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Entries Tagged as 'William Tong'

Does Ballot Order Matter? Intriguing Possibilities For Primaries

May 24th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

If ballot lineups matter in Democratic primaries the August contests could show some strange configurations. A number of candidates including Mayor Joe Ganim for governor as well as contenders for state office are hustling signatures to wage primary contests.

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Ganim Comes Up Short For Primary Ballot Spot, But Petition Drive Continues To Challenge Lamont

May 19th, 2018 · 33 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim’s appeal to delegates at the Democratic party convention on Saturday came up short of the 15 percent threshold necessary to place his name on the August primary ballot to challenge party-endorsed Ned Lamont for governor. This means Ganim’s petitioning effort to make the ballot continues. Ganim needs more than 15,000 verified signatures […]

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Convention Weekend, Murphy First, State Offices Saturday

May 18th, 2018 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Roughly 2,000 delegates will gather this weekend at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford to endorse Democratic candidates for statewide office. Friday (tonight) is reserved to nominate U.S. Senator Chris Murphy to a second, six-year term. Saturday morning delegates will weigh in on the state’s six constitutional offices. Ned Lamont will be endorsed for governor. […]

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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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