Cappiello's KODAK moment: The old school edition

Saturday, April 26, 2008
Time: 3:26 PM

In honor of yesterday's meeting between the past and present war criminals, here's a funny crosspost from My Left Nutmeg

The GOP is so funny. Once the decision was made to send Bush in to help Cappiello make some wealthy friends, they had a problem. Connecticut hates Bush. But the President is a proud man, and he would hardly countenance traveling across 5 states to raise money for a candidate that was ashamed of him. So would there be a picture with Cappiello and the President?

Fortunately, there's documentary evidence of the event, so let's subpoena roll the tape:

(Frames 75-83: POTUS meets with SEN CAPPIELLO. Lower right: CT GOP secretary Rose Mary Woods reviews the tape of the meeting.)

Oh noes! It would appear that the information that we're after has been somehow erased – we may never know what was said or what embraces were exchanged in that fateful meeting between the President and his deputy!

Seriously, though – I don't know if they were inspired by the presence of Nixon administration giant Henry Kissinger, or if there's some biological imperative forcing conservatives – like salmon swimming upstream – to erase the evidence when the shit goes down.

But still, you have to admit that pulling a Rose Mary Woods on their Flickr photostream is a pretty ingenious old-school move. Introducing a sample of Nixon-era squalor into a 2008 political campaign shows that, however misguided their policies, the Republican Party still shows respect for the classics.

BONUS: Here's a taped conversation between Nixon and Hadelman, 35 years to the day before yesterday's meeting of Bush and Cappiello. PDF transcript / Audio clip 1 and clip 2.
Had enough...well, you know what to do.

What a beautiful day for a protest!

Time: 1:45 PM

Yesterday, I took a ride up to Kent and joined in solidarity with residents throughout Connecticut who came out and demonstrated against the "taxpayer-funded" Bush/Kissinger/Cappiello/Shays luncheon.

Over 100 people took time out of their schedule to express their objection to the president and for those who couldn't make yesterday, here's a little video I put together just for you...

Wanna do something to combat Chris Shays and David Cappiello? Give what you can and toss some coin towards Chris Murphy and Jim Himes.

Saying NO to Cappiello

Friday, April 25, 2008
Time: 7:04 PM

More pics (and video) from today's protest will be posted soon...

The criminal in chief is in town

Time: 10:03 AM

In honor of the three trillion dollar man's visit to Connecticut (at taxpayer's expense), here's the rundown:

Well, I'm off to the big show! I'll be back with the goodies.

Open message to Dirk Perrefort

Time: 8:01 AM

It would have been nice if you'd have given me credit for posting the video of Cappiello that pissed off Sean Murphy so much that he quit the Republican Party.

...just sayin'

HatCityBLOG EXCLUSIVE: Danbury budget ad-hoc meeting: Government 1

Thursday, April 24, 2008
Time: 5:49 PM

As the Common Council deal with the budget, over the next several days, I'll post the video footage of the various ad-hoc committee meetings I shot at City Hall.

Due to the length and file size of the videos, I'm providing the low-res video version first. Later this weekend, I'll provide a link where you can download the videos and watch them in high-res quality from your desktop.

Ad-hoc budget meeting: GENERAL GOVERNMENT I, Apr. 21 2008

Fight back!

Time: 12:58 PM

The progressive blogs in Connecticut as well as many of the well-known activist groups in the area are joining forces to protest tomorrow's Bush/Cappiello/Shays fundraiser in Kent.

Please read this important cross post and help say NO to Bush and Co.

Help offset President Bush's fundraiser against freshman Chris Murphy and challenger Jim Himes. Donate today!


This Friday, George W. Bush is coming to Henry Kissinger's house in Kent, Connecticut for an exclusive, $1000 a head ($10,000 for a snapshot with the President!) fundraiser for Republican Challenger David Cappiello (running against Democratic Freshman Representative Chris Murphy) in Connecticut's 5th Congressional District. Bush ally and war cheerleader and health care bamboozler Chris Shays (R-CT04) (who is facing a strong challenge from Jim Himes) is a co-chair of the event.

In response, Connecticut Progressive bloggers are joining together to raise money for Chris Murphy and Jim Himes. While we may not have the deep pockets necessary to compete with a $1000 a head fundraiser, we do have the people-power to send the message that a President Bush fundraiser will activate our base and add money to the coffers of our candidates! Click here to donate! $100, $50, $25, or even $5 will help send the message that President Bush is a liability in 2008.

