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The Battle For The North End

November 13th, 2017 · 45 Comments · City Council, City Politics

When did Facebook start reading like an OIB thread? When it comes to city politics, anyway. A number of OIB readers and posters got into a battle with former State Rep. Bob Keeley, a candidate for City Council in Tuesday’s Democratic primary. Keeley and Anne Pappas Phillips are challenging party-endorsed Jeanette Herron and Mike DeFilippo in the North End 133rd District. A state judge ordered a new primary after Keeley challenged Herron’s 1-vote lead by a single absentee ballot. So on Tuesday, they’ll do it all over again. But a thread deep into the night began when North End town committee member Steve Auerbach asserted. “Bob Keeley, I am shocked you would write on my time line to suggest I would support you over Jeanette Herron or Mike DeFilippo.”

Here’s a sampling of the thread below. If you want the entire thing see here

Bob Keeley, I am shocked you would write on my time line to suggest I would support you over Jeanette Herron or Chantal DeFilippo Mike Defillipo. I didn’t believe you were a snake like this but you are like they said. A scab that won’t go away. Jeanette Herron Tom McCarthy and the 133rd have my full support. Totlly shocked tht you would go on my time line and make anyone believe I’d be supportng- just for the record. Now I’ll have to stand in front of Blackham with you to prove you are not my candidate – No offense. Jeanette Herron, Tom McCarthy- Kick his ass .

Steven Auerbach Bob I can only imagine you were doing that on my timeline as an act of desperation

Joel Gonzalez Steve go and campaign on the streets Bob asked you to. Campaign for his opponents.

Steven Auerbach Joel have a bad cold- but yes. I should take the time on Tuesday.

Mary Evette Brantley The nerve…Good for you, Steve. Stand for something or fall for anything!

Stephen Krauchick All I know is that whenever I go out at a crime scene or fire in her district there is Jeanette Herron giving assistance and aid to her constitutes. That to me speaks volumes at what kind of a person she is!

Steven Auerbach Stephen Krauchick I agree.

Bob Keeley Whenever…really? I thought Tisdale School employees were supposed to be in their special education classrooms Monday through Friday? Television cameras do not lie…who is with the kids at Tisdale when this para-professional is out with you at crime …

Stephen Krauchick Were you there? No. She doesn’t pose she is there helping.

Marshall Marcus School employees are due a certain amount of personal time per contract. You have no idea whether Jeanette Herron is using such time when out of the classroom on a school day. I have had the pleasure of being in the classroom with Jeanette Herron in the past and the SOARS students at Tisdale are very lucky to have her there.

Bob Keeley Steven, what did the spider say to the fly?

Steven Auerbach not sure what the spider said to the fly- I will say you lied and made a comment on my facebook page. It is an act of desperation and you crossed the line

Joseph Basile Steve is this the way Bridgeport politics is played?

Steven Auerbach Bob Keeley- I do not know what Jeanette Herron agreement is with her school- she has a position- she is expected to be there and I will say whenever she is helping her constituents she is peobably on her own time.

Stephen Krauchick I have never taken a stand with a politician on my website DoingItLocal.com which has 52,000 Likes on Facebook alone. But your bad attitude has changed that. This was your doing. Shows your sense of judgement.

Dollie N Ralphie Fonseca I would vote for Jeanette Herron 

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