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Entries Tagged as 'Mario Testa'

Supremes Order Third Primary For North End City Council Seat, Pete Finch: Justice Served

January 26th, 2018 · 17 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Will third time be the charm? The Connecticut Supreme Court Friday morning upheld Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis’ decision to order a third Democratic primary in the City Council’s 133rd District based on what she ruled absentee ballot fraud. That means the parties will get together for a status conference to schedule a new primary between […]

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Couch Politics, Will Dr. Ford’s Diagnosis Of East End Town Committee Fight Hold Up? Game On

January 23rd, 2018 · 69 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

East End District Leader Ralph Ford’s psychology background comes in handy toiling in the schizophrenic world of city politics. The good doctor has negotiated his share of patients to study in active practice or civic engagement. On March 6th Ford will have neighborhood activists knocking on his door, and they won’t necessarily be patients. He’s facing […]

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Barr The Door, A Piranha Political War In Upper East Side

January 21st, 2018 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

This battle will definitely bare teeth and, perhaps, lose a few. School board member and 138th Democratic District Leader Maria Pereira, the self-styled piranha of city politics, who upset the political establishment in a town committee battle two years ago, is waging district war against some of the people she ran with in 2016. You […]

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Town Committee Showdown Brewing In The Rock

January 16th, 2018 · 40 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Democratic Town Committee slates for March 6th district primaries are taking shape with a neighborhood coalition in Black Rock and the West End challenging veteran committee members led by long-time 130th District Leader Danny Roach. Among the challenge slate is Donna Curran, a former Republican, who won a seat on the City Council in 2005.

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Strap In For Stormy Political Season

January 15th, 2018 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

2018 is shaping up as an extraordinary election cycle featuring two Bridgeport candidates for governor, Democratic Mayor Joe Ganim and Republican David Walker, the former U.S. comptroller general, in a wild field on both sides of the political spectrum. This is also a state legislative year as candidates position ahead of May endorsement sessions followed […]

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Calling New Blood–Type D

January 2nd, 2018 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

A new year. Why not some new blood in city politics? Okay, so there’s no Type D blood but what the heck, plenty of Democratic blood has been spilled in city elections over the years. In advance of expected Democratic Town Committee primaries in March, The Greater Bridgeport Young Democrats on Wednesday night at 7 […]

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For Ganim, It’s All About MOM, The Search For Statewide Relevance

January 2nd, 2018 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

A candidate without a message is like a dog without a bark. As Mayor Joe Ganim embarks his official run for governor this week, it’s the stew of blending three key ingredients because campaigns are like having dear old MOM at your side–message, organization and money. Sometimes, in rare situations, one of the three is […]

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Standing Ovation To OIB Readers, 2018 Bodes Intrigue

December 31st, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Check off another year. 2018 is shaping up as a wild political cycle: Democratic Town Committee primaries in March, followed by selection of a party leader. Will Mario Testa have enough juice for another two years? Depends on the March primary results. Statewide, party conventions in May will take place to endorse candidates for governor […]

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