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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September 2nd, 2015 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
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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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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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