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Entries Tagged as 'Cynthia King'

Cynthia King, Served As Democratic Town Commitee Chair

December 27th, 2012 · 1 Comment · News and Events

UPDATE: Cynthia King, the first African American woman to serve as chair of the Bridgeport Democratic Town Committee, has passed away. She served as chair of the 90-member DTC when Bill Finch was elected mayor in 2007 prior to Mario Testa reclaiming the chairmanship in 2008. Statement from Finch: “I am very saddened by Cynthia […]

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These Pols Are Popular, Plus: Lamont’s Jobs Plan

March 30th, 2010 · 26 Comments · City Politics, State Politics

I got my mitts on a list of the 77 Bridgeport delegates to the state Democratic Party convention in May when donkeys will endorse candidates for constitutional offices such as governor, attorney general, etc. (What? I’m not on it?)

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The Labor Party, Plus: Deep Sixx, Bunkering The Beach, And Hennessy’s Apology

September 4th, 2009 · 67 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Weekend update: Ah yes, Labor Day weekend. In the spirit of hard work, goodwill and the laborious efforts of the Democratic Town Committee, OIB presents for your reading pleasure a listing of the 90-member DTC. Who are these people? They’re the party regulars who do the grunt work, turn out the vote, endorse candidates for public […]

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Rip Out Your Friends, Baby!

August 1st, 2008 · 37 Comments · State Politics

The game is on as we close in on Aug. 12 Tsunami Tuesday. Over the next several days we’ll take a look at some of the intriguing primaries. Let’s start with the battle royal between State Rep. Bob Keeley and former City Council and Board of Education member Auden Grogins. Taking out an established incumbent […]

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A Chat With Chairman Mario

July 11th, 2008 · 147 Comments · Interviews

Mario Testa’s in the Pol Pod. The Democratic Town Chairman is a little man with a lot of fight. He reclaimed party leadership in March after party regulars revolted against the John Stafstrom/Cynthia King wing of the party supported by Mayor Bill Finch. Testa had served as party leader during the Joe Ganim years before […]

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Why Finch Doesn’t Want Mario, Plus: “Strong-arm Tactics”

March 16th, 2008 · 31 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Media

Note: The vote to select Bridgeport’s Democratic town chairman is scheduled for Tuesday night at Schwaben Hall on Horace Street. Should be a hoot! Predictions anyone? What candidate has 46 votes? Will it be the John Stafstrom/Cynthia King combo, former chair Mario Testa or Black Rock District Leader Danny Roach? The befuddling doggedness of Mayor Bill Finch’s […]

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Crack Open The Juicy Stuff, Plus: Honey’s Home

March 12th, 2008 · 27 Comments · City Politics, State Politics

Hi all: Welcome to the first post of our new site. I’m excited. Lots going on: Democratic party establishment getting its ass kicked by State Senator-elect Rob Russo, Mayor Bill Finch celebrating (can he really call it a celebration?) his clueless first 100 days in office, and the twisting and turning to select a new Democratic Party chair after […]

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