Alfonso Robinson

Political activist, online journalist

Danbury GOP endorse Demuth and Wetmore for State Rep

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Danbury Republicans held their convention for the 109th and 110th State Rep races last night at City Hall.Photo by ctblogger. Last night, Danbury Republican caucus for the State Rep races in the 109th and 110th district…or should I say the all white club caucus but I’ll leave that issue alone and […] [Read More]
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GOP to pick Wetmore in the 109th?

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG It’s rumored that Third Ward City Councilman Andrew Wetmore will be endorsed by the Danbury GOP’ers in the 109th to run for the State Rep seat that’s being vacated by Joe Taborsak. If endorsed, Wetmore will run against Democrat Dave Arconti, which should make for an interesting race. The Republican 109th […] [Read More]
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Dems pick Arconti to replace Taborsak in the 109th

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Cross post from HatcityBLOG Last night, Democratic delegates representing the 109th District endorsed David Arconti to run for the State Rep. seat being vacated by Joe Taborsak. Earlier today, Arconti issued a press release which included a transcript of his nomination acceptance speech: Thank you Mr. Chairman, thank you to my friends and family here, […] [Read More]
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Ann’s Place to receive state funding for new facility

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG As someone with a loved one who is dealing with cancer, words can not express the gratitude I have for Ann’s Place in Greater Danbury. [Read More]
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BREAKING NEWS: Saadi will NOT seek 109th seat

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Earlier today, City Council Minority Leader Tom Saadi issued the following statement regarding the State Representative race in the 109th District. In the short time since I learned that State Representative Joe Taborsak was not running for re-election in the 109th District my family and I have spent hours in thoughtful […] [Read More]
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BREAKING NEWS: Taborsak will not seek re-eleciton, will not rule out run for mayor

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With one day till the 109th Democratic convention, State Rep. Joe Taborsak announced today that he will not seek re-election. PRESS RELEASE: It’s rumored that the Democratic Town Committee have two candidates in mind to run for the seat (with one person being a MAJOR player in local politics here in Danbury. Moments ago, I […] [Read More]
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VIDEO: 5th Congressional District Democratic convention recap

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Last week, party insiders from the 5th District convened in Waterbury and endorsed Chris Donovan as their choice for Congress. The House Speaker won the nomination with 216 votes (64 percent) while two other Democrats were able to gather enough votes necessary to force a primary (Elizabeth Esty (66 votes/19 percent) […] [Read More]
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State Rep. Lyddy not seeking re-election

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Cross post from My Left Nutmeg State Rep Chris Lyddy released the following message to his friends and supporters via Facebook: Dear Friends: It is with mixed emotions that I write to inform you of my decision not to run for re-election to the Connecticut General Assembly this November. My decision comes after significant thought […] [Read More]
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Jason Bartlett announces run for State Senate

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG photo by ctblogger, 05.18.11 Yesterday in front of a room full of supporters at the Marian Anderson Studio in Danbury, Jason Bartlett formally announced his intention to run for State Senate in the 24th District. A person who is no stranger to politics, Bartlett served as State Representative for the second […] [Read More]
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Name the Republican who said this about the leadership of Mark Boughton (take 3)

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A cross post from HatCityBLOG Mark Boughton is no better than George Bush. He divides people, created the biggest dept that this city has ever seen and has raised taxes and user fees. All of this from a teacher Mayor who has directed are school system into failure as he claims that his administration has […] [Read More]
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