While President Bush's visit will give the failing Cappiello campaign some additional money, and provide Chris Shays with a chance to spend a little time with his buddy, we just can’t let this happen unanswered. That’s why we’re joining together in an effort to raise 250 additional contributions for Jim and for Chris (Murphy) over the weekend.

There are more of us than there are of them. Help us prove it, and send the message that Republican congressional candidates and congressman can’t profit by toeing the Bush line.

Click here to donate to Jim Himes and Chris Murphy, and to say no thanks to President Bush!

Introducing John Hartwell

Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Time: 3:46 PM

Recently, Democratic 26th District State Senate candidate John Hartwell made an appearance on the local access show "Bethel Today" where he talked about why he's running for office.

In light of current senator Judith Freedman announcing her retirement, here's your chance to learn more about the Hartwell as the statewide campaign season kicks into full gear.

Picking up the our expense

Time: 11:59 AM

This is rich!
President George W. Bush will make a short stop in Hartford’s northend Friday morning before zipping off in Marine One to Henry Kissinger’s home in Kent to raise money for Republican Sen. David Cappiello’s campaign against U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy, D-5.

Bush is expected to speak at the Northwest Boys and Girls Club on Nahum Drive around 9 a.m. Friday morning. The topic du jour for the president will be malaria, which fortunately is not one of the many problems that plague Hartford.

Unfortunately, none of the boys or girls will be there to greet him since the club doesn’t open until the afternoon. We know this because we used to run a program at the club. At the moment it’s unclear who his audience for the malaria speech will be.

Bush is coming to the NORTHEND section of Hartford to talk about Malaria? In case you're wondering what's really behind this...
But it also might have to do with the fact that Bush, by coming here for official business, becomes an affordable speaker at a campaign fundraiser the same day for congressional candidate David Cappiello. Since Bush will be in Connecticut anyway, the Cappiello campaign will have to pick up only a small share of the president's travel.

So the President makes up this B.S. official business nonsense just to save the Cappiello campaign from footing the entire travel the taxpayer's expense.

Matt over at My Left Nutmeg digs deeper and exposes how much the Cappiello-Bush connection are screwing the taxpayers as well as the hypocrisy of our state senator.
So what is the Cappiello campaign saving by having the U.S. taxpayer cover the cost of the event?
Even when the White House deems a trip as political, the cost to Bush's campaign is minimal. In such instances, the campaign must only pay the government the equivalent of a comparable first-class fare for each political traveler on each leg, Federal Election Commission guidelines say.

Usually, that means paying a few hundred or a few thousand dollars for the president and a handful of aides. It's a minuscule sum, compared to the $56,800-per-hour the Air Force estimates it costs to run Air Force One. [...]

The reimbursements do not cover the cargo planes that shuttle the president's limousines and helicopters to every event, or travel expenses of White House advance workers who lay the groundwork for the trips.

So let's pretend that the cargo plane at the right travels for free (baloney), that there are no added staff costs to shipping the President's entourage to Connecticut and back, and that it costs nothing for Air Force One to remain parked on the tarmac for a number of hours (ha ha).

Even if all of those things were true, it would cost roughly $120,000 for Air Force One's round trip. But we're not even talking about Cappiello dodging a $120K bill – the FEC apparently lets campaigns pay only for the cost of a plane ticket for each of the "political passengers" on a government-funded trip (according to this USA Today story which also supplied the above estimates.) That would be only a few thousand dollars, though the White House never lets the press know how many political travelers are on any given flight.

So what does Senator Cappiello -- one of only eight Senators to vote against the 2005 Campaign Finance Reform bill -- have to say about making the taxpayers pay for politicial campaigns? Fortunately, it's quite well documented:

Cappiello, 11/30/2005

Thank you, Mr. President. And through you, to Senator DeFronzo, I am not making the argument to be clear, that we are both going too far and not going far enough. I think we’re going too far with taking taxpayer dollars, yes.

We took, as a Republican caucus, a huge step, a very, very bold step, to go against what most of us believed to be one of the worst things we could ever do, and that is to get the taxpayers to pay for our campaign.

I was quoted in the paper, I think as saying, I hate the idea, and I still do. I have never hidden that fact at all.

