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Entries Tagged as 'Kevin Lembo'

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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City Issues Bond Sale To Reduce Debt Service Payments–Ganim Needles Bronin’s Bailout

December 28th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events, State Politics

A bond sale to reduce pension liability is not generally a sexy story line, but when a mayor is trying to reduce costs, especially as a candidate for governor in a state with crippling debt issues, it’s certainly something Joe Ganim will leverage as a talking point. It also helps Ganim contrast his city with […]

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Lembo Exits Race For Governor, Seeks Reelection As Comptroller

August 31st, 2017 · 12 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From the Hartford Courant: With (Kevin) Lembo exiting the race, attention turned to Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, who has yet to announce her re-election plans. Lembo had said on multiple occasions that he would bow out of the race if Wyman chose to enter.

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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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Malloy Signs Into Law Pension Bill To Aid City Cashflow

July 7th, 2017 · 8 Comments · City Budget, News and Events, State Politics

Governor Dan Malloy has signed, see here, a state bill unanimously supported by the city’s eight-member legislative delegation that allows the city to bond unfunded pension liability expected to save an estimated $2.8 million in debt service payments annually. This piece of legislation is arguably the most significant for the city during the latest session […]

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State Leaders Join Ganim To Tout Legislative Achievements

June 15th, 2017 · 12 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Flanked by legislative and business leaders, Mayor Joe Ganim on Thursday highlighted successes from the recently completed session of the General Assembly including approval to reduce the city’s unfunded pension liability, a thermal loop green energy project for Downtown and mixed martial arts and boxing matches for the Webster Bank Arena. See video above from news […]

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