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.
Entries Tagged as 'Andres Ayala'
March 6th, 2014 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
February 12th, 2014 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
It’s not often, maybe never, the leading officers for the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance join forces to seize control of a Democratic Town Committee District, but that’s what’s rising up in the North End 135th District with Rev. Mary McBride-Lee, a City Council member and Rev. Charlie Stallworth, a member of the State House, in the […]
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 […]
January 28th, 2014 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
Awaiting a legal ruling from a state judge regarding alleged campaign finance law violations, Ernie Newton is weighing campaign options that include running for one of the two legislative seats he once occupied. In preparation for a run he will become a member of the Democratic Town Committee in the 139th District that serves his […]
January 23rd, 2014 · 30 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
One thing is certain, no one can accuse former State Rep. Americo Santiago of inconsistency in an election year. The Bridgeport political operative will leverage any possibility to secure a payday for himself or his peeps. Anticipating Governor Dan Malloy facing a tough reelection battle, Santiago sent a message through a story in CT Latino […]
January 8th, 2014 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
There’s strength in numbers, especially in Bridgeport’s growing Hispanic community in an election year. Governor Dan Malloy is expected to visit Bridgeport on Friday to attend a fundraiser for the Hispanic Democratic Caucus, a key leadership bloc to rally voters he’ll likely need to win a second term.
December 30th, 2013 · 2 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Cops, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events
We learned in June in a story published by the Connecticut Post, the city paid controversial developer Manny Moutinho $400,000 to improve his own Stratford waterfront property as part of an airport safety project. There’s still gravel to unravel in this story. Other headliners from May and June:
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