The battle of the barkeepers will not happen. Black Rock District Leader Danny Roach says he will not challenge Mario Testa for party leadership, setting up two more years for the North End restaurant owner when the 90-member Democratic Town Committee meets to pick a leader Thursday 5:30 p.m. at Testo’s Restaurant.
Entries Categorized as 'State Politics'
March 10th, 2014 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
March 6th, 2014 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Former Democratic State Senator Ernie Newton, awaiting word from the court this month on his lawyer’s motion to dismiss criminal charges for alleged campaign finance law infractions, is preening over Tuesday’s Democratic Town Committee results he says continues his coalition-building in neighborhoods.
March 4th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics
The Q Poll released today shows 2010 Republican nominee Tom Foley tied with Democratic Governor Dan Malloy eight months from the general election. The larger problem for Malloy in this poll is he has only modest leads against the other Republicans in the field who are not well known. That means there’s already a fixed […]
February 28th, 2014 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics
Governor Dan Malloy strode into Bridgeport on Tuesday speaking to a few hundred members of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council about the need to increase the minimum wage, even though he knew it would fall flat to the business community lunch crowd. Didn’t matter. That’s because the governor was addressing an audience outside the room […]
Tags: Dan Malloy
February 14th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics
The Connecticut Democratic Party today issued a Valentine’s blast to various Republicans for public office. Hmmm, nothing like political lovers.
Tags: Nancy DiNardo
February 10th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics
Bridgeport resident David Walker, who has formed an exploratory committee for lieutenant governor, is pushing to qualify for a grant under the state’s Citizens Election Program of publicly financed races. The former U.S. Comptroller General is trying to qualify before the GOP party convention in May to place him in a stronger position as a […]
February 8th, 2014 · 8 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
From Republican candidate for Congress Dan Debicella: The Connecticut Post reported yesterday that Congressman Jim Himes is co-sponsoring legislation that advocates for a National Charles Darwin Day. “You have got to be kidding me–who cares?” said (former) State Senator and candidate for Congress Dan Debicella. “Fairfield County families are hurting, with high unemployment and exploding […]