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Great Caesar’s Ghost! Two More Years For Testa–Will Chairman Cut Desperate Delegate Deal With AG Candidate Tong Whose Treasurer Is Casino Bill Killer?

March 16th, 2018 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Testa in Italian means head. Thursday night, at his Madison Avenue restaurant, Mario Testa received the votes by acclamation (less one) to once again head the Democratic Town Committee for two more years. He had no opposition. On this Ides of March, the party leader who has been described occasionally by political opponents “little Caesar” […]

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Aaron Turner Reaches Fundraising Threshold For Public Financing

March 16th, 2018 · 2 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

News release from State Senate candidate Aaron Turner: Earlier this week, Aaron Turner surpassed his fundraising goal to qualify for public financing. In order to qualify, Turner needed to raise just over $15,000 from a minimum of 300 in district donors. Turner was able to raise approximately $17,000 in just six weeks.

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“Jobs, Jobs, Jobs”–Union Workers Rally MGM Gaming Proposal

February 28th, 2018 · 46 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Roaring like a grappler who has one last fight in him, Bridgeport’s just-turned 82-year-old political and labor warrior State Senator Ed Gomes stepped on the podium of an East End events hall, not far from the Steelpointe Harbor redevelopment area where MGM Resorts proposes a $675 million waterfront casino destination projected to create 7,000 jobs. Addressing […]

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Book It: Dennis Bradley’s Ides Of March State Senate Moment

February 26th, 2018 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

City politics requires a sense of humor. School board member Dennis Bradley has set March 15, the Ides of March, to announce his formal candidacy for State Senate. Hmmm, will Julius Caesar, Brutus and Cassius show? Please, someone hide the daggers.

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Aaron Turner Pursues State Senate Seat Of Former Boss

January 31st, 2018 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Backed by incumbent Ed Gomes, Aaron Turner has filed paperwork to follow his former boss’ footsteps to represent Connecticut’s 23rd State Senate District which covers about two thirds of Bridgeport and a portion of western Stratford. Others are interested in the seat such as school board member Dennis Bradley and former local NAACP leader Carolyn […]

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The Warrior Ed Gomes Going Out On His Own Terms

January 5th, 2018 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

State Senator Ed Gomes, the plainspoken warrior of city politics who lost his seat in a 2012 primary only to return in historic fashion in a 2015 special election riding the Working Families Party banner, will not seek reelection this year. He turns 82 next month. See background here. Gomes’ 23rd Senate District covers about […]

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