but Shays runs better against possible Democratic candidates, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. This compares to a 50 – 35 percent McMahon lead September […]

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Mellow Mario, With A Fresh Two Years, Must Now Choose Between SuBy And Murphy

March 13th, 2012 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Ah, it was another love fest for Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa who was reelected by acclamation for another two-year term by the 90-member Democratic Town Committee Monday night at Mario’s Madison Avenue restaurant, the epicenter of city politics. Will someone please step up and start a good fight?

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