Cappiello, 6/7/05

Please understand, I do not tonight, nor have I ever liked public financing of campaigns. I have never kept that a secret. I think they’re a big waste of time and taxpayer money, and I’m saying that right here and now.

Cappiello, 4/12/2000

Finally, this bill is anything -- anything but voluntary. Just because you or I, or anyone in this Chamber or in the House, or anywhere else that's running for office, decides we are voluntarily going to abide by these spending limits, the people whose tax dollars we are taking, yes, we are taking, are not volunteering their tax dollars.

In no other scenario in the state of Connecticut do we say to the taxpayer, you may earmark your tax dollars for whatever you want. Because if you could, I would send every dollar that I owe to my local education funds.

Because I know I'm not getting my share of ECS funding. None of my towns are. But, no, instead we're going to take the tax dollars and say, yes, I can earmark all of your tax dollars to this fund.

So, it is voluntary for us. It is not voluntary for the taxpayers.

Isn't this what kind of reform people back home are looking for? I have never once had anyone call me saying, please, please, please take my tax dollars and use it for your campaigns.

Donors can give up to $16,900 at this week's event – as it's for both the CT Republican Party and the Cappiello campaign – so it wouldn't be out of the question for them to cover the costs of bringing the President to Connecticut. After all, Cappiello obviously believes in his deepest heart of hearts that taxpayers shouldn't be forced to pay for his campaign – so I'm sure his campaign will do the right thing here.

Yeah, right.

Can someone at the Registar of Voters office explain this to me?

Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Time: 4:00 PM

How is it that 68 DEAD people are still eligible to vote in Danbury?
It's not known if the old Election Day joke about dead folks voting in Bridgeport carries any truth. But in every southwestern Connecticut municipality, if the deceased could get to the polls, they would still be eligible to vote.

University of Connecticut students conducted a study using three public databases in their research, including one that went back as far as 1937. They also used the state's master death file that dates back to 1974.

The students found 293 dead people remain on Bridgeport's voter rolls. But a dozen dead people were still registered in Easton; 161 in Shelton; 177 in Milford; 223 in Norwalk and 71 in Stratford.

Alas, there's no evidence that anyone drifted out of local cemeteries and cast their ballots, although human error at the polls was responsible for marking them erroneously as having cast ballots.


Dead on voter lists in 13 cities, towns.

Bridgeport- 293

Ansonia - 70

Danbury - 68

Derby - 56

Seymour - 30

Milford - 177

Fairfield - 111

Shelton - 161

Monroe - 29

Easton - 12

Norwalk - 223

Stamford - 71

Stratford - 18

Can someone get Mary Ann Doran on the phone or is she too busy laughing it up with the City Clerk who NEVER seems to be in her office?

Cappiello's Dilemma

Time: 9:37 AM

This cross post from My Left Nutmeg is a must read...
One thing that I was wondering is why a candidate would decide to do a fundraiser asking for $10,000 contributions from wealthy contributors? Why publicly align yourself with a president crossing new frontiers in durable unpopularity on a daily basis? Doesn't it take enough nerve to ask for $2300 checks from contributors? Don't you want to distance yourself from the failures of the past, especially if you're not connected to them?

I see that as tragic, disastrous politics – but there's a reason why you'd do it: because you're addicted to special-interest money, and because you're afraid to ask the real people living in your district for $100 contributions.

It shouldn’t be that difficult. Why some people are saying, I really need it. I’m used to it. I’m used to getting that ad book money. I’m used to getting the lobbyist money. I’m used to the PAC money. I can’t do without it.

We can do without it. Our constituents want us to do without it. For better or worse, whether they’re right or wrong on this issue, whether it’s a real problem or just a perception, when you ask your constituents what’s the biggest problem when it comes to campaigns and financing of campaigns, they will say, the influence of special interest groups. [...]

Now that it’s 1: 54 on June 8th, in the morning of the last day of our Legislative Session, I am asking the Members of this body to support the real clean elections amendment, the amendment that will say no to special interest money now.

Because you know what? If we don’t, I guarantee the moment the other one passes, if it even passes both Chambers, I guarantee there are going to be people in this room who are going to be rushing to those lobbyists, and those PACs, and those contractors, and those special interests to please put money in my coffers now.

