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Entries Tagged as 'Mario Testa'

Stallworth: Ganim’s ‘The Buzz Thing In Bridgeport’

January 25th, 2015 · 56 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

The Hartford Courant’s Ed Mahony profiles former Mayor Joe Ganim’s possible run for his old job. Local Democrats are ducking for cover, trying to appear neutral should the glib Ganim challenge Bill Finch, the policy-driven, two-term incumbent, who, an aide said Friday, is pressing the state legislature to broaden anti-corruption laws and bar felons such […]

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DeJesus Wins Tainted Endorsement For State Senate, His Lawyer Breaks Tie, Gomes Supporters Protest, Testa: Lawyer Should Have Recused Himself

January 15th, 2015 · 41 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

UPDATES: In an Only In Bridgeport moment, Ed Farrow, the chair of the Democratic convention to endorse a candidate for the February 24 special election for State Senate, broke a tie on behalf of his client City Councilman Richard DeJesus, creating havoc Thursday night following the nomination and cries of conflict of interest from supporters […]

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Mario: If They Forgive Him And Come Out Joe Has A Very Good Chance

January 12th, 2015 · 16 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

From CT Post scribe Brian Lockhart: But on Monday Testa, while still sounding a bit skeptical, was not so dismissive, citing the support Ganim appears to be receiving in the minority community as he continues his apology tour at churches and other welcoming venues.

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Special Election Fever In Winter, Line Of Potential State Senate Candidates Growing

December 31st, 2014 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

East Side City Councilman Richard DeJesus, former leader of the Greater Bridgeport NAACP Carolyn Vermont, outgoing State Rep. Don Clemons and former mayoral candidate Carl Horton are among the candidates considering a run for the expected special election in Connecticut’s 23rd Senate District when incumbent Andres Ayala becomes commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles. […]

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Could Alma Maya And Ed Gomes Jump Into Special Election For State Senate? Alma Says ‘No’

December 24th, 2014 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

UPDATE: Alma Maya has notified OIB that after careful consideration she’ll not be a candidate for State Senate. Add Town Clerk Alma Maya and former State Senator Ed Gomes to the list of top-tier potential candidates to fill the senate seat being vacated by Andres Ayala who will be appointed commissioner of the Department of […]

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Who’ll Get Behind Wheel Of Ayala’s Seat? The City’s Political Fast Lane

December 23rd, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics

Now in the driver’s seat, Andres Ayala shouldn’t have to worry about his voting address anymore. On January 7, the state senator is scheduled to become commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles. A special election will be scheduled to fill his vacancy. Could this be a free-for-all?

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Mario: Don’t Cut Us Out Of Casino Action

November 12th, 2014 · 27 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Operators of Mohegan Sun, bleeding revenue this past year, are looking for another Connecticut tribal gaming location to offset competition from border states. Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa says Bridgeport needs a piece of the pie. From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: If state lawmakers are willing to consider expanding gaming/gambling in Connecticut, “Bridgeport should be […]

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Malloy’s Bridgeport Problem Growing As Campaign Season Heats Up, ‘When Are We Gonna Get Our Shot Like Stamford?’

July 2nd, 2014 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Critics of Governor Dan Malloy call the failed two-year recruitment of the world’s largest hedge fund Bridgewater Associates a boondoggle costing taxpayers $16 million that could have been invested in the state’s largest city. But it also highlights a growing organizational problem Malloy faces in Bridgeport in the gut of his reelection including frayed relations […]

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