Senator Bradley Files Paperwork For Reelection, Federal Trial On Horizon

Bradley with his co-defendant, 2018 campaign treasurer Jessica Martinez.

State Senator Dennis Bradley, scheduled for trial late next month to face charges for alleged connivance of Connecticut’s public finance program, has filed paperwork with the state seeking reelection to Connecticut’s 23rd District.

His treasurer is Victoria Dancy from New Haven.

With Bradley in limbo, most Dem party regulars are backing Assistant Chief Administrative Officer Herron Gaston, a city minister, for the May convention endorsement ahead of a potential August primary.

Bradley’s campaign committee is “Dennis 4 the People.” In 2020 it was “USA for Bradley.” The bigger challenge is “USA versus Dennis A. Bradley Jr.”

Surreal times indeed for city politics, particularly Bradley up against the election timeline. It will be difficult for Bradley to raise money with this case hanging over his head. If he beats it, he’ll likely self fund, if there’s enough time to wage a competitive primary, or perhaps look to the general election as a petitioning or minor party candidate.

If he loses, game over. His political career will be on hold.



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