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Entries Tagged as 'Chris Mattei'

Joe, Mario Schmooze New Haven Pols On Harp Night

July 26th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Tuesday night’s Democratic convention in New Haven where Mayor Toni Harp was endorsed by acclamation was mellow compared to Bridgeport’s mercurial affair the night before. One night in Bridgeport for Mayor Joe Ganim and Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa, the next night in New Haven working the crowd at Harp’s preconvention dinner. The mayor and Mario are […]

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Ganim Lags In Statewide Fundraising

July 10th, 2017 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

If Mayor Joe Ganim’s going to compete for public campaign funds for statewide office in 2018, he’ll need to step up his game. He’ll also need a judge to order the state elections enforcement watchdog to allow him participation in the voluntary Citizens Election Program. In his first quarter raising money in an exploratory committee […]

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Walker Raises $72K In His First Fundraising Quarter Of Governor’s Race

July 10th, 2017 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Bridgeport resident David Walker, the former U.S. comptroller general, collected $72,156 in his first quarter fundraisng effort in his 2018 exploratory campaign for governor, according to his on-line filing with the State Elections Enforcement Commission. Today, July 10, is the deadline for candidates to file mandatory reports for the period ending June 30. Walker’s goal, […]

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Rejecting Lobbyist Loot, Mattei Raises Dough With A Reformer’s Touch

July 3rd, 2017 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

So far this is a wide-open gubernatorial election cycle for 2018. An open seat, Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman not clearly signaling her intentions, a slew of candidates, committed or through exploratory, raising money to leverage millions in public dollars. It provides room for a sleeper. On the Democratic side it may be Chris Mattei, a […]

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If Governor What Would Ganim And Others Do?

June 11th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

Of the dozen or so candidates raising dough for a gubernatorial run in 2018, one of them–or perhaps another unnamed–will have a mighty mess on his/her hands to fix fiscally upon taking office in January 2019. The other night at the Connecticut Democratic Party’s annual dinner, CT Mirror reporter Kyle Constable questioned five Democratic candidates […]

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Mattei: Authoritarians Demand Loyalty To Themselves, Democracies Demand Loyalty To The Law

June 8th, 2017 · No Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Bridgeport attorney Chris Mattei who prosecuted several public figures as an assistant United States attorney, including former Governor John Rowland, weighs in on fired FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before Congress. Mattei is exploring a Democratic run for governor.

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Herbst Rejects Another Term, Gears Up For Governor’s Race

May 4th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst will not seek another two-year term. Instead he’ll gear up for the Republican nomination for governor in 2018. The field is growing in both major parties. So far Herbst is the only GOP contender to announce he’ll not accept contributions from lobbyists. On the Democratic side, Bridgeport attorney Chris Mattei, […]

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Wyman, Political Charisma Shackled By Malloy Economic Baggage?

April 25th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

She’s one of the most charismatic figures in state politics, highly desired at public events, her smile, wink and gravelly voiced Brooklyn enthusiasm a natural replacement for the stoicism of Democratic Governor Dan Malloy who’s not seeking reelection. But if Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman runs for the state’s top spot is she simply the political charmer […]

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