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Entries Categorized as 'Analysis and Comment'

Home Stretch For Historic Democratic Mayoral Primary

September 2nd, 2015 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Two weeks remaining to this surreal Democratic primary for mayor that features a two-term incumbent seeking to become the second longest serving mayor in history, a former mayor trying to make history returning to the job he had for 11-plus years and a third candidate seeking history as the first Democratic female mayor. And it’s possible, […]

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Ganim Campaign Swipes Republican Leader’s Audio For Video Hit On Finch

September 2nd, 2015 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Former Mayor Joe Ganim and certainly his campaign strategist loved a piece of audio former Republican House Leader Larry Cafero spewed at the Democratic-controlled legislature a few years ago, they fleeced it as a voice-over for a video attack on Mayor Bill Finch. Nothing like being original, eh? Was this the work of Ganim strategist […]

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Gardner Says Foster Will Get His Vote

September 1st, 2015 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Board of Education member Howard Gardner, whose petitioning effort to qualify for the September 16 Democratic primary for mayor faltered, says he will vote for Mary-Jane Foster.

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Ganim Proposes Education Policies, ‘Will Never Deprive Or Limit School Voting Rights’

September 1st, 2015 · 38 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Saying “I will never seek to deprive or limit school voting rights of parents and families who should elect their education officials,” Joe Ganim today offered several education initiatives he says he will implement if returned to City Hall. Ganim’s voting-rights declaration is a criticism of Mayor Bill Finch who engineered a state takeover of schools […]

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Finch Campaign Hits Ganim On White Supremacist

August 31st, 2015 · 98 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

A mailer by Mayor Bill Finch’s reelection campaign asserts after Joe Ganim spent seven years in prison he “went to work for a white supremacist charged with arming the KKK.” The mailer is based on this CT Post article in which Ganim was “Present in the courtroom for much of the day … working as […]

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AB-racadabra! Supervised Balloting For P.T. Barnum Apartments

August 31st, 2015 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

In what may be a first in the city’s election history, a public housing complex P.T. Barnum Apartments will undergo supervised balloting. The high volume of absentee ballot applications from the housing complex has prompted elections officials to conduct supervision of absentee ballots for the September 16 Democratic primary.

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This Campaign Is Going To The Dogs (And Kids)

August 30th, 2015 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Political campaigns are all about dogs and kids … kids and dogs … for photo ops, anyway. Throw in a few kitties, too. A candidate can’t be all bad holding a kid or a dog (unless you’re an offspring of W.C. Fields). Even better, holding a baby or a puppy. Better than holding someone’s absentee […]

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Finch Campaign Reminds Voters Of Ganim’s Conviction

August 29th, 2015 · 42 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

The latest Finch campaign hit piece on Joe Ganim focuses on the former mayor’s felonious credentials as a result of his conviction on corruption charges in 2003. The two-sided mailer shows an image of a prison cell with the declaration “For Ganim, this was just another day at the office.”

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