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Poll: Voters showing ‘serious buyer’s remorse’ on Malloy

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More than 50 percent of voters questioned in a recent Public Policy Polling (PPP) poll said they would vote for former Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley over Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy if they could have a do-over. “It’s the first state where we’ve found serious buyer’s remorse about a Democratic Governor,” according to Tom […] [Read More]
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Romney’s Connecticut team is a who’s who of state GOP leaders

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Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney today named his leadership team in Connecticut for his presidential bid, including House Minority Leader Larry Cafero, Senate Minority Leader John McKinney and former U.S. Ambassador to Ireland Tom Foley, who will be the co-chairmen. “I am proud to announce my supporters in Connecticut,” Romney said in a statement. “Connecticut […] [Read More]

GOP mayoral nominee Torres: Bring it on

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Republican mayoral nominee Rick Torres issued this statement after Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch won the Democratic primary Tuesday: Tonight’s primary results bring to an end a long, arduous primary season for the Democrats. After a bitterly fought race and a valiant effort put forth by Mary-Jane Foster, the Democratic party has chosen its candidate. Regrettably, […] [Read More]
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Mayoral candidate takes day off from campaigning to ….campaign

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Jeff Kohut, the independent mayoral candidate in Bridgeport, took the day off from seeking office Tuesday to ask for voters to sign petitions asking General Electric, the multi-national behemoth, to move back into Bridgeport. “We believe we can definitely get GE back here,” said Kohut in an interview outside Park City Magnet School’s polling place […] [Read More]

Three police officers indifferent about primary win

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Standing a block away from the Madison Avenue home where a woman’s body was found by police earlier this evening, three Bridgeport officers had just wrapped up a traffic stop and were now talking politics. It was 8:00 p.m. — closing time at the polls. “Who do you want to win?” one of the cops asked a reporter. When […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport primary

Parking, notification complaints at Central

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Voting traffic was fairly slow at Central High School in Bridgeport between 5 and 6 p.m. Tuesday. Most of those casting a ballot didn’t want to discuss their voting choice, but were willing to discuss other aspects of voting. For instance, Mozella Burns of Park Avenue was one of the city residents who received postcards […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport primary

Voter claims he was improperly turned away

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Robin Horlman, a 49 year-old contractor and lifelong Democrat, said he was turned away at the polls after being told he was unaffiliated. The polling officials said he changed to unaffiliated status in January, but he claims he never changed. “I’ve lived for Bridgeport for 20 years and have been a Democrat since I was […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Seec complaints about 20

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As of 6 pm, the State Election Enforcement Commission reported about 20 calls to the election complaint hotline Tuesday. Many were innocuous, like people who’ve voted Democrat their whole lives but aren’t registered with the party wondering why they’d been turned down from voting (not eligible), according to Kevin Ahern, an attorney in the SEEC […] [Read More]
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Some UB students turned away at polls

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BRIDGEPORT — A U.B. senior who registered to vote several weeks ago is one of about two dozen students turned away at Roosevelt School Tuesday. The 20-year old student, who declined to give her name, arrived at the poll with her roommate, Megan Ey, 20, on the university shuttle at about 3:30 p.m. Neither girl […] [Read More]
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It’s a long day for those who give rides to the polls

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From staff writer John Burgeson: BRIDGEPORT –– For most it’s a labor of love. For some it’s a labor of love with a tank of gas thrown in. They’re the people who give rides to the polls on election day, and on Tuesday, dozens found themselves driving all over the city to pick up the […] [Read More]
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