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Entries Tagged as 'Denise Merrill'

Pasta Primavera–Delegate Dish On Menu For Town Committee Members

April 2nd, 2018 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Monday, 6:30 p.m. at Testo’s Restaurant, the Democratic Town Committee will select delegates to respective party conventions for state constitutional offices, Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District and two state senate districts. The main event is delegate choices for governor at the May convention where Mayor Joe Ganim needs 15 percent support to win a ballot spot […]

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Mario’s Version Of Let’s Make A Deal–Delegates For Ganim Ballot Spot

March 28th, 2018 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa is sharpening a delegate list he’ll present Monday night to the 90-member Democratic Town Committee to represent Bridgeport at the Democratic convention in May to endorse candidates for state constitutional offices, including governor. It’s a wide open field. Let the gamesmanship begin to leverage a ballot spot for Mayor Joe […]

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Mario Kneads Pizza Dough While Needing Delegates For Ganim–A Glimpse Into The Testa Brain

March 22nd, 2018 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

If you’re a state political operative strutting into the Madison Avenue restaurant of Democratic Town Chairman Mario Testa, or even his pizzeria near the Brooklawn area a spit across the Fairfield line, remember two key things: 1. he generally takes a siesta around lunchtime; 2. don’t come calling unless you have delegates to trade. That’s […]

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Trump Supporter Peter Lumaj Is A Threat To Win Republican Primary For Governor

February 21st, 2018 · 33 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

He was born and raised in communist Albania, made a daring escape for freedom, learned English in the United States and eventually earned a law degree, although he does not practice law in Connecticut. Peter Lumaj is a Republican candidate for governor, an unapologetic supporter of Donald Trump at a time most GOP candidates for […]

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Calling All Candidates, Election Calendar Set

January 15th, 2017 · 1 Comment · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill has released the 2017 election calendar that governs candidate eligibility for the September 12 primary and November 7 general election. The calendar covers key dates for ballot access, filing deadlines, party endorsements  and issuance of absentee ballots. See calendar here.

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Rosario Among Connecticut’s Seven Electoral College Voters, Himes: Say No To Trump

December 17th, 2016 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

In the end, the national presidential polls were accurate. Hillary Clinton has mounted a nearly three million popular vote lead on Donald Trump, the fifth time a presidential candidate has lost the electoral college count while winning the popular vote. Trump winning razor-thin contests in three traditionally blue states made the difference. Clinton, who won Connecticut […]

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Feds, State Join Forces On Election Day

November 3rd, 2016 · 5 Comments · News and Events

News release: In an effort to ensure that the November 8, 2016 elections are administered fairly in every city and town in Connecticut, Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Michael J. Brandi, Executive […]

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Revisiting Ganim’s Historic Comeback

November 3rd, 2016 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

One year ago on Nov. 3, Joe Ganim made history reclaiming the mayoral office he was forced out of following his conviction on federal corruption charges in 2003. Thursday night city Democrats and supporters will honor the one-year anniversary of that election at a fundraiser at Testo’s Restaurant owned by Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa. […]

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