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Entries Tagged as 'Mario Testa'

Showdown For State Senate, McCarthy Versus Moore In City-Suburban Race

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.

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Young Gun Dennis Bradley Versus The Warrior Ed Gomes For State Senate

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 […]

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Does Big Mac Want It Moore Than Marilyn? City Council President To Enter Race For State Senate

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 […]

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Pols Gather To Support Hillary At HQ Opening, Plus: Channeling Donald’s Demagoguery

April 11th, 2016 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, News and Events

Hey, wake up. Presidential primaries in Connecticut take place April 26. Connecticut is a closed primary state, which means only electors registered with a party can vote, but there’s still time for unaffiliated voters to register with a party to cast a ballot April 26. Sunday afternoon, supporters of Hillary Clinton opened a Downtown headquarters […]

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Political Machine Or Sputtering Jalopy? Democratic Party Endorsement Often Overrated In Primary Battles

April 4th, 2016 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics

The facts speak to this as well covering Democratic Party endorsements in recent years for high profile races. For example:

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Pereira Poises Teeth, Maria Suggests Mario Has ‘Napoleon Complex’–Demands Female Voices Be Heard

April 4th, 2016 · 30 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Denouncing the lack of city women in political leadership positions and input into the selection of convention delegates, school board member Maria Pereira tears into Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa in this commentary declaring him a “tiny old man … After all, when you are ‘small’ in stature it is relatively easy to develop a Napoleon […]

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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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McCarthy Ponders Primary Challenge Of Moore, Bradley Considers Run Against Ed Gomes

March 23rd, 2016 · 30 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

If it happens, this one has the makings of a political battle royal. City Council President Tom McCarthy is considering a primary challenge of freshman State Senator Marilyn Moore who upset incumbent Anthony Musto in a 2014 Democratic primary. Musto is now the elected treasurer in the Town of Trumbull where McCarthy must do well […]

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