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Working Families, charter schools targeted Democrat primaries

Joshua Elliott, center, at the polls. At left is a Working Families field worker.

The Working Families Party was the biggest outside spender on Democratic legislative primaries Tuesday, committing $70,000 for field staff in three winning races, while two charter-school groups provided late support to help Rep. Charlie Stallworth of Bridgeport defeat a prominent opponent of charters, Maria H. Pereira. Continue Reading →

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Liberals win Democratic primaries for General Assembly

Joshua Elliott, left, poll standing with a supporter who saw him winning.

Joshua Elliott, the outsider recruited by the liberal Working Families Party to challenge House Speaker J. Brendan Sharkey, won a Democratic primary Tuesday, easily beating the establishment candidate endorsed after Sharkey abruptly decided to retire in May. Sens. Ed Gomes and Marilyn Moore of Bridgeport also won with WFP backing. Continue Reading →

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Ganim, Gomes and Moore keep things complicated in Bridgeport

From right, Sens. Ed Gomes and Marilyn Moore at a post-session press conference with  Rep. Stephen Stafstrom and Mayor Joseph P. Ganim.

Summer is coming to Bridgeport, where the living never is easy, not in even-number years, not for Sens. Edwin A. Gomes and Marilyn Moore. On the day after the Democratic machine denied Gomes and Moore its backing for another term, Mayor Joseph P. Ganim lavishly praised them at a public ceremony Tuesday – taking care to stop well short of an endorsement. Continue Reading →

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Legislative primaries: Two incumbents lose, seven hang on

Sen. Eric Coleman

A longtime state senator fended off a high-profile challenge, while two Bridgeport politicos facing legal troubles lost their bids to return to Hartford. Another Bridgeport candidate knocked off Sen. Anthony Musto of Trumbull, and the House Democrat who co-chaired the legislature’s Sportsmen’s Caucus defeated a challenger who took issue with her vote against new gun restrictions passed in the wake of the Newtown shootings. Continue Reading →

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