I need a leg up on my challenger in 2006, because somehow I can’t go and ask the real people in my district for a $100 contribution. Why is that so tough? Thank you, Mr. President.

—Sen. David Cappiello, Senate Transcript, 6/7/2005

Maybe Cappiello can't be bothered to ask commoners for $100 to support his campaign, but I know that Chris Murphy isn't above a little bit of grassroots love. He came by in November to talk with MLN readers about Iraq without asking for a nickel, so I'll do the ask – can you give $100 – or even $10 or $20 – to help Congressman Murphy fight back against the $10,000 checks Bush will be raising for his opponent this week? The MLN fundraising page can be accessed over on the left column of this page, or by clicking here.

Halas Farm madness

Monday, April 21, 2008
Time: 5:48 PM

Tomorrow starts the next chapter in Halas Farm's request the Zoning Commission to allow them to use a parcel of land (aprox. marked in yellow) zoned as an RA-40 (residential) for commercial purposes...and some residents aren't happy about it.
Image provided by Google Earth.

Halas_ProtestI originally posted the flyer opposing the Halas Farm proposal two weeks ago. Since then, lets just say that In my years of following Danbury politics, I've never seen such a chain of inappropriate events than what I saw at the last Zoning Commission meeting.

Over the next series of posts, I will examine what happened at the last meeting, including the OUTRAGEOUS and highly offensive actions of freshman commissioner Andrew Wettmore, which in itself should be grounds for him to recuse himself from voting on this proposal.

For now, I'm lets just start with portion of my larger interview with activist Ken Gucker on his opposition to the proposal. TAKE NOTE OF THE DATE OF THIS INTERVIEW AND THE CONDITION OF THE PARCEL OF LAND...I'll explain later.

NOTE: Below is a copy of the letter from Zoning Enforcement officer Sean Hearty to Halas Farm about the gross misuse of the parcel of land in question. This letter triggered the eventual cease and desist notification against Halas Farm that Gucker referenced in the clip. You can also click here to download a pdf version of the letter.




Supporting Richter House

Time: 3:17 PM


The opposition to the destruction of the Richter House has been absolutely incredible to say the least. From the numerous amount of emails I've received thanking me for the historical background video presentation, and coverage of the Richer Park Authority meeting, the amazing writings by Brain Koonz, and the outpouring of support for saving the House, which stretched across party lines, it seems like the demolishing of this house is very remote.

During April's Common Council meeting, people came out to voice their opposition to the Richter House and afterwards, I had a chance to catch up with Minority Leader Tom Saadi to get his take on the matter.

It great to see the public stand up for the Richter family...I guess the Richter Park Authority was too busy dealing with golf to give a damn about the family's house that they were suppose to take care of in the first place.

Judith Freedman retires

Time: 2:42 PM

Nice for the mainstream media to catch up to something My Left Nutmeg reported on TWO WEEKS AGO.

People of Bethel and Ridgefield can take a sigh of relief as their State Senator for the 26th district is calling it quits.
Calling her 22-year career as State Senator for the 26th District “challenging but very rewarding,” Judith Freedman, 69, of Westport, announced she would not seek re-election this fall.

On the steps of Wilton Town Hall Monday morning, flanked by long-time supporters, fellow legislators and friends, Ms. Freedman endorsed the candidacy of State Rep. Toni Boucher, 58, of the 143rd District in Wilton and Norwalk, to replace her.

“There are always compelling reasons to make one want to stay in this job, but this is the time for me to move ahead and for someone else to take up the torch,” Sen. Freedman said. “After a great deal of thought, soul searching and consultation with my husband, I have decided not to seek re-election for the State Senate.”

“I am proud of the record I forged on your behalf. Whatever I have done, it has always been with and for the people of the 26th,” she added.
Boucher, who is best known for her emotionally over-the-top opposition to the use of medical marijuana, will be facing a great challenger in Democratic challenger John Hartwell.

Hartwell, former Congressional district coordinator for Howard Dean and treasurer for Ned Lamont, attracted attention recently when he reached goal needed to qualify for public financing under Connecticut's new Citizen Election Program. He was also interviewed on the local access show "Bethel Today" last week and for those who want to know more about him, I'll post that show here later this week.

Matt over at My Left Nutmeg has more on today's "official" announcement including what this means for Boucher's State Rep. seat.

