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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Nomination Melee in Bristol

(hat tip to The Architect for bringing this to my attention!)

Bristol Democrats nominated former mayor Frank Nicastro over incumbent State Representative Kosta Diamantis as their candidate for the 79th House District--but not before a fierce fight.

No, literally. There was a fight.
Within minutes of closing its nominating convention at City Hall, supporters of state Rep. Kosta Diamantis and city Councilor Frank Nicastro clashed in the hallway outside the council chambers.

After shouting, pushing and at least one injury to an elderly party loyalist, eight police officers converged on the meeting to restore order and try to figure out who did what to who.

The only certainty is that Marie Pasquale, a popular figure in the party, wound up sitting against a wall with a large bag of ice held to the right side of her head.

"You knocked over an old lady," screamed Mayra Berrios Sampson, a former party chair.
...
Mike Petosa, another party activist, said he tried to stop Busto, a Nicastro supporter, from attacking Dominic Pasquale, who backed Diamantis.

"He went like a maniac," Pasquale said, and tried to punch him in his rage.

Busto grabbed Dominic Pasquale’s glasses and threw them across a crowded room, according to Petosa and Pasquale. (Collins)

The first rule of Democratic nominating conventions? You don't talk about Democratic nominating conventions.

Diamantis will challenge Nicastro in a primary, or maybe they'll settle this with a rumble downtown.

Source

Collins, Steve. "Democrats in brawl." Bristol Press 23 May, 2006.

40 Comments:

Blogger MikeCT said...

My candidate can beat up your candidate any day.

5/23/2006 11:18:00 PM  
Blogger Chris MC said...

That is absolutely amazing.

5/23/2006 11:54:00 PM  
Blogger Conservative Whit said...

It is exactly this sort of inter party feuding that leaves me smiling. Then again, the fights inside of families are always the worst fights.

5/24/2006 03:30:00 AM  
Blogger cgg said...

The only real way to settle this would be a dance off.

5/24/2006 09:53:00 AM  
Blogger Patricia Rice said...

The best fight is yet to come when snow white gets some mud all over her pretty little white dress. At their state convention they featured John Rowland's old friend, Sam the Man from Waterbury. It looks like Rell and the GOP is pushing him as their next all-star Senator.

Wait until the voters learn of Sammy's embarrassing ethical lapse and his "free" concert tickets while working in the Governor's office and Snow White once again try's saying, " I didn't know". When Senator Cafero messed up and said Rowland instead of Rell was he really all that far off? This will be fun to watch! While they like to point at Ernie Newton, You would think Snow White would do a little better job researching the candidates on her ticket.

5/24/2006 09:56:00 AM  
Blogger BrassBoy said...

Please, the ticket situation is old news and something that has proven to be a non-issue. If that is the worst that can be said about Mr. Caligiuri, that he paid the price he was quoted for tix, then I think he is in good shape.

As for slips of the tongue, they happen to everyone. Or am I the only one who got a kick out of Francisco Borges proclaiming himself to be a "taxMAKER" before quickly correcting himself to mean "taxPAYER" at the Dem convention? If that's not perhaps the best description of the Dems in the legislature after "do nothing", then I don't know what is...

5/24/2006 10:02:00 AM  
Blogger BrassBoy said...

And yes, I know Borges is not in the legislature... my point is simply that if he is going to be trotted out to make speeches on behalf of Dem candidates, perhaps admitting that they are "taxmakers" is not the best strategy...

5/24/2006 10:04:00 AM  
Blogger BRubenstein said...

The first rule in politics is..." learn how to duck"

5/24/2006 10:08:00 AM  
Blogger Patricia Rice said...

Brassboy

I disagree, you can't pretend that Sam's little ethical problem is in the past and a non issue just because Republicans and the Governor want it to be. When you run for office, your past ethical problems are always a campaign issue especially in a state where ethics is so frequently debated.

I can see no legitimate reason to give Sammy a free pass (pun intended) on his past ethical conflicts.

5/24/2006 10:51:00 AM  
Blogger Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

Rice said: "...At their state convention they featured John Rowland's old friend, Sam the Man from Waterbury....."

Never let facts get in the way of a good story huh?

As Sam attempted to bail Waterbury out of it's mess with all his might Rowland didn't even return his calls.

Sam is and always has been as straight as a Nevada highway; and everyone save for you apparently is already aware of that.

You really don't want to go down the road as far as a CHARACTER is concerned especially considering the other candidate involved. In fact before you embarrass yourself any further it might be smart to chat privately with a few Southington Democrats regarding their candidate.

But hey! Suit yourself. They could've made it into a real race and nominated Corky (D-80th) but would the Southington Dems do that? Noooooooooooooooo.

-ACR

5/24/2006 10:57:00 AM  
Blogger Brass Anon said...

And now for the rest of the story . . . .

Domenic Busto is a former Waterbury cop.

The Brass City strikes again.

5/24/2006 10:57:00 AM  
Blogger Brass Anon said...

