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Entries Categorized as 'Analysis and Comment'

Ganim Tells Lamont Don’t Become Linda McMahon Of This Election Cycle

July 3rd, 2018 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

WFSB 3 Connecticut Mayor Joe Ganim who’ll be outspent heavily in the August 14 Democratic primary for governor is challenging party-endorsed Ned Lamont, the wealthy Greenwich entrepreneur, to limit campaign spending to $1 million. Good luck with that. Ganim issued the call on the Sunday show Face The State hosted by Dennis House (see video […]

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Lamont Hopes Message Maven Is On The Mark

July 2nd, 2018 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

In 2006 little-known cable television entrepreneur Ned Lamont stormed the national scene defeating U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman in a Democratic primary. Lamont’s anti-war message that worked in the primary failed to pivot to unaffiliated voters who settle statewide races in Connecticut. Lieberman retained his seat on a third-party line. Four years later Lamont’s overwhelming money […]

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Thousands Enjoy Barnum Festival Parade At Scenic Seaside Park

July 1st, 2018 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Thousands of beachgoers, residents and suburbanites lined Seaside Park on Sunday in scorching temperatures for the first-ever Barnum Festival Parade to march solely in the park named for the man who donated the waterfront gem to the city. For many spectators it was the first time they had ever seen the parade, exactly what organizers […]

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In East End, Officials See Progress

July 1st, 2018 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Things are happening in the East End that’s creating optimism in a neighborhood many residents say has been long neglected. On Seaview Avenue Russian-born developer Anatoliy Gurevich is close to completing a condominium complex that officials say will help brighten the neighborhood. “Things are beginning to happen that are going to encourage people to want to live here,” […]

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Lamont Backer Inspects Ganim Primary Petitions–Ganim: Be My Guest

June 29th, 2018 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Former state commissioner and gubernatorial candidate Jonathan Harris is checking the primary petitions collected by Joe Ganim political operatives for irregularities. Meanwhile, now that the signature drive for governor is over, Ganim is picking up his fundraising pace as he faces the millions Democratic endorsed Ned Lamont will spend. Ganim had a big-ticket event Thursday […]

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Reminder–Scenic Seaside Park To Host Barnum Festival Parade Sunday

June 29th, 2018 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Barnum Festival planners are launching something different this year, transferring the Great Street Parade to Seaside Park whose land was donated by P.T. Barnum. The parade has had some different routes over the 70 years of its existence, but in recent years primarily traveling north on Park Avenue. This year it will be confined to […]

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It’s Now Official: Lamont Versus Ganim In Dem Guber Primary–Other Guy Fails To Make Ballot

June 26th, 2018 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

It was apparent from the start that Guy Smith, the retired executive from alcoholic beverage giant Diageo, would be challenged to make the Democratic primary ballot for governor via a laborious signature campaign. His campaign fell well short of the more than 15,000 signatures (two percent of Connecticut’s Democratic electorate) required to qualify for an […]

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A City Council General Election In The North End (Finally) Arrives, Herron And DeFilippo Win

June 26th, 2018 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

UPDATE: Herron and DeFilippo victorious. Hi there, how are ya? There’s a general election for City Council on Tuesday (today) in the North End 133rd District. How’d that happen?

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