UPDATE: The John Hartwell campaign released the following statement regarding Freedman's retirement:
I'd like to thank Senator Freedman for her years of service to the 26th District, and particularly for her work advancing educational opportunities in Connecticut.

2008 is shaping up as a huge year of change, both nationally and locally. We need new leadership to deliver affordable health care for small businesses, to bring tax dollars back from Hartford to invest in our overburdened transportation system, and to promote environmentally responsible economic growth.

This race presents a real opportunity for a vigorous discussion of the issues facing our state, and I call upon whoever becomes the Republican nominee to join me in a series of debates about how to move Connecticut forward.

As previously announced, my fund raising efforts across the seven towns that make up the 26th has resulted in an outpouring of support that will qualify me for public financing through the new Citizens' Election Program. There is a real desire for a change from politics as usual, and I offer a fresh approach to bringing an effective voice to the people of this district.

Danbury Live Broadcast 04.19.08

Sunday, April 20, 2008
Time: 7:27 PM

TOPIC: Charter Revision Commission


Time: 1:32 PM

I'm really sorry for the lack of posts but this design problem with this site is a real headache.

That being the case, and my REALLY busy schedule, I'm going through the entire site and making some changes as well as updating the links section. One of the biggest complaints I receive is from people who want to find old episodes of the local access shows that participate with me (Community Forum, Danbury Live). Unlike Ideas at Work an Beyond, these shows don't have sites where you can easily find their old episodes. To make things easier, I'm going to set up a special section of HatCityBlOG that will be dedicated to these shows so everyone will be happy.

Another complaint from people is that I don't talk or give people notice when I do interviews in the media. In the future, I'll do a better job in posting my appearances in the media.

I have SO MUCH researching I have to do right now so please be me, I won't let you down.

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10.03.18 (PDF):
"Approval of Danbury Prospect Charter School"

10.30.20 (HatCityBLOG VID): Charter School discussion during 2020 interview with Julie Kushner

2018 (RADIO): WLAD
"State Board of Ed signs off on Danbury charter school proposal"

08.20 (VID): CT-LEAD
"Stand up for Education Justice" Rally

08.20.20 (OP-ED): KUSHNER: "Charter schools are not ‘magic bullet’ to improving Danbury schools"

09.13.20 (OP-ED): CHAPMAN
Candidate for state Senate supports charter school for Danbury

01.15.21 (VID): CT-LEAD
Danbury Prospect Charter School press conference

03.19.21 (OP-ED): CT MIRROR
"Danbury leaders do not want a charter school"

04.01.21 (OP-ED): CT-LEAD:
"Why did Sen. Kushner vote against us?"

05.06.21 (VID): Danbury rally to fully fund public schools

10.07.21 (VID): Danbury City-Wide PTO "Meet the Candidates" education forum

10.07.21 NEWSTIMES
Danbury candidates quarrel over charter school, education funding

01.10.22 NEWSTIMES
"New operator named for Danbury charter school: ‘I’m a huge advocate for parent choice’"

01.10.22 NEWSTIMES
"Some Danbury Democrats ‘open minded’ about charter school after new, CT operator named"

01.21.22 (OP-ED): CT MIRROR
"Lessons from Danbury: Ending the dual process for charter school approval"

02.09.22 NEWSTIMES
"Proposed Danbury charter school won’t open in 2022, governor leaves funding out of budget"

02.18.22 NEWSTIMES:
Danbury residents plead for charter school funds in 9-hour state budget hearing: ‘Just exhausted’

03.05.22 (LTE):
Time has come for Danbury charter school

03.12.22 (OP-ED): TAYLOR
"Why I am excited about the Danbury Charter School"

03.16.22 (LTE):
"Why a Danbury Charter School?"

04.02.22 CT EXAMINER:
"Crowding and a Lack of Options for Danbury Students, But No Agreement on Solutions"

04.04.22 (OP-ED): DCS
"Danbury Charter School plans debut"

04.07.22 (PODCAST): (CEA)

04.18.22 (VID): CT-LEAD
Protest press conference

04.25.22 (RADIO): WSHU
Latino group call on Connecticut lawmakers to open a Danbury charter school

06.03.22 (OP-ED): KUSHNER:
"Career Academy ‘a great deal for Danbury"

On September 26, 2007, ten plaintiffs filed suit in response to an arrest of aday laborers at a public park in Danbury, Connecticut. Plaintiffs amended their complaint on November 26, 2007.