Sam C. will be known for rescuing Waterbury in its hour of need. Taking a few ticktes won't even register on the radar screen. He wins in a blowout.

The real question is whether he can take Nancy's seat in the coming years.

5/24/2006 11:00:00 AM  
Blogger Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

Brass Anon said: "The real question is whether he can take Nancy's seat in the coming years."

With any luck he'll take Jodi's instead.

-ACR

5/24/2006 11:07:00 AM  
Blogger BrassBoy said...

Bras Anon -

I agree... while i don't know about a blowout, it does look like the race is Caligiuri's to win. I guess we'll see if his campagin can execute.

As for Mr. Busto, it is a shame that name "Waterbury" has to be attached in any way. However, perhaps he is a Bristol resident and was at the time of his employment by the WPD.

5/24/2006 11:29:00 AM  
Blogger Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

This might get interesting;

Masullo mulls primary

-ACR

5/24/2006 12:49:00 PM  
Blogger MightyMouse1 said...

Too bad the unions took Corky out of play for the 16th and gave it to a Chris Murphy follower. The dems would be better off tying Caliguri to the budgets of Phil Giordano, since he passed them.

5/24/2006 02:22:00 PM  
Blogger Weicker Liker said...

Miriam Masullo filed her certification of primary at 12:14 PM today for a Republican Primary in the 1st CD.

Interesting, since she told the Hartford Courant that she would not Primary and believed in Party Unity.

5/24/2006 03:08:00 PM  
Blogger IfThere'sGrassOnTheField... said...

I'm surprised NiCastro didn't stick his cornet up someone's ass.

Ahhh....am I the only one who misses the Crocodile Club?

5/24/2006 03:10:00 PM  
Blogger Weicker Liker said...

From Hartford Courant.....

Masullo said she would not challenge MacLean in a primary.

"I believe in party unity," she said.

5/24/2006 03:59:00 PM  
Blogger MikeCT said...

Poor Scott MacLean, the Purple for Progress candidate. He's feeling all alone according to his new blog.

Let’s get this out of the way, right up front! Am I the only person out there who thinks I can win? Is this really just a Lost Cause? Maybe.
.....
Unfortunately, my most common campaign experience is the dreaded silence. Phone’s don’t ring; e-mails don’t come in. An average person would probably just chuck it and find some excuse to give it all up. And yet I continue. Why? Is it because I’m suffering from some kind of self delusion? Perhaps.
.....
....it still feels like I’m all alone and walking around this vast political universe of my own creation, a modern day Don Quixote, foolishly dreaming the impossible while (so called) normal people laugh and snicker.


So give our Purple Pal a hug and sing along with him! You'll feel better, and I know he will.

5/24/2006 06:55:00 PM  
Blogger Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

Weicker Liker (what a name! (gag)) said: Miriam Masullo filed her certification of primary at 12:14 PM today for a Republican Primary in the 1st CD.

Interesting seeing as I posted this at 12:41 while still speaking to her as she called to tell me that she was on her way to file. In fact she didn't file until well after 1:00pm.

You might want to get new sources.

"Party unity" would only apply to other Republicans by the way; and carpetbagging MacLean (he's no Connecticut boy) simply fails to pass that test at any level. (ie: MacLean registered as a Republican less than a year ago and after he had already sent an email to every member of GOP state central in the 1st)


-ACR

5/24/2006 08:31:00 PM  
Blogger Weicker Liker said...

ACR....

You might call the SOS office in Hartford.

The Elections Officer that I spoke to read the time to me that was STAMPED on the document.

He said 12:14 PM.

Check your sources.

Also, Miriam Masullo has no claim to the 1st CD. At least MacLean works for a company that is in the District, pays taxes in the 1st CD and supports his family in the 1st CD.

The carpetbagger here is Miriam Masullo. She should be running in her own CD.

5/25/2006 06:58:00 AM  
Blogger Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

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5/25/2006 08:19:00 AM  
Blogger Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

Now that Miriam has filed there's no need to keep the gloves on.

This guy's a REPUBLICAN??


-ACR

5/25/2006 08:21:00 AM  
Blogger Weicker Liker said...

ACR

Just hope you can keep this race about the issues rather than getting personal.

I have it on good information that someone matching the description of a member of the CT State Central Committee was stalking MacLean & his family.

State Police were called. Arrests might be made.

I hope this race does not get ugly. It will reflect poorly on Miriam Masullo, who was involved with some pretty sordid characters in 2002.

5/25/2006 08:46:00 AM  
Blogger Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

Weicker Licker says:

Also, Miriam Masullo has no claim to the 1st CD.

Miriam Masullo raised a family in CT, has all her roots in CT, paid taxes in CT for 25 years and has served the people of CT through her work and volunteer work.

Who cares more about CT?

MacLean’s nothing but an opportunist who came to Connecticut around 2 years ago and didn’t register to vote until after sending out his first email to members of Republican State Central.

