What did we learn from the defeat of the education ballot question? The traditional Democratic Party apparatus, even well financed, is vulnerable to defeat in higher turnout elections, especially in the face of organized opposition. Small election turnouts they can control, large turnouts they cannot.
Entries Tagged as 'Tom Kelly'
November 7th, 2012 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education
UI: 40,000 City Customers Will Lose Power Monday Night–Batalla School Shelter Full, Space Available At Johnson School
October 29th, 2012 · 3 Comments · News and Events
6 p.m. UPDATE, UI announces shut down of substation at Governor Malloy’s news conference. Mayor Finch news release: The Cesar Batalla School shelter is full. Residents who are evacuating should go to Geraldine Johnson School, 475 Lexington Avenue.
October 27th, 2012 · 5 Comments · News and Events
OIB friend Tom Kelly from Black Rock is a twisted Barnumesque character with a warped political perspective. “You’ll have a howling good time spooking and punking your political friends with our digital email spooking platform!” www.politicalpunkster.com. From the website:
October 10th, 2012 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education
A diverse coalition of operatives including politicians, clergy, labor unions, civil and voting rights groups are forging an effort to defeat the Nov. 6 ballot question that if approved by voters would give Mayor Bill Finch the power to appoint members to the Board of Education.
February 19th, 2012 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
The Editorial Board of the Connecticut Post, in its Sunday edition, writes that the State Elections Enforcement Commission didn’t go far enough when it fined Mayor Bill Finch’s friend attorney William Beccaro $5,000 for irregularities fronting a political action committee that received $46,000 from the mayor’s 2007 mayoral campaign and then rewired the money to finance [...]
February 16th, 2012 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
Tom Kelly, who filed the complaint with the State Elections Enforcement Commission that led to a $5,000 fine against Attorney William Beccaro for an assortment of violations stemming from a political action committee that was aligned with Mayor Bill Finch, has asked state elections investigators if their findings merit a criminal investigation.
February 16th, 2012 · 30 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
Attorney William P. Beccaro, who fronted a political action committee that came under fire by supporters of 2011 Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster, has been fined $5,000 by the State Elections Enforcement Commision, one of the heaviest sanctions in commission history for an assortment of illegal actions that included improper travel expenses involving Mayor Bill Finch. Finch [...]