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Finger Politics! Piranha Power Sweeps To Democratic Town Committee Victory

March 2nd, 2016 · 80 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Board of Education member Maria Pereira, Bridgeport’s self-described establishment fighting piranha of politics, reasserted her voter strength in the Upper East Side leading a slate of nine candidates to a sweep in the Democratic Town Committee primary in the 138th District, according to unofficial returns. Tuesday was a night of sweeps in two other districts as […]

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The Race For Tuesday’s Cricket Vote

February 29th, 2016 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

By the time polls close Tuesday at 8 p.m. for Democratic Town Committee primaries in three districts, about 700 electors will have cast votes by absentee ballot which could ensure that more votes will be cast that way in some precincts than actual electors showing up to the polls. That noise you just heard in […]

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Town Committee Wars–The I, Me, Mine Of Politics (Absentee Ballots Too)

February 24th, 2016 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

More than 1,000 absentee ballots have been mailed by elections officials in three of 10 Democratic Town Committee districts competing in Tuesday’s primary with 27 seats up for grabs. This is as retail as retail can get when it comes to identifying voters and dragging them out. In these low-turnout primaries that may not hit 10 […]

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Maria Pereira Dances For Seniors And Votes In Dem Party Squabble, Wanna Cut In?

February 19th, 2016 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Who says Board of Education member Maria Pereira doesn’t have a sense of humor? Wednesday night the self-proclaimed piranha of city politics led her Democratic Town Committee slate in a prance with a belly dancer at an event schmoozing senior citizen voters at Augustana Homes, a key battleground for votes in the 138th District that […]

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Political Slates Set For March 1 Dem Primaries

February 8th, 2016 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

And the battle is officially on. Three of ten Democratic Town Committee Districts will face off in March 1 primaries covering the West Side, East Side and Upper East Side that will feature three slates, according to elections officials. Absentee ballots, key in these low-turnout party wars, will be available this week. The top vote […]

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Pols Poised For Democratic Town Committee Primaries

February 1st, 2016 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Presidential caucus and primary fever abound nationally, but in Bridgeport pols are gearing up for March 1 Democratic Town Committee primaries in potentially four districts featuring a cast of characters for control of the party.

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July 2015 Look Back: Finch Wins Endorsement, Testa Backs Ganim, Game On

December 27th, 2015 · 5 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

July 2015 news highlights:  Standing outside the main entrance to his Madison Avenue restaurant, Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa reflected on his scratchy relationship with Mayor Bill Finch shortly after the mayor received the Democratic Town Committee endorsement following a promise by Testa he would break a tie on behalf of Joe Ganim. Testa was […]

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Scenes From Inauguration Night

December 2nd, 2015 · 7 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Joseph Peter Ganim has experienced enough highs and lows in life to cause whiplash. Tuesday night with 1,000 in attendance he shared the Klein Memorial Auditorium stage with other elected officials in what is his greatest political triumph, a resurrection few would have predicted. Sue Katz, the University of Bridgeport communications professor who designed the […]

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