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Entries Tagged as 'Mario Testa'

I Am Woman–In Trumbull, Moore Savors Moment Of Endorsement Backed By New, Young Female Voices

May 22nd, 2018 · 8 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

State Senator Marilyn Moore, an establishment fighter, was in an unusual position Monday night, but one she’s savoring. For the first time she won the Democratic endorsement–and by acclamation–an acknowledgement of both her constituent popularity and a nod by politicians who had formerly opposed her, including former City Council President Tom McCarthy who challenged her […]

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Inspiring? Lamont’s Ticket Toothache Includes Bysiewicz Baggage

May 17th, 2018 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

In selecting Susan Bysiewicz as his running mate, Ned Lamont takes out of the equation a key competitor to ease the dollar flow of his self-funded campaign, but looking down the road to the general election an uninspiring ticket whose combo was lanced heavily in cities the last time they each ran in Democratic primaries, […]

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The Lamont-Ganim Balancing Act

May 15th, 2018 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Susan Bysiewicz has thrown in with Ned Lamont as his running mate for governor. Now what? It leaves Mayor Joe Ganim as the likely last option to avoid an August Democratic primary heading into the state convention this weekend. What will Ganim do? Depends on Lamont’s outreach to Ganim. Both of them have a balancing […]

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When Mario Testa Capitalized On Democratic Convention Chaos

May 14th, 2018 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Connecticut Republicans just completed their weekend convention at Foxwoods. Up next, the Democratic convention in Hartford where Mayor Joe Ganim hopes to secure 15 percent delegate support to make the August primary ballot for governor. Failing that, he’s working Plan B: petitioning onto the ballot needing more than 15,000 certified signatures from Democratic electors, a […]

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Roll The Fight Tape! The Night Dems Mario Testa And Mike Rizzitelli Duked It Out At Party Convention

May 14th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

OIB rewind: It certainly was a wild and crazy Thursday night July 27, 1989 inside the Days Hotel on Lafayette Boulevard, jammed with 500 pols, for the Democratic Town Committee endorsement for mayor and other offices. Mayor Tom Bucci was endorsed for another two-year term but in November was turned away by voters for Republican […]

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The Quest For Primary Ballot –Will SuBy And Ganim Delegate Dance At Democratic Convention?

April 25th, 2018 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim has two ways to qualify for the August 14 Democratic primary for governor: 15 percent delegate support at the May party convention, or fanning out political operatives across the state for a labor-intensive petition drive. If there’s any doubt in advance of the convention about delegate support you start the signature process […]

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Public Facilities Chief John Ricci Has Change Of Heart After Packing It In

April 23rd, 2018 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Update: Late last week Public Facilities Director John Ricci submitted his retirement papers. Monday morning he called OIB to share that he had a change of heart after what he describes as an outpouring of support urging him to stay. “I am humbled by the encouraging words of people who have asked me to stay,” […]

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Stooge Politics–Maria Piranha Takes A Bite Out Of City Clerk Lydia Martinez

April 21st, 2018 · 5 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

School board member Maria Pereira, former Democratic district leader in the Upper East Side and the self-styled piranha of city politics, does not hold back in this commentary castigating political rebellion in her neighborhood. The 138th District is under complete assault by Mario Testa, Mayor Ganim and City Clerk Lydia Martinez.

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