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Entries Tagged as 'John Rowland'

Voices Muted By Political Corruption

December 1st, 2016 · 2 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

When State Senator Ed Gomes asserted political forces blocked him from appearing on the August primary ballot, former federal prosecutor Christopher Mattei presented Gomes’ case in court. A judge ordered Gomes’ name on the ballot and he defeated Democratic-endorsed Dennis Bradley, chair of the Board of Education. Mattei, now an attorney with the Bridgeport-based law […]

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Rowland, Corrupt Former Governor, Back To BOP #15623-014

September 27th, 2016 · 3 Comments · News and Events

At least he got his old number back. Did he disappoint his old cellies from PA? From Ken Dixon, CT Post: Rowland’s bid to overturn a 30-month prison sentence for campaign fraud was a long shot for the former popular governor, who resigned in the middle of his third four-year term in 2004 amid a […]

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Judge Orders State To Place Gomes’ Name On Primary Ballot, Ford: I Did Not Mislead Court

July 10th, 2016 · 86 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Declaring that East End District Leader Ralph Ford, a supporter of Democratic-endorsed Dennis Bradley, “perpetuated a fraud on the court,” Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis on Friday ordered state elections officials to place Ed Gomes’ name on the August 9 primary ballot ruling that “roadblocks” were set against the incumbent state senator when his candidacy was […]

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Courtroom Drama In Gomes Versus Bradley State Senate Battle

July 1st, 2016 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

A clearly agitated Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis placed her hand across her forehead. Later, she even ran her hands across her face in exasperation. She reminded veteran political operative Ralph Ford that he was under oath and must testify truthfully. Just a few minutes into his testimony Ford had delivered inconsistent statements about what he knew […]

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Reliving Democratic Convention Craziness With Mario And Joe–Plus: Testa Fight Tape

June 13th, 2016 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, State Politics

When Democrats converge on Philadelphia next month to officially nominate Hillary Clinton for president, two old buds will be shoulder to shoulder as delegates, Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa and Mayor Joe Ganim. City Councilwoman Mary McBride Lee will also be there as a delegate. Joe and Mario enjoy a heralded history of fascination at party […]

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Trump Scheduled For Saturday Visit To Klein Memorial Auditorium, He Owned Property Where Bluefish Swim

April 22nd, 2016 · 32 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

My former client Donald Trump is planning a campaign stop at the majestic Klein Memorial Auditorium 12:30 Saturday afternoon in advance of Tuesday’s Republican presidential primary in Connecticut, according to his website. For tickets see here. He may very well talk about his experiences in Bridgeport, his interest in developing Pleasure Beach back in the […]

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Delegates And Public Dollars At Work To Finance Candidates

March 29th, 2016 · 69 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Monday night at Testo’s Restaurant, the mothership of city politics owned by Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa, Bridgeport delegates were selected for nominating conventions in May to endorse candidates for state senate in Connecticut’s 22nd and 23rd districts led by incumbents Marilyn Moore and Ed Gomes respectively. Will they have primary challengers? If so, primaries […]

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Ganim’s Fiscal Stability, Department Heads, Bluefish Baseball Attract Crowds

November 8th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

This is the second installment of Joe Ganim’s early years as mayor Slowly, the city began to inch out of the abyss. The around-the-clock hours of reversing red ink made Ganim’s eyes bloodshot. Whatever funds his municipal tourniquet saved went back into beefing up the strength of the police department to fight crime.

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