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Entries Tagged as 'Mario Testa'

Ganim Addresses Resurgent Young Dems Fielding Candidates

June 13th, 2017 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

Decades ago a number of insurgents got their start in politics when the Bridgeport Young Democrats was an active organization. Dormant for a long time, several members of the resurrected Greater Bridgeport Young Democrats will try to qualify for the September primary ballot for City Council including Gage Frank, Marcus Brown and Kyle Langan.

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Ganim’s “Statewide” Campaign Eating Dust Of Competitors

June 10th, 2017 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

If Mayor Joe Ganim is serious about a statewide run for office in 2018, he lacks a serious campaign infrastructure for the task. Ganim’s so-called campaign is eating the dust of just about every other candidate who has formed an exploratory or full-blown committee, the latest Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst who pledges to “take on the […]

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The Joe And Mario Show, Ganim Returns To Statewide Ambition

May 2nd, 2017 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Joe Ganim’s in the 2018 race for governor, an exploratory phase anyway. Now what? He raises money while waging a parallel campaign to qualify for the state’s public financing program either through an administrative remedy or court action. And along the way he needs to choose his words carefully about what he says about pols […]

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Keeley, Phillips Poised For City Council Run, What About Big Mac?

April 24th, 2017 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

As spring foliage blossoms, so too a number of candidates for City Council. A tandem seriously considering a run would pose a fascinating challenge of incumbents Tom McCarthy and Jeanette Herron in the North End 133rd District. That’s if McCarthy, president of the legislative body for 10 years, seeks reelection.

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Mario’s La Dolce Vita (The Sweet Life) Of Raising Money, Behold Ganim’s $200K Finance Report

April 11th, 2017 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Standing on the concourse of Bridgeport’s closed nostalgic twin gems the Poli and Majestic Theaters that city officials hope a New York architectural developer will resuscitate into a Downtown economic revival, Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa waxed sentimentally Monday afternoon about his visits there when he was a young man in a new country. “La […]

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Ganim Fundraiser Rakes In Roughly $150K

March 24th, 2017 · 48 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

It was like old times again Thursday night for Mayor Joe Ganim and Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa. A full house of more than 300 in the ballroom of Testo’s Restaurant hauled in an estimated $150,000 for the mayor’s 2019 reelection campaign. Why wait for the last minute?

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Ganim Mines Opposition Money In Fundraising Push

March 13th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, State Politics

Political operatives of Mayor Joe Ganim in a push to maximize moolah for his big ticket March 23rd fundraiser at Testo’s Restaurant are mining campaign donations from his 2015 opponents.

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Luck Of The Irish (Meter), Free Parking Downtown On St. Patrick’s Day

March 11th, 2017 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Well, there should be no meowing about the Downtown parking meters on St. Patrick’s Day. The city’s Facebook page is promoting free parking all day Friday. Or should we call it fry day? That’s if anyone can get Downtown on Friday. The forecast calls for a foot of snow on Tuesday. There goes the public works […]

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