by Thomas Breen | May 25, 2018 4:13 pm | Comments (7)
Joe Ganim didn’t convince Anita Walters that he learned any lessons from his time behind bars. But he swayed her with the first argument he needed to press—that state Democrats will only benefit by having more candidates to pick between on the gubernatorial primary ballot this summer.
Continue reading ‘Ganim Petition Train Pulls Into Bella Vista’
by Christopher Peak | May 20, 2018 6:26 pm | Comments (31)
Despite the Trump administration’s corruption, lies and attacks on the rule of law, Hillary Clinton is filled with hope for the country’s future — more now, she said, than even when Obama took office a decade ago.
Continue reading ‘Hillary To Yalies: Hold On To Hope’
by Thomas Breen | May 19, 2018 6:01 pm | Comments (33)
Hartford—A young labor organizer pulled off a surprisingly strong show of support in her bid for lieutenant governor, spurred on in no small part by a New Haven politician’s emotional endorsement of her candidacy.
Continue reading ‘Organizer Qualifies For Lt. Gov. Primary’
by Thomas Breen and Christine Stuart | May 19, 2018 3:25 pm | Comments (5)
HARTFORD —There was little question that Ned Lamont would get the Democratic Party’s endorsement for governor. The real question was could he deny Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim ballot access for a primary.
The answer from state Democrats was yes ... for a few weeks.
Continue reading ‘Lamont Gets Endorsement, Blocks Ganim’
by Thomas Breen | May 19, 2018 11:18 am | Comments (10)
Hartford—As state Democrats prepare for a convention day that promises a robust debate about the value and practice of diversity within the party, the most sought-after politician in the room is not even looking to get on the ballot.
Continue reading ‘Winfield Spurs Diversity Debate’
by Thomas Breen | May 18, 2018 10:18 pm | Comments (4)
Hartford—The most unpopular governor in the nation offered an impassioned defense of his administration’s efforts to raise the minimum wage and protect vulnerable populations from discrimination, receiving multiple standing ovations from party stalwarts who helped keep him in office.
Continue reading ‘Malloy Defends Progressive Legacy’
by Thomas Breen | May 18, 2018 4:55 pm | Comments (4)
HARTFORD, CT—Black and brown Democratic delegates gathered before the beginning of this weekend’s state Democratic nominating convention to support a challenger’s campaign, casting the bid as a campaign for youth, diversity, and the working class.
Eva Bermudez Zimmerman pitched her candidacy for lieutenant governor as being the exact opposite of her opponent Susan Bysiewicz, claiming that she is the true representative of youth, diversity, and working class family interests in the state Democratic Party.
Continue reading ‘Gauntlet Thrown’
by Paul Bass | May 17, 2018 12:09 pm | Comments (11)
More trouble appeared on the horizon Thursday morning for the fledgling Lamont-Bysiewicz Democratic gubernatorial ticket, as a prominent African-American state senator from New Haven endorsed a Latina challenger for lieutenant governor.
Continue reading ‘Winfield Backs Zimmerman’
by Thomas Breen | May 17, 2018 7:52 am | Comments (3)
Republican gubernatorial candidate David Stemerman wants to cut Connecticut’s taxes, improve its school systems, and repair its transportation infrastructure, and he’s looking for inspiration to one of the most liberal states in the union: Massachusetts.
Continue reading ‘GOP Hopeful Brings Tax-Cut Message To DISTRICT’
by Paul Bass | May 16, 2018 9:42 pm | Comments (20)
Ned Lamont may have bought a little intraparty peace by luring a top opponent onto his gubernatorial campaign ticket — but he also may have sucker punched his urban base.
Continue reading ‘What’s Wrong With This Picture?’