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Entries Tagged as 'Barbara Bellis'

April 10, Next Step In Wild City Council Primary–Keeley Calls Top State Attorney “Chicken”

March 27th, 2018 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Will April showers deliver primary flowers? The 133rd City Council district is a campaign for all seasons … literally. What started last summer has segued through fall, winter and now spring. Is there any end in sight? Former State Rep. Bob Keeley and zoning commissioner Anne Pappas Phillips are engaged in a tug of war, […]

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Mario’s DTC Moolah Sinks

February 6th, 2018 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa needs to reload his committee treasury. The latest filing with the State Elections Enforcement Commission shows the Democratic Town Committee paid attorney Ed Maley $12,367.99 for legal representation in the challenge of City Council primary results in the North End 133rd District, leaving a $4,741 balance as of December 31. […]

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East End Town Committee Challenge Slate Fails To Qualify, North End Battle Ramps Up

February 5th, 2018 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

The East End Democratic Town Committee challenge slate that was seeking to unseat veteran political operatives failed to secure sufficient signatures to qualify for the March 6th primary, according to local elections officials. That means incumbent committee members such as Ralph Ford, Ernie Newton and Eneida Martinez will continue to control things in the 139th […]

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Will April Showers Bring Primary Flowers? Date Set For Third Dem City Council Battle

February 2nd, 2018 · 8 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

A third Democratic primary for City Council in the North End 133rd District will take place April 10. Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis, who overturned the results of the previous primaries, set the date in conjunction with the candidates and elections officials.

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Supremes Order Third Primary For North End City Council Seat, Pete Finch: Justice Served

January 26th, 2018 · 17 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Will third time be the charm? The Connecticut Supreme Court Friday morning upheld Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis’ decision to order a third Democratic primary in the City Council’s 133rd District based on what she ruled absentee ballot fraud. That means the parties will get together for a status conference to schedule a new primary between […]

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Strap In For Stormy Political Season

January 15th, 2018 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

2018 is shaping up as an extraordinary election cycle featuring two Bridgeport candidates for governor, Democratic Mayor Joe Ganim and Republican David Walker, the former U.S. comptroller general, in a wild field on both sides of the political spectrum. This is also a state legislative year as candidates position ahead of May endorsement sessions followed […]

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Lawyers Face Off Before State Supreme Court In Keeley Election Complaint

December 21st, 2017 · 14 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Peppered by a number of questions, lawyers appeared before the Connecticut Supreme Court Thursday morning to argue the pros and cons of Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis’ order for a third Democratic primary in the City Council’s 133rd District citing absentee ballot irregularities. The state’s highest court is hearing the case on an expedited basis […]

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Legal Briefs Filed In Keeley Supreme Court Case, Arguments Thursday

December 19th, 2017 · 39 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: with full legal briefs. Thursday morning lawyers for plaintiffs and defendants will appear before the Connecticut Supreme Court to address Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis’ order for a third Democratic primary in the City Council’s 133rd District based on what she termed absentee ballot abuses. The complaint was brought by former State Rep. Bob Keeley running with […]

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