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Keila Torres Ocasio

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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Less than 200 people have voted at JFK Campus

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BRIDGEPORT — The JFK Campus in Success area of the city is eerily quiet with just a handful of people voting at a time. The machine count shows that roughly 180 out of 2,555 registered Democrats have voted so far. Six more hours to go until the polls close! [Read More]
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Timeline: Mary-Jane Foster’s candidacy

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A look back via CTPost.com  at the twists and turns Mary-Jane Foster’s campaign for mayor has taken, from the launch of her campaign to Friday’s decision by a Superior Court judge that Foster would be on the ballot for the Democratic primary against Mayor Bill Finch: APRIL 13: After three months of exploring a run […] [Read More]
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Mayor Finch makes first attack on Mary-Jane Foster’s business record

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BRIDGEPORT — Mayor Bill Finch made his first jab at his mayoral opponent Mary-Jane Foster Thursday with a radio ad criticizing her involvement with the once-struggling Bridgeport Bluefish. In the ad, one woman asks another woman whether she’s been following the mayor’s race in Bridgeport. When the other woman says she hasn’t because her summer […] [Read More]
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Finch campaign demands apology for adoption comments

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BRIDGEPORT — Mayor Bill Finch’s campaign is demanding a public apology from primary opponent Mary-Jane Foster for negative comments about adoption made by someone running on her slate. In a comment on a posting on the Only in Bridgeport website, Joel Gonzalez, recruited by Foster for a position as city sheriff, asked Lennie Grimaldi, the […] [Read More]
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Bpt petitions are in! Finch facing Foster, not Ganim

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BRIDGEPORT — The deadline for submitting petitions to participate in either the Democratic primary Sept. 13 or the general election Nov. 8 was Wednesday and when the dust settled two things were clear: Mayor Bill Finch will face off with Mary-Jane Foster for the Democratic nomination — but not with former mayor Joseph Ganim. For […] [Read More]
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Malloy will not endorse Bridgeport primary candidate

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From my colleague Brian Lockhart: There’s been speculation among fellow politics watchers about whether ex-Stamford Mayor-turned-Governor Dannel Malloy will endorse a candidate in the Democratic primary in Connecticut’s largest city, Bridgeport. Today Malloy, after touring a Milford business, said he will not be involving himself in the increasingly-heated campaign between state Senator-turned-Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch […] [Read More]
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Video criticizes Mary-Jane Foster & campaign slate

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It looks like the race (only one month away!) between Mayor Bill Finch and Mary-Jane Foster is heating up. This video, paid for by the political action committee A Better Connecticut ABC, was posted sometime Friday. Philip Benoit, of Rocky Hill, is treasurer of the PAC, which in March donated $750 to Mayor Bill Finch’s […] [Read More]
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Finch promises start to Steelpoint, Pleasure Beach…

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Here is Mayor Bill Finch’s speech after getting the Democratic Town Committee endorsement for mayor – from former mayor John Fabrizi no less! -last night. In his 8-minute speech the mayor makes a host of promises, including a start to the Steelpointe project and the reopening of Pleasure Beach. [Read More]
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Gomes bashes “machine,” criticizes Foster’s education stance

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BRIDGEPORT — On Monday, Democrat Mary-Jane Foster announced her education platform, including a plan to pursue the creation of a local school board consisting of five appointed and four elected individuals. On Tuesday, the Democratic Town Committee endorsed Mayor Bill Finch for another four-year term. And, Democratic candidate for mayor John Gomes is taking issue […] [Read More]
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