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Entries Tagged as 'Mario Testa'

Endorsements For Town Committee Seats

February 14th, 2018 · 7 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Jeanine Oburchay, chair of the political action group Better Bridgeport, announced endorsements in three Democratic Town Committee districts. Primaries will take place March 6 in 6 of 10 districts.

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Drum Roll: Absentee Ballots Available For Town Committee Races

February 12th, 2018 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Three weeks left to Democratic Town Committee primaries. It can mean only one thing. Absentee ballots become available on Tuesday. The Town Clerk’s Office is processing stacks and stacks of applications for Democratic electors in six districts, giving new meaning to a winter blizzard. The actual absentee ballots become available three weeks out after candidates […]

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The State Of The DTC Slates

February 9th, 2018 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

It’s now official, primaries will take place March 6th in 6 of 10 districts for Democratic Town Committee seats. Within a week or so after the primaries, the 90-member DTC will select party officers.

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Will Bridgeport Generation Now’s Battle Cry Lead To Lasting Ideas?

February 9th, 2018 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Reform is in the air in the city. Will it stick in any lasting measure? Bridgeport Generation Now has launched an on-line petition, see here, in support of an “Anti-Corruption Resolution.” Monday night the social action group’s President Callie Heilmann urged the City Council to support its call to action. See video above.

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A Little Honey, A Little Political Spice Make For West Side Campaign Intrigue

February 8th, 2018 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Two years ago young Marcus Brown joined a veteran group of West Side political operatives to claim all nine seats in a Democratic Town Committee primary in the 132nd District. This year, with a March 6th district primary on the horizon, he’s going against the establishment grain.

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Mario’s DTC Moolah Sinks

February 6th, 2018 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa needs to reload his committee treasury. The latest filing with the State Elections Enforcement Commission shows the Democratic Town Committee paid attorney Ed Maley $12,367.99 for legal representation in the challenge of City Council primary results in the North End 133rd District, leaving a $4,741 balance as of December 31. […]

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East End Town Committee Challenge Slate Fails To Qualify, North End Battle Ramps Up

February 5th, 2018 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

The East End Democratic Town Committee challenge slate that was seeking to unseat veteran political operatives failed to secure sufficient signatures to qualify for the March 6th primary, according to local elections officials. That means incumbent committee members such as Ralph Ford, Ernie Newton and Eneida Martinez will continue to control things in the 139th […]

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Will April Showers Bring Primary Flowers? Date Set For Third Dem City Council Battle

February 2nd, 2018 · 8 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

A third Democratic primary for City Council in the North End 133rd District will take place April 10. Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis, who overturned the results of the previous primaries, set the date in conjunction with the candidates and elections officials.

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