We are now full force into the gubernatorial cycle and Bridgeport will be a big player in both the races for governor and U.S. senate in 2010.
That ring you just heard was the phone of Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa. Democratic State Party Chair Nancy DiNardo calling. Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz too. Dan Malloy, outgoing mayor of Stamford, as well. Oops, don’t forget Ned Lamont. Hey, Mario, Chris Dodd calling.
Mario will be busy figuring out how he can leverage his political support in exchange for influencing the makeup of the Dem ticket such as lieutenant governor and secretary of the state that SuBy appears to be vacating for a guber run.
Mario has own election in March for town chair but doesn’t appear to be threatened at this point. Meanwhile, Mario will be thinking about the political possibilities as he hammers the morning veal in his Madison Avenue restaurant. That’s what I call food for thought.
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