The banner affixed the window of Maria Pereira’s Upper East Side campaign headquarters says it all: “Absolutely not for sale–EVER!” Reaching deep into Bridgeport’s rich political history that includes a showman named Barnum and a mayoral Socialist named McLevy, it’s hard to find a figure who elicits in such a short time as much passion […]
Entries Tagged as 'Mario Testa'
May 21st, 2016 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events, State Politics
May 19th, 2016 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Boring! No fights. No arguments. No mud slinging. Democratic party regulars Thursday night at Testo’s Restaurant endorsed candidates for State House in a love fest convention by city political standards. The party convention that started at 6 p.m. ended before 7. But stay tuned for a couple of likely August primaries.
May 18th, 2016 · 41 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Pols are maneuvering throughout the city. At least four among Bridgeport’s eight-member legislative delegation face August Democratic primaries. Thursday night at Testo’s Restaurant, the mothership of city politics owned by Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa, endorsements will take place for State House. Two incumbents Charlie Stallworth and Andre Baker have challengers.
Tags: Andre Baker·Anthony Musto·Charlie Coviello·Charlie Stallworth·Chris Rosario·Dennis Bradley·Ed Gomes·Ernie Newton·Ezequiel Santiago·Jack Hennessy·Joe Ganim·Maria Pereira·Marilyn Moore·Mario Testa·Mary-Jane Foster·Steven Stafstrom·Testo's Restaurant·Tom McCarthy
May 10th, 2016 · 54 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events
The Bridgeport City Council Monday night unanimously approved a city spending plan of roughly $550 million that includes a $1.5 million contingency for additional education funds depending on the state budget that awaits a vote in a Thursday special session. Mayor Joe Ganim had proposed a $560 million budget that flat funded school spending.
May 4th, 2016 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
When Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa set the party endorsement date for mayor and other municipal offices last July in the comeback summer of Joe Ganim, he organized it on the first possible date allowed by the election calendar in what appeared to be a nod to Ganim to enjoy the maximum amount of time […]
April 18th, 2016 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Strap in for a hot summer of Democratic primaries in city politics. City Council President Tom McCarthy has filed paperwork with the State Elections Enforcement Commission to challenge incumbent freshman Marilyn Moore in Connecticut’s 22nd State Senate District covering about one third of Bridgeport, all of Trumbull and a piece of Monroe.
April 13th, 2016 · 140 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Last summer was the craziest election season in Connecticut’s largest city. Joe Ganim stormed back to make redemption history, upsetting Bill Finch in a September primary relegating Finch the first mayor in city history to lose a primary. How do you top that? Likely never. But when it comes to politics, Bridgeport is the city […]
Tags: Alvin Penn·Andres Ayala·Bill Finch·Charlie Stallworth·Chris Rosario·Christina Ayala·Dan Malloy·Dennis Bradley·Ed Gomes·Ernie Newton·Joe Ganim·Margaret Morton·Maria Pereira·Marilyn Moore·Mario Testa·Richard DeJesus·Sal DePiano·Tom McCarthy
April 12th, 2016 · 61 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
City Council President Tom McCarthy says he will take on freshman State Senator Marilyn Moore in an August Democratic primary, setting the stage for what is shaping up as a hot summer legislative election season. Moore upset McCarthy ally incumbent Anthony Musto in a primary two years ago on her way to a general election […]