The political strategist who coined the battle cry Redemption and Opportunity for Ernie Newton’s comeback attempt for state senate last summer will try to place his own name on the ballot this year as a Democratic challenger to Republican Mayor Dick Moccia in Norwalk. Newton, the self-proclaimed Moses of his peeps, came up short, but one […]
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January 23rd, 2013 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
October 24th, 2012 · 5 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
The screening of Ernie Newton’s Redemption & Opportunity: A Community Mission will take place tonight (Wednesday) at 7 at the Bijou Theatre on Fairfield Avenue Downtown. Newton political strategist Vinny Mangiacopra chronicles the days leading up to Newton’s effort to reclaim the State Senate seat he was forced to relinquish following corruption charges. Newton ran […]
September 24th, 2012 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
When Ernie Newton lost a close Democratic primary for State Senate in August he said he wasn’t going away. “Redemption & Opportunity,” a documentary capturing the final days of Newton’s campaign to make a political comeback after serving several years on corruption charges, is scheduled to premiere October 24 at the Bijou Theatre on Fairfield […]
August 13th, 2012 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics
The last mail pieces are dropping. Phone lines have hit a feverish pitch. Campaign operatives have identified their votes. Now it’s just a matter of yanking them out the door. That’s what you do in primaries.