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Entries Tagged as 'Dennis Bradley'

Meet Carolyn Vermont, State Senate Candidate

April 3rd, 2018 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The State Senate seat of a retiring Ed Gomes is among the hottest legislative races this election cycle. The presumed Democratic primary in August features school board member Dennis Bradley who lost a 2016 primary to Gomes, Gomes’ former legislative aide Aaron Turner and Carolyn Vermont, former local NAACP leader. Connecticut’s 23rd Senate District covers […]

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Vermont Enters State Senate Race

March 19th, 2018 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Former Greater Bridgeport NAACP leader Carolyn Vermont has joined Aaron Turner and Dennis Bradley as State Senate candidates vying to fill the seat of a retiring Ed Gomes in Connecticut’s 23rd District that covers about two thirds of Bridgeport and a piece of western Stratford.

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Great Caesar’s Ghost! Two More Years For Testa–Will Chairman Cut Desperate Delegate Deal With AG Candidate Tong Whose Treasurer Is Casino Bill Killer?

March 16th, 2018 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Testa in Italian means head. Thursday night, at his Madison Avenue restaurant, Mario Testa received the votes by acclamation (less one) to once again head the Democratic Town Committee for two more years. He had no opposition. On this Ides of March, the party leader who has been described occasionally by political opponents “little Caesar” […]

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Bradley Announces For State Senate

March 16th, 2018 · 3 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

News release from Dennis Bradley: In front of over 500 friends, family members and supporters, Dennis Bradley announced his candidacy for the 23rd Senate District. Bradley’s announcement came in the middle of a “Thank You” celebration sponsored by BDK Law Group. The event was held on the top floor of Dolphin’s Cove Restaurant in the heart […]

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Book It: Dennis Bradley’s Ides Of March State Senate Moment

February 26th, 2018 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

City politics requires a sense of humor. School board member Dennis Bradley has set March 15, the Ides of March, to announce his formal candidacy for State Senate. Hmmm, will Julius Caesar, Brutus and Cassius show? Please, someone hide the daggers.

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Aaron Turner Pursues State Senate Seat Of Former Boss

January 31st, 2018 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Backed by incumbent Ed Gomes, Aaron Turner has filed paperwork to follow his former boss’ footsteps to represent Connecticut’s 23rd State Senate District which covers about two thirds of Bridgeport and a portion of western Stratford. Others are interested in the seat such as school board member Dennis Bradley and former local NAACP leader Carolyn […]

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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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The Warrior Ed Gomes Going Out On His Own Terms

January 5th, 2018 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

State Senator Ed Gomes, the plainspoken warrior of city politics who lost his seat in a 2012 primary only to return in historic fashion in a 2015 special election riding the Working Families Party banner, will not seek reelection this year. He turns 82 next month. See background here. Gomes’ 23rd Senate District covers about […]

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