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Rep. Murphy promotes bipartisanship in Illinois

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U.S. Rep. Christopher Murphy (D-5) was in Illinois this weekend at a town hall meeting, promoting an effort for Democrats and Republicans to come together to fix the economy. “In Washington, nothing can get done without the two parties working together,” said Murphy, according to the Champaign/Urbana The Daily-Gazette. “This economy, with the misery that […] [Read More]
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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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Finch votes at Beardsley School

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Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch voted at Beardsley School, along with his wife, Sonya, around 11 a.m. Finch, a Democrat,  is looking to defeat challenger Mary-Jane Foster, in order to run for re-election in November. “Just voted with my beautiful wife!! Let’s move this city forward!” Finch tweeted from his @FinchforMayor account. [Read More]
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Vote for Joe Ganim

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As Bridgeport school security guard Eddie Moro arrived to patrol the halls at Marin School, he stopped to chat a bit about the city’s politics. “If Joe Ganim was to run for Mayor tomorrow, I’d vote for him,” Moro said. “And I know a lot of other people who would too.” Moro, who has worked […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport primary

The political machine at work

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As three elderly Bridgeport women from the city’s East Side were helped out of a car in front of Marin School around 8:30 a.m., a woman with Bill Finch cards was quickly summoned to greet them. As the shirt-and-tie wearing man told the women that he would wait for them to come out to give […] [Read More]
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Calm start to Primary Day at Marin School

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About 30 to 40 voters have cast their ballots at Marin School for the Democratic primary. The polls have been open for two hours. Supporters of Mary-Jane Foster and Bill Finch have gathered on opposite sides of the entrance, each group setting up at the 75-foot distance from the doors, as required by law. The […] [Read More]
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Primary day begins at Marin School in Bridgeport

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Primary Day has begun at the Marin School, the polling location for the 137-01 district on the city’s East Side. Only two voters have been at the polls since they opened at 5:45. The Democratic Primary for Mayor is between on incumbent Bill Finch and challenger Mary-Jane Foster. It was originally schedule for earlier this […] [Read More]
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Murphy tweets: Canadians are very unhappy with me

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As Toronto Star columnist Tim Harper points out, U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy (D-5) is far from a household name in Canada. But Murphy woke up Friday morning to find that Harper, and in turn many other Canadians, are not too pleased with him. “This morning I learn that Canadians are VERY unhappy with me,” Murphy […] [Read More]
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Lieberman talkin’ bout a revolution?

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Moments after joining 36 fellow Senators to announce the new bipartisan “super committee” that will look for spending cuts, entitlement reform and tax reform, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) took to Twitter, comparing the group’s intentions to those who led Democratic revolutions in Arab nations this spring. “Maybe we 36 began a Washington Spring today,” Lieberman […] [Read More]

Rep. Murphy lands federal grant to relocate residents from Waterbury-Oxford Airport area

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From WTNH News 8: The FAA will provide $5 million in federal grant funding to residents affected by noise levels. Congressman Chris Murphy (D-5) spearheaded the project to get funds for Middlebury residents who were affected by noise levels at the Waterbury-Oxford Airport. Murphy claims that residents of the Triangle Hills area of Middlebury have […] [Read More]
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