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Gomes outlines his message in new radio ad

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BRIDGEPORT — In his first radio ad debuting Friday mayoral candidate John M. Gomes tells voters he is the only candidate that can bring reform to the city. The ad begins with a sound of shovels hitting dirt, which Gomes said is the sound of “the hole the political machine is digging, killing Bridgeport’s future.” […] [Read More]
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Milford Dems Select Ben Blake for Mayoral Run

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Alderman Benjamin Blake, D-5, was the consensus choice of Milford Democrats Wednesday night to run for mayor. Blake, who has served as an alderman for eight years, served as acting mayor for two months in 2009 and as the aldermanic chairman. The convention also nominated by acclamation former alderwoman Suzanne C. Manning to run for […] [Read More]
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Stratford democrats nominate town council, BOE candidates

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The town’s Democratic Town Committee gathered at the Baldwin Center Wednesday night to nominate election candidates for town council and the education board. Three of four democrats currently seated on the council are seeking re-election; all of them won nominations. Stephanie Philips and Jason Santi were nominated for second terms representing the second and fourth […] [Read More]
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Foster asks state to reverse school takeover

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BRIDGEPORT — A Democratic candidate for mayor is asking state legislators to convene a special session to reverse the state board’s decision to take away local control over the city’s school system. Mary-Jane Foster, vice president of university relations at the University of Bridgeport, sent a letter to state legislators this week asking them to […] [Read More]
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Derby Dems and Oxford Republicans pick First Selectman, Mayor candidates

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The First Selectman races in Oxford and Derby are just about set with election day now less than four months away. Oxford Republicans  held their caucus Tuesday night and nominated attorney George Temple over David Yish. Meanwhile, in Derby, the Democratic party chose Dan Foley Jr. as their choice to oppose incumbent Republican Mayor Anthony […] [Read More]
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Hearst CT poll: Rate Rick Torres’ chances

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Rick Torres, the GOP nominee for mayor of Bridgeport in 2003, knows as well as anyone that being elected mayor of the Park City as a Republican at this point would be a little like being elected president of the Yankee Stadium Bleacher Creatures as a Red Sox fan. Democrats are going on 20 straight […] [Read More]
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The six degrees of Lowell Weicker Jr.

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You’ve heard of the six degrees of Kevin Bacon — the game where you try to connect another actor or actress with the prolific Brat Pack star. What if we tried to link politicians to Lowell Weicker Jr., the former governor and the former U.S. senator? Weicker participated in a panel discussion on the state’s […] [Read More]
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Gomes: I’m not partnering with Foster

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BRIDGEPORT — For weeks, the anti-incumbent voters have expressed the desire on blogs and out on the street to see Democratic mayoral candidates Mary-Jane Foster and John M. Gomes tag team to beat Mayor Bill Finch. Well, Gomes said Friday that’s not happening. “The citizens of Bridgeport are sick and tired of the way City […] [Read More]
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