by Thomas Breen | May 19, 2018 6:01 pm | Comments (18)
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.
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by Thomas Breen and Christine Stuart | May 19, 2018 3:25 pm | Comments (5)
HARTFORD, CT —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 (7)
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.
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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 18, 2018 12:06 pm | Comments (3)
The state lottery may hold one key to solving the state government’s pension problems.
Continue reading ‘Trez Hopeful: Pensions Need Lotto Fix’
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.
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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?’
by Thomas Breen | May 16, 2018 3:40 pm | Comments (12)
New Haven State Sen. Martin Looney endorsed Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont and his city-centered approach to economic development — but warned against a plan Lamont had supported just a few weeks ago to expand New Haven’s airport.
Continue reading ‘Looney Endorses Lamont, Cautions On Tweed Expansion’
by Thomas Breen | May 15, 2018 1:19 pm | Comments (16)
Rich guys shouldn’t fund their own campaigns for governor?
Susan Bysiewicz was no longer making that case Tuesday, as she publicly signed on as lieutenant governor running-mate with leading Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont.
Continue reading ‘Lamont, Bysiewicz Make Ticket Official’