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Entries Tagged as 'Alberto “Tito” Ayala'

Snow And Absentee Ballots Blanket Town Committee Primaries, Senior Voters: “We’re Waiting For Lydia”–Maria Pereira’s Vindictive Streak

February 27th, 2014 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

With snow projected on the eve of Tuesday’s Democratic Town Committee primaries in seven districts it looks like more votes will be cast via absentee ballot than electors showing at the polls. The Town Clerk’s Office has mailed roughly 1000 absentee ballots with 400 having been returned. That means several hundred more will likely come […]

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Bad Blood Political Showdown In One Week, Town Committee Home Stretch

February 24th, 2014 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

In a scene from The Godfather, Clemenza schools Michael Corleone, practicing to Swiss cheese a corrupt police captain, about family rivalries. Michael: “How bad do you think it’s gonna be?” Clemenza: “Pretty goddamn bad. Probably all the other families will line up against us. That’s all right. These things gotta happen every five years or […]

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Step Right Up For Your Absentee Ballot (Sign Here, Please)

February 15th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Now available, absentee ballots for the March 4 Democratic Town Committee primaries in seven districts. It’s very possible some districts may tabulate more votes via absentee ballot than electors who actually show up to the polls. In these types of races, it’s a Bridgeport rite of passage, especially on the East Side where absentee ballot […]

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Tito Ayala Tries To Salvage East Side Support For Daughter Christina

February 8th, 2014 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Two years ago political operative Tito Ayala hooked up with 137th District Leader Gil Hernandez to seize control of politics in the East Side district from City Councilwoman Lydia Martinez, a prelude to Tito’s daughter Christina’s election to the State House. What a difference two years make. Tito and Hernandez are now on opposite slates […]

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It’s Official: Seven Primaries For Democratic Town Committee Seats–Let The Political Fights Begin

February 5th, 2014 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

The counting of petition signatures by elections officials is finally complete, 7 of 10 districts, representing more than 120 candidates, will compete in a March 4 showdown for control of the 90-member Democratic Town Committee. Fire up those absentee ballots. There’s nothing quite like winter campaigning. This could be a political holy war.

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Frisky Democratic Operatives Fuel March Madness Primary Fever

January 26th, 2014 · 68 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

UPDATE: We are now up to 6 of 10 districts that could fan Democratic Town Committee primaries across the city in March, the latest forged by former State Rep. Hector Diaz in a challenge of the 130th Black Rock/West End District led by political leader Danny Roach who’s weighing a challenge of Mario Testa for […]

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What’s Next For Christina Ayala? A Look At Her State House District, Political Maneuvering Underway

October 17th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Now that the State Elections Enforcement Commission has forwarded its findings alleging a conspiracy to commit voter fraud, investigators for Chief State’s Attorney Kevin Kane will review the information against Christina Ayala and her mother Democratic Registrar Sandi Ayala for possible criminal prosecution. Historically the elections commission reviews complaints of a civil nature and resolves them through […]

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What’s Your Assessment?

October 12th, 2013 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment

Jim “Sonny” Fox, one of Bridgeport’s preeminent conspiracy theorists and radio moonlighter from his Black Rock home, shares this commentary on what he claims is tax favoritism for the politically connected. The retired electrician and occasional candidate for public office cites tax disparity for the 2009 revaluation among members of the Democratic Town Committee. Every […]

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