by Christopher Peak | Apr 24, 2018 8:26 pm
The kids at East Rock Community Magnet School wanted to know what it was like to live through a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and then emerge as leaders of a national movement.
The two students visiting from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School wanted local kids to realize that they too have survived an epidemic of urban gun violence and could become activists as well.
Continue reading ‘Parkland Students: Speak Up, New Haven’
by Paul Bass | Apr 24, 2018 8:21 am | Comments (9)
“Over my dead body,” Rosa DeLauro declared to a rousing union endorsement rally, “will they rescind that funding.”
Continue reading ‘Labor Backs DeLauro; Battle For Nation’s “Soul” Invoked’
by Paul Bass | Apr 24, 2018 8:02 am | Comments (2)
One influential gubernatorial campaign-watcher isn’t buying the idea of a public-financing litmus test.
Continue reading ‘Harp: No Litmus Test On Public Financing’
by Paul Bass | Apr 23, 2018 8:42 am | Comments (5)
Susan Bysiewicz could have worded the pivotal question of a gubernatorial debate in New Haven Sunday this way: “What makes you think you should be the hero of progressive Democrats when you’re pouring your own millions into the race instead of running clean?”
Continue reading ‘Clean Elections, Gambling Split Candidates’
by Paul Bass | Apr 20, 2018 12:29 pm | Comments (1)
Like other Democrats running for Connecticut attorney general, William Tong promises to use the position to fight back against Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans. If elected, he may very well find himself serving alongside a pro-Trump Republican governor. What to do then?
Well, he said, there’s always Section 3-125 of the state’s general statutes.
Continue reading ‘Tong Seeks Anti-Trump Mantle With Bio, Record’
by Staff | Apr 18, 2018 3:37 pm | Comments (2)
Rosa DeLauro can stop looking to her left.
Continue reading ‘Bryan Anderson Suspends Campaign’
by Thomas Breen | Apr 18, 2018 8:48 am | Comments (3)
One spoke of how his grandfather worked as a machinist for three decades at Winchester Arms. Another recalled being voted “most respect on either side of the aisle” in the legislature. A third boasted that his financial credentials makes him the best state treasurer candidate — in history.
Continue reading ‘Candidates Go One On One’
by Thomas Breen | Apr 12, 2018 7:47 am | Comments (5)
The Connecticut upcoming Democratic Party convention is already rigged, Guy Smith declared. Against him.
Continue reading ‘Smith: I’m Skipping “Rigged” Dem Convention’
by Christopher Peak | Apr 5, 2018 1:33 pm | Comments (8)
The challenge: convince well-connected Hispanic politicos why you’re the best candidate to represent them in statewide office — and do it in under one minute.
Continue reading ‘Statewide Candidates Speed-Date Latinos’
by Paul Bass | Mar 29, 2018 7:54 am | Comments (2)
“I keep my campaign promises, but I never promised to wear stockings.”
—Ella Grasso, quoted in Ella: A Biography.
Susan Bysiewicz wrote the book on Connecticut’s first female governor. Now she’s looking to write the next chapter — with herself in the leading role.
Continue reading ‘Ella’s Biographer Steps Up’