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Entries Tagged as 'Testo’s Restaurant'

Newton Endorsed For Return To State Legislature, Rosario Endorsed Over Ayala

May 21st, 2014 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: Ernie Newton, the self-proclaimed Moses of his peeps, was endorsed Wednesday night at the Democratic convention at Testo’s Restaurant setting up his return to the State House seat he occupied for 15 years that includes his East End voter base. William Marshall, a city minister who attended the Democratic Party convention, had contemplated a […]

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East End Political Yeast Rises –Will Andre Baker Challenge Newton?

May 21st, 2014 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Update: Baker decides against run. Board of Education member Andre Baker is considering a challenge of Ernie Newton for the Democratic nomination for Connecticut’s 124th State House seat that Newton once occupied. Newton is expected to receive the party endorsement tonight at Testo’s Restaurant. If Baker runs, it adds a pearly twist to city politics […]

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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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Musto-Moore Heading For Primary Rematch

May 20th, 2014 · 18 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Three-term Democratic State Senator Anthony Musto was endorsed for another two-year term Monday night by delegates at the party convention at Testo’s Restaurant. Political activist and healthcare professional Marilyn Moore received enough support for a primary setting up a rematch of their close race in 2008.

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Ayala Endorsed, Hughes Vows Primary

May 19th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Freshman State Senator Andres Ayala was endorsed Monday night for a second two-year term at the Democratic convention at Testo’s Restaurant, but City Librarian Scott Hughes received enough support to qualify for a primary.

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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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Endorsement Action, With Possible August Primaries, Highlight Upcoming Political Conventions

May 14th, 2014 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Convention fever’s in full mode this week and next with Democratic Congressman Jim Himes’ endorsement for a fourth two-year term on tap in Bridgeport Wednesday (tonight) followed by this weekend’s endorsement for all state constitutional offices; Democrats at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford and Republicans at Mohegan Sun. Democratic Governor Dan Malloy will be […]

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