The amended complaint states that plaintiffs sought to remedy the continued discriminatory and unauthorized enforcement of federal immigration laws against the Latino residents of the City of Danbury by Danbury's mayor and its police department.

Plaintiffs allege that the arrests violated their Fourth Amendment rights and the Connecticut Constitution because defendants conducted the arrests without valid warrants, in the absence of exigent circumstances, and without probable cause to believe that plaintiffs were engaged in unlawful activity. In addition, plaintiffs allege that defendants improperly stopped, detained, investigated, searched and arrested plaintiffs. Plaintiffs also allege that defendants violated their Fourteenth Amendment rights when they intentionally targeted plaintiffs, and arrested and detained them on the basis of their race, ethnicity and perceived national origin. Plaintiffs raise First Amendment, Due Process and tort claims.

Plaintiffs request declaratory relief, damages and attorneys fees.



Danbury Area Coalition for the Rights of Immigrants v.
U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
3:06-cv-01992-RNC ( D. Conn. )

(02.25.08) Court docket

(10.24.07) Memorandum in Opposition to Defendant's Emergency Motion for Protective Order

(09.26.07) Press Release

(12.14.06) Complaint

Barrera v. Boughton, No. 07-01436
(D. Conn. filed Sept. 26, 2007)

(02.25.08) Court Docket

Amended complaint

Defendants' Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Subject Matter Jurisdiction

Defendants' Motion to Dismiss State Law Claims

Plaintiffs' Opposition to Motion to Dismiss

Order on Motion to Dismiss

Defendants' Answer to Amended Complaint

NEW HAVEN REGISTER: Immigrant's 2006 arrest was flawed Danbury mayor testifies

(10.05.07 (VIDEO) Boughton mislead the public about Danbury's involvement in raid

(09.18.07) Yale Law Students expose Danbury involvement in raid

(12.14.06) VIDEO: Interview with Yale Law Students at FOI presser

(12.14.06) VIDEO: Danbury 11 FOI complaint media roundup

City Clerk Jean Natale standing next to skinhead sparks outrage

(10.03.06) VIDEO: Danbury 11 rally

(09.29.06) VIDEO: Danbury 11 case deepens

Word of raid spread across the country

(09/29/06) VIDEO: Danbury 11 protest news conference

(09/29/06) Immigrant newspaper "El Canillita" gives best account of ICE day labor raid at Kennedy Park

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VIDEO: Tereza Pereira's ordeal with ICE agents

VIDEO: Danbury Peace Coalition Immigration Forum (April 2006)
featuring Mayor Boughton and Immigration attorney Philip Berns

VIDEO: 2007 Stop the Raids immigration forum at WCSU

2007: Community protest anti-immigration forum

A tribute to Hispanic Center Director and immigrant activist Maria Cinta Lowe



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Dem/GOP slate/ballot position

VIDEO: DRTC convention
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(VID) DDTC nomination convention
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(VID) 2021 Danbury City-Wide PTO educational forum

First quarter
Alves Apr 10th SEEC filing

Second quarter
Alves Jul 10th SEEC filing
Esposito Jul 10th SEEC filing

Third quarter
Alves Oct 12th SEEC report
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Alves "Jan 6th" attack mailer 10.21.21
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Danbury 2005 election results
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Danbury 2007 election results
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(VID) Helena Abrantes "Community Forum" interview

Danbury 2009 election results
(VID) 2009 Danbury City-Wide PTO educational forum
(VID) 2009 Danbury Chamber of Commerce mayoral debate
(VID) 2009 DDTC nomination convention

Danbury 2011 election results
(VID) Saadi/Nero campaign kickoff

Danbury 2013 election results
(VID) 2013 DDTC nominaiton convention

Danbury 2015 election results

Danbury 2017 election results
(VID) Al Almeida concession speech
(VID) 2017 Danbury City-Wide PTO educational forum
(VID) Al Almeida nomination acceptance speech

Danbury 2019 election results
(VID) 2019 NewsTimes Editorial Board interview with Mark Boughton and Chris Setaro
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(VID) 2019 Danbury Chamber of Commerce mayoral debate
(VID) 2019 convention endorsement speeches from Mark Boughton and Chris Setaro