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Minor Party Fielding Candidates Slate In Bridgeport

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A sign outside Bridgeport City Hall. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

A sign outside Bridgeport City Hall. Photo by WTIC’s Matt Dwyer.

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s Working Families Party is holding its annual meeting and plans to unveil a slate of local candidates.

The minor political party, created in 2002 with the backing of organized labor, is scheduled to announce a slate of candidates for the Bridgeport Board of Education.

The party has had success in Hartford, where it has won City Council and school board seats.

The party has cross-endorsed candidates in legislative, congressional and statewide races.

During Saturday’s annual meeting in Bridgeport, participants planned to review its work over the past year.

They will also discuss issues such as protecting public schools and corporate accountability.

Wendy Lecker, senior attorney for the Campaign for Fiscal Equality project at the Education Law Center, is scheduled to deliver the keynote address.

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