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Entries Tagged as 'Testo’s Restaurant'

Ganim Lags In Statewide Fundraising

July 10th, 2017 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

If Mayor Joe Ganim’s going to compete for public campaign funds for statewide office in 2018, he’ll need to step up his game. He’ll also need a judge to order the state elections enforcement watchdog to allow him participation in the voluntary Citizens Election Program. In his first quarter raising money in an exploratory committee […]

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Ganim Rallies Supporters For Statewide Exploratory Campaign

June 23rd, 2017 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Nearly 300 political supporters, friends, city employees and business leaders Thursday night attended Mayor Joe Ganim’s first fundraiser for his 2018 exploratory campaign for governor at an asking price of $100 per head at Testo’s Restaurant, the epicenter of city politics owned by Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa. Under exploratory rules the maximum personal contribution […]

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State Election Watchdog Stiffs Ganim On Public Campaign Funds, Ganim Pledges Court Action

June 21st, 2017 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

If Mayor Joe Ganim is to receive public campaign funds in his quest for statewide office, he’ll need a court order. The State Elections Enforcement Commission on Wednesday validated a proposed declaratory ruling in May disqualifying Ganim from participating in the state’s Citizens Election Program of publicly funded races as he explores a run for […]

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Ganim Fundraiser Rakes In Roughly $150K

March 24th, 2017 · 48 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

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?

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Ganim Mines Opposition Money In Fundraising Push

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.

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Luck Of The Irish (Meter), Free Parking Downtown On St. Patrick’s Day

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 […]

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Paging The Payroll: Ganim Big-Ticket Reelection Fundraiser Set For Testo’s

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 […]

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Balletto’s Ballet–Testa Fundraiser Hauls in $43K, $10K Donated To State Party

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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