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Shays bows out, but says he won’t retire

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Christopher Shays arrives at his campaign headquarters. where he conceded the race to Linda McMahon via phone and talked to the news media and his staff. Christopher Shays conceded the U.S. Senate race to endorsed republican candidate Linda McMahon about 8:30 p.m. by phone from his campaign headquarters in Stratford. “I congratulated her on her […] [Read More]

Turnout ‘slow but steady’ at Fairfield, Bridgeport polls so far

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Shortly before 9 a.m. this morning, the parking lot of Fairfield Warde High School was roughly half empty, and it seemed that not many of the owners of those cars were at the school to vote in Tuesday’s primary. But State Rep. Kim Fawcett (D-133) said the flow of voters was “slow but steady” in […] [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]
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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]
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Secretary of State’s office says “no problem at polls”

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Designees from the Secretary of State’s office, so far, have reported no problems at any of the polling places they’ve visited today. “No problems whatsoever,” said Av Harris, spokesman for the Secretary of State’s office, which is overseeing balloting in today’s Democratic mayoral primary race. “I just checked in with one of the people in […] [Read More]

Foster casts her vote at Black Rock School

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Democratic mayoral primary candidate Mary-Jane Foster, surrounded by friends and family, voted shortly before 11:30 a.m. today at Black Rock School. “I feel terrific,” she said as she greeted a number of well wishers outside the Brewster Street building. “Thanks for turning out,” she shouted out to a number of voters. “I’m just surprised at […] [Read More]

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]
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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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