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Entries Tagged as 'Mario Testa'

DeFilippo, Herron Take Flight In North End–No-Show Keeley Finishes Last In City Council Race

April 11th, 2018 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

This long, strange trip for City Council in the North End 133rd District will finally come to a close. Tuesday night district Democrats voiced loud and clear their support for endorsed candidates Michael DeFilippo and incumbent councilwoman Jeanette Herron who ran up nearly a three to one win over challengers Anne Pappas Phillips and former […]

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Keeley Bails On Running Partner, But Phillips Not Quitting

April 9th, 2018 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE:  Keeley bails. Former State Rep. Bob Keeley may have thrown his so-called running partner under the bus by “mailing my candidacy in” but Anne Pappas Phillips says she’s not quitting on Tuesday’s primary for City Council in the North End 133rd District. Talk about cutting and running. Keeley left a voice message for his […]

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On Tuesday Another City Council Primary–Is The End In Sight?

April 5th, 2018 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Less than a week from a third Democratic primary for City Council in the North End 133rd District, about 100 voters have requested absentee ballots, according to the Town Clerk’s office. Of those about 50 so far have been returned so a good majority of the absentee requests will be counted Tuesday night in a race […]

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Ganim Budget: No Tax Increase–Delegates Approved For Mayor’s Run For Governor

April 3rd, 2018 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim on Monday submitted a $561 million budget proposal to the City Council that calls for no tax increase for a second straight year. When it comes to city budgets, the devil’s in the details. It will be reviewed by the Budget & Appropriations Committee for action over the next six weeks or […]

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Pasta Primavera–Delegate Dish On Menu For Town Committee Members

April 2nd, 2018 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Monday, 6:30 p.m. at Testo’s Restaurant, the Democratic Town Committee will select delegates to respective party conventions for state constitutional offices, Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District and two state senate districts. The main event is delegate choices for governor at the May convention where Mayor Joe Ganim needs 15 percent support to win a ballot spot […]

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Get Out! A Facebook Page For The Bridgeport DTC

March 29th, 2018 · 13 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

No way, the Bridgeport Democratic Town Committee has a Facebook page? Here’s your chance to like the nascent page. See here. Hmmm, what pol persuaded Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa to segue to modern civilization?

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Mario’s Version Of Let’s Make A Deal–Delegates For Ganim Ballot Spot

March 28th, 2018 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa is sharpening a delegate list he’ll present Monday night to the 90-member Democratic Town Committee to represent Bridgeport at the Democratic convention in May to endorse candidates for state constitutional offices, including governor. It’s a wide open field. Let the gamesmanship begin to leverage a ballot spot for Mayor Joe […]

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Supremes: Don’t Mess With Absentee Ballots

March 27th, 2018 · 22 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Stop … in the name of absentee ballots, especially if you’re a third party in the collection of ballots. That’s one of the messages from the Connecticut Supreme Court in its written ruling, issued on Monday, upholding Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis’s order for another Democratic primary in the City Council’s 133rd District. For background […]

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