Strap in for a hot summer of Democratic primaries in city politics. City Council President Tom McCarthy has filed paperwork with the State Elections Enforcement Commission to challenge incumbent freshman Marilyn Moore in Connecticut’s 22nd State Senate District covering about one third of Bridgeport, all of Trumbull and a piece of Monroe.
Entries Tagged as 'Anthony Musto'
April 18th, 2016 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
April 12th, 2016 · 61 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
City Council President Tom McCarthy says he will take on freshman State Senator Marilyn Moore in an August Democratic primary, setting the stage for what is shaping up as a hot summer legislative election season. Moore upset McCarthy ally incumbent Anthony Musto in a primary two years ago on her way to a general election […]
Political Machine Or Sputtering Jalopy? Democratic Party Endorsement Often Overrated In Primary Battles
April 4th, 2016 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics
The facts speak to this as well covering Democratic Party endorsements in recent years for high profile races. For example:
Tags: Andres Ayala·Anthony Musto·Bill Finch·Chris Rosario·Christina Ayala·Dan Malloy·Dennis Bradley·Ed Gomes·Ernie Newton·Joe Ganim·Maria Pereira·Marilyn Moore·Mario Testa·Richard DeJesus·Tom McCarthy
Who’s More Disingenuous In The Battle For Government Reform, Ganim Or McCarthy? Is Ed Adams Window Dressing?
March 24th, 2016 · 39 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, State Politics
Joe Ganim’s first pass at his so-called watchdog office of Government Accountability is about as flaccid as the city’s Ethics Commission that has done nothing to monitor the conduct of public and elected officials in the past decade. Ganim, trying to live up to a campaign pledge assuaging concerns about his 2003 conviction on corruption […]
March 23rd, 2016 · 30 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics
If it happens, this one has the makings of a political battle royal. City Council President Tom McCarthy is considering a primary challenge of freshman State Senator Marilyn Moore who upset incumbent Anthony Musto in a 2014 Democratic primary. Musto is now the elected treasurer in the Town of Trumbull where McCarthy must do well […]
December 7th, 2015 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics
A new mayor, new city clerk, new town clerk, new school board members, several new City Council members. The 2015 election cycle was arguably a once in a lifetime extravaganza. Not only did Joe Ganim make a historic comeback, he did so knocking off an incumbent in a primary, a first in city mayoral elections. […]
Tags: Andre Baker·Andres Ayala·Anthony Musto·Bill Finch·Bishop Frank Caggiano·Charlie Stallworth·Chris Rosario·Dan Malloy·Ed Gomes·Ernie Newton·Ezequiel Santiago·Jack Hennessy·Joe Ganim·Ken Moales·Marilyn Moore·Mario Testa·Mary-Jane Foster·Richard DeJesus·Steven Stafstrom
July 12th, 2015 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Retired and active city police officers, contractors, lawyers and family members are among the major donors to Joe Ganim’s comeback bid for mayor, according to his monstrous 700-page campaign finance report filing at the Town Clerk’s Office for the period ending June 30 in which he raised more than $200k in a two-month stretch.
July 7th, 2015 · 32 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
UPDATE: Foster statement on Trumbull Gardens shooting. Asserting “the past haunts us and the present fails us,” Mary-Jane Foster opened her campaign headquarters Downtown Monday evening telling 60 supporters she’s the “honest choice for change” against Mayor Bill Finch and former Mayor Joe Ganim.