We don't need "reform Republicans" apologizing for America, the Democrats, Greens, CPUSA are doing that already. We need to protect and defend America.

What's truely scary is that MacLean's actively engaged with a group that finds themselves more in line than not with this guy
!

Even Larson has never said anything like: “I am in favor of enacting handgun control ...." However that's exactly what he did say in a now well circulated email to a member of GOP state central.

-ACR

5/25/2006 09:09:00 AM  
Blogger Weicker Liker said...

ACR...

Masullo was a carpetbagger in 2002. You know she has no claim to the 1st CD.

Read Michelle Jacklin's column she wrote about the Steele-Masullo Primary in 2002.

Also, lets talk about the kind of sordid people that Masullo has aligned herself with.

Angel Morales, who hijacked a Connecicut Hispanic Republican group in 2002 with Masullo, and tried to force John Rowland to endorse hispanic candidates. I hear Morales just got out of jail.

Also, what one of your associates went up to Hartland the other day and stalked MacLean's family? You did not answer that charge.

5/25/2006 12:34:00 PM  
Blogger Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

Weicker Liker said: "... what one of your associates went up to Hartland the other day and stalked MacLean's family?..."

My goodness, how dramatic.

In fact an Authentic Connecticut Republican drove to East Hartland to see if in fact MacLean even lived there.

Not too over the edge considering his phone number comes back with this address.


Coupled with the fact that he's registered to vote at this address.

We know nothing of this man save for he registered to vote Sept. 6th as a Republican; and not even at the right address!!

Google Miriam and take a look for yourself.

Meanwhile here's what Scott MacLean gets you.

Any authentic Republican would be suspicious.

By the way; just as a bit of information - I was a delegate for Prescott Bush Jr. in 1982 and had no problem voting for Leiberman in 1988.

5/25/2006 01:25:00 PM  
Blogger Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

Weicker Liker said: .."Also, lets talk about the kind of sordid people that Masullo has aligned herself with.

Angel Morales, who hijacked a Connecicut Hispanic Republican group in 2002 with Masullo, and tried to force John Rowland to endorse hispanic candidates. I hear Morales just got out of jail....."



Certain members of the party who now, thankfully are largely among the missing; pretty much slamed Morales down the throat of that campaign.

That you're even aware of it makes me wonder if you might be among those individuals.

I would seriously doubt that anyone would want the emails Miriam has saved from that era to see the light of day.


-ACR

5/25/2006 01:38:00 PM  
Blogger Weicker Liker said...

I'm sure the emails she saved would be interesting reading.

She should release all of them.

I doubt Angel Morales was forced down her throat by anyone.

5/25/2006 02:24:00 PM  
Blogger Weicker Licker said...

Weicker Liker said...

I'm sure the emails she saved would be interesting reading.


We'll see what we can do, Sparky.

5/25/2006 04:49:00 PM  
Blogger Weicker Liker said...

Bring the emails on.

5/26/2006 06:43:00 AM  
Blogger bluecoat said...

ACR: the days of the CT state Police being called to intervene on behalf of the CT GOP agenda have hopefully gone away BUT maybe not if you know something I don't know.

5/26/2006 06:37:00 PM  
Blogger CTYK said...

zzz

5/27/2006 08:43:00 AM  
Blogger Weicker Liker said...

ACR....

You should have taken your investigation one step further.

If you call the Assessor in the Town of Simsbury, the address that came up for Scott MacLean is not in their land records.

Makes me wonder how this address came up with this telephone number in the first place???

Plus, Green Valley Road (Simsbury) and Granville Road (Hartland Address) are similiar.

5/27/2006 01:11:00 PM  
Blogger CTYK said...

The interesting thing in all this is that Weiker Liker who is an openly Larson supporter can get so intense about a Republican primary.
Why would a Larson supporter want to get MacLean in and Masullo out? Did I hear that a friend of your enemy is your enemy? Is Weiker Liker going to get Larson to endorse MacLean next?

5/27/2006 01:17:00 PM  
Blogger CTYK said...

Why is Weiker Liker so interested in having MacLean in and Masullo out of the race? Weiker Liker is a die-hard Larson supporter, just look at his past blogs. This is interesting. What are you going to do get Larson to endorse MacLean next?

5/27/2006 01:25:00 PM  
Blogger CTYK said...

What's up with Weiker Liker? Is he going to get Larson to endose MacLean next?

5/27/2006 01:30:00 PM  
Blogger Wolcottboy said...

Didn't Masullo try for the 2004 US Senate nomination against Streitz and Orchulli?

At the time I believe her address was in Norwalk or somewhere else in deep Fairfield County. And she sounded more Dem than Rep.

5/28/2006 07:51:00 AM  
Blogger Weicker Licker said...

CTYK said: "What's up with Weiker Liker? Is he going to get Larson to endose MacLean next?"


More likely trying to get MacLean to endorse Larson....and he would too except John's just too darn conservative for him.

5/29/2006 05:59:00 PM  

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