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Entries Tagged as 'Chris Caruso'

The Mayoral Campaign Really Starts Memorial Day Weekend

May 23rd, 2015 · 49 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

The late OIB correspondent John Gilmore said mayoral elections do not begin in earnest until Memorial Day. Well here we go, time to take inventory.

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If It’s Drama You Like, Pull Up A Seat To Bridgeport’s Mayoral Race

April 15th, 2015 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

This mayoral cycle has the makings of the best soap opera on the planet. There’s the drama of Joe Ganim exploring a comeback, Bill Finch pursuing a historic third four-year term, and the expected entry of University of Bridgeport executive Mary-Jane Foster, Finch’s 2011 primary opponent, who has experienced her share of drama from her […]

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The Wacky World Of Mayoral Politics

April 1st, 2015 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Howard Gardner says he’s going all the way. Charlie Coviello says the same thing. A lot of political positioning is underway for a potential September Democratic mayoral primary in a challenge of two-term incumbent Bill Finch. While Gardner and Coviello are officially in the race, former Mayor Joe Ganim and 2011 candidate Mary-Jane Foster are […]

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Coviello Enters Mayoral Race

March 11th, 2015 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Claiming “real solutions, not promises,” three-time Democratic mayoral candidate Charlie Coviello is once again running for the city’s top office, the first formal challenger against Mayor Bill Finch.

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Surfs Up! Big Wave Splashes Endorsement For Ed Gomes In State Senate Special Election

February 16th, 2015 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Former State Representative Chris Caruso, who’s maintained a low public profile since joining Governor Dan Malloy’s administration in 2011, is actively supporting Ed Gomes in the February 24 special election for State Senate.

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“Toothless Terriers On Valium,” Keeley Ponders State House Or Mayoral Run

January 7th, 2015 · 7 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Calling members of the city’s legislative delegation “toothless terriers on Valium,” former State House member Bob Keeley says he’ll make a decision on Wednesday to regain the legislative seat he lost in 2008 to Auden Grogins who’s leaving to accept a state judgeship. Keeley says he anticipated running for mayor, but now may participate in […]

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Malloy To Nominate Grogins State Judge–Special Election For State House Seat

January 2nd, 2015 · 61 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, State Politics

Auden Grogins, the blonde banshee from Black Rock, will not receive the oath of office for a fourth term in the State House. Governor Dan Malloy announced Friday he will nominate her to the Connecticut Superior Court. This will set in motion another special election presumably in late February. Malloy’s nomination requires approval of the […]

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Councilman Paoletto’s Political Consequence Factor

December 2nd, 2014 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

The saga of Richard Paoletto, facing a second sexual harassment claim in five years while serving as a city councilor on the public payroll, has ramifications beyond his professional career. The reality is, in most situations of this type involving public office, he’d be fired from his paid position. If this were Joe Blow facing […]

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