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Entries Tagged as 'William Tong'

Mario Kneads Pizza Dough While Needing Delegates For Ganim–A Glimpse Into The Testa Brain

March 22nd, 2018 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

If you’re a state political operative strutting into the Madison Avenue restaurant of Democratic Town Chairman Mario Testa, or even his pizzeria near the Brooklawn area a spit across the Fairfield line, remember two key things: 1. he generally takes a siesta around lunchtime; 2. don’t come calling unless you have delegates to trade. That’s […]

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Great Caesar’s Ghost! Two More Years For Testa–Will Chairman Cut Desperate Delegate Deal With AG Candidate Tong Whose Treasurer Is Casino Bill Killer?

March 16th, 2018 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Testa in Italian means head. Thursday night, at his Madison Avenue restaurant, Mario Testa received the votes by acclamation (less one) to once again head the Democratic Town Committee for two more years. He had no opposition. On this Ides of March, the party leader who has been described occasionally by political opponents “little Caesar” […]

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Another Larson Conflict–Bridgeport Jobs Killer Blasts Lottery After Secret Attempt To Lead Agency

February 25th, 2018 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

State Senator Tim Larson told the Hartford Courant he did not initially comment about his criticism of a state agency he secretly wanted to lead because he had a bad week. Part of that bad week was being outvoted 18-6 after he led a backdoor maneuver trying to shut down a public hearing on a […]

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Mattei Seeks Attorney General Seat

December 4th, 2017 · 14 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Bridgeport attorney Chris Mattei, ex federal prosecutor who put former Governor John Rowland away the second time, announced on Monday his candidacy for attorney general, the state’s chief civil lawyer. Incumbent George Jepsen announced last week he’ll not seek another four-year term in 2018. Mattei joins a list of Democrats that include State Rep. William […]

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Tong: Trump Attacks Families Like Mine

November 28th, 2017 · 5 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Democratic State Rep. William Tong on Tuesday filed paperwork with the State Elections Enforcement Commission forming an exploratory committee for statewide office with a focus on attorney general, Connecticut’s chief civil lawyer. On Monday George Jepsen announced he’ll not seek a third term in 2018. Tong was a candidate for U.S. Senate in 2012.

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Public Hearing For Stafstrom’s Open-Carry Legislation

March 14th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Bridgeport State Rep. Steve Stafstrom is co-sponsoring legislation “To require individuals who openly carrying a pistol or revolver to produce their permit upon request of a law enforcement officer if the firearm is visible to such officer.” See the bill here. A public hearing is scheduled for Wednesday 10 a.m. in Room 2C of the Legislative […]

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Finch Proposes Action Against Public Corruption

March 19th, 2015 · 12 Comments · News and Events

In a letter to leadership of the General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee, Mayor Bill Finch calls for a “lifetime disqualification for corrupt politicians to run for office … with the caveat that the disqualification measure applies after the 2015 election cycle.” Under the mayor’s proposal this would not apply to former Mayor Joe Ganim who’s expected […]

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Murphy’s Moolah Millions

July 10th, 2012 · 1 Comment · National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The campaign of Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Chris Murphy, facing an Aug. 14 primary challenge from ex Connecticut Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz, is rolling in money. From Murphy: Post-Convention Momentum Swells for Murphy, $1.2 Million Raised for 2nd Quarter ROCKY HILL—Chris Murphy’s campaign for U.S. Senate raised more than $1.2 million in the […]

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