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Entries Categorized as 'City Politics'

Courtroom Drama In Gomes Versus Bradley State Senate Battle

July 1st, 2016 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

A clearly agitated Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis placed her hand across her forehead. Later, she even ran her hands across her face in exasperation. She reminded veteran political operative Ralph Ford that he was under oath and must testify truthfully. Just a few minutes into his testimony Ford had delivered inconsistent statements about what he knew […]

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McCarthy Qualifies For Public Financing In State Senate Bid Against Moore

June 29th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The State Elections Enforcement Commission on Wednesday approved an $84,450 grant to the campaign of City Council President Tom McCarthy who’s facing State Senator Marilyn Moore in an August 9 Democratic primary. McCarthy will have the money to spend under the state’s Citizens Election Program of publicly funded races in addition to the $15,000 he […]

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Moore Versus McCarthy Retail Campaigning In Full Swing

June 27th, 2016 · 52 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The Barnum Festival weekend has become the gateway for retail campaigning, especially during legislative cycles with August primaries just six weeks away. Two years ago State Senator Marilyn Moore was campaigning in earnest trying to take out three-term incumbent Anthony Musto in a Democratic primary. She prevailed in a close contest on her way to a […]

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Filling A School Board Vacancy Should Not Be Complex

June 25th, 2016 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

The Board of Education is scheduled to meet Monday night to address development of policy to fill a vacancy. There’s been much hullabaloo over filling the seat vacated by Dave Hennesssey, from what political party may replace it, to the time line required, to the appointing body if the time line is not met. Phil […]

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Gomes Sues For Ballot Access In State Senate Primary Against Bradley, Court Hearing Next Week

June 22nd, 2016 · 31 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

UPDATE: State Senator Ed Gomes on Wednesday filed a complaint in Bridgeport Superior Court asking a state judge to place his name on the August 9 Democratic primary ballot after his candidacy application was rejected by the Office of the Connecticut Secretary of State following a campaign paperwork glitch. Gomes wants to challenge party endorsed Dennis Bradley, […]

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Bradley, Pereira Qualify For Public Campaign Cash

June 22nd, 2016 · No Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The State Elections Enforcement Commission on Wednesday approved publicly funded campaign dough for State Senate candidate Dennis Bradley and State House candidate Maria Pereira, both of whom are elected members of the Board of Education.

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Gomes’ Election Lawyer Weighs Options, Looney: Put Gomes On Ballot

June 16th, 2016 · 29 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The lawyer representing State Senator Ed Gomes, denied ballot access for the August 9 Democratic primary based on a paperwork technicality, says he is examining two courses of action–first administratively and if necessary judicially–for Gomes to face party endorsed Dennis Bradley.

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Ed Gomes Primary Ballot Access In Jeopardy, Legal Battle Looms

June 16th, 2016 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

A paperwork gaffe has placed in jeopardy State Senator Ed Gomes’ ballot spot for the August 9 Democratic primary against party endorsed Dennis Bradley, chairman of the Board of Education. Connecticut Secretary of the State spokesperson Patrick Gallahue confirmed Wednesday night that Gomes’ name will not appear on the primary ballot.

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