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Entries Tagged as 'Mario Testa'

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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Musto-Moore, Ayala-Hughes, How Long Will Civility Last In Primary Races?

May 20th, 2014 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Something was really weird at Testo’s Restaurant Monday night amid the political divisions casting votes for their respective state senate candidates at the Democratic Party convention: it was all so civil. What’s this political world coming to? After all, we were inside the restaurant of Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa where food fights, politically speaking […]

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Dude, Make Up Your Mind! State Senate Delegates Suffer Location Whiplash For Convention

May 19th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

UPDATE: You thought political conventions were finished? Heck, we’re just warming up. Tonight (Monday) at the Madison Avenue restaurant owned by Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa, delegates will endorse candidates in two State Senate districts occupied by Democratic incumbents Anthony Musto and Andres Ayala. The incumbents are expected to be endorsed, but Musto faces an […]

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25 Years Ago, Dems Mario Testa And Mike Rizzitelli Duked It Out At Party Convention

May 15th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

It’s been 25 years and this video is more priceless than ever. This weekend and into next week a series of political conventions will take place to endorse candidates for an assortment of local, state and federal offices. Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa’s restaurant on Madison Avenue will host candidate conventions on Monday and Wednesday […]

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State Law Bars Newton From Public Campaign Funds, Moses: No Biggie, I’m Running To Win Old Seat

April 6th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Former State Senator Ernie Newton, the self-proclaimed Moses of his peeps, will not be deterred one bit from seeking his old State House seat this year irrespective of a new state law that bans his participation in Connecticut’s voluntary Citizens Election Program of publicly funded races. “Get ready, Newton coming!” he says. Newton says he […]

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Finch And Harp, Who Has Mayoral Juice In Hartford?

March 21st, 2014 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

The other day Mayor Bill Finch urged the state legislature’s Appropriations Committee to free up more state aid to help keep down local property taxes, an annual cry from big-city mayors lamenting small development footprints and a multitude of tax-exempt properties that minimize revenues in their cities. This is an election year for Democratic Governor […]

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Mario Testa’s Political Juggling Act

March 17th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Mario Testa has received two more years as Democratic Town Chairman. Now what? Time to size up the 2014 governor’s cycle with an eye toward the mayoral election next year.

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