Monthly Archive for October, 2009
Step right up for poll results. Approaching the mid point of his mayoralty, Bill Finch has a lot of work to do to position himself for reelection in 2011. An OIB poll administered by Connecticut-based Merriman River Associates www.merrimanriver.com shows Finch trailing his Democratic primary rival from 2007 State Rep. Chris Caruso by roughly three Read More
Hey, wake up! There’s a municipal election in less than two weeks. I can hear those yawns. No mayor on this ballot this cycle. That happens in 2011. City Council and Board of Education seats are up for grabs. Plus the $6.9 million question: Shall a one mil tax be levied to establish and maintain Read More
Can you believe it? Most of the election action is in the suburbs. This can’t be. Yeah, I know, lots of city political operatives moved to the ‘burbs to cause trouble. Beyond a compelling referendum question to decide funding for Bridgeport’s library system, City Council and Board of Education elections are ho hum. No real Read More
Nothing like giggles to kick off a campaign.
Almost a year now since Jim Himes lanced 20-year Republican incumbent Congressman Chris Shays. Before Shays occupied Connecticut’s Fourth Congressional District, Stewart McKinney had it. Lowell Weicker before him. All Republicans. In fact Himes gutted the last surviving New England Republican in the House of Representatives. Republicans thought they had a decent shot of regaining the seat with State Read More