It was like old times again Thursday night for Mayor Joe Ganim and Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa. A full house of more than 300 in the ballroom of Testo’s Restaurant hauled in an estimated $150,000 for the mayor’s 2019 reelection campaign. Why wait for the last minute?
Entries Tagged as 'Testo’s Restaurant'
March 24th, 2017 · 48 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
March 13th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, State Politics
Political operatives of Mayor Joe Ganim in a push to maximize moolah for his big ticket March 23rd fundraiser at Testo’s Restaurant are mining campaign donations from his 2015 opponents.
March 11th, 2017 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Well, there should be no meowing about the Downtown parking meters on St. Patrick’s Day. The city’s Facebook page is promoting free parking all day Friday. Or should we call it fry day? That’s if anyone can get Downtown on Friday. The forecast calls for a foot of snow on Tuesday. There goes the public works […]
March 4th, 2017 · 37 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Hold on to your wallets. (Or maybe not.) Four months after a fundraiser at Testo’s Restaurant hauled in more than $40,000 for the local party, Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa and Mayor Joe Ganim hope they can reprise that (and more) for hizzoner’s Ganim for Bridgeport 2019 campaign committee event March 23. The suggested contribution […]
February 18th, 2017 · 64 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
When Bridgeport Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa hosted a fundraiser in November at his Madison Avenue restaurant it was billed as a general election rally to also commemorate the one-year anniversary of Mayor Joe Ganim’s comeback. Backed by the political payroll and developers, with an all-star cast of city and state politicians, the chairman flexed […]
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November 3rd, 2016 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
One year ago on Nov. 3, Joe Ganim made history reclaiming the mayoral office he was forced out of following his conviction on federal corruption charges in 2003. Thursday night city Democrats and supporters will honor the one-year anniversary of that election at a fundraiser at Testo’s Restaurant owned by Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa. […]
October 20th, 2016 · 9 Comments · City Politics, National Politics, News and Events
Among the voluminous stacks of hacked emails of Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Chairman John Podesta comes a little, local WikiLeaks-revealed nugget titled “GOOD READS FROM ELSEWHERE” detailing an article in the Hartford Courant chronicling Joe Ganim’s historic mayoral comeback victory last November.
August 19th, 2016 · 55 Comments · City Politics
Citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee wants to digest the rules of the Democratic Town Committee, led by restaurateur Mario Testa whose Madison Avenue restaurant is the mother ship of city politics. When it comes to politics Lee is no friend of martial law. He’s a proponent of putting everything on the table including the rules […]