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Ned Got His MTV, Joe Wants His Three-Card Lamont

July 28th, 2018 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim is resurrecting charges made by two prior opponents of Ned Lamont, the Democratic-endorsed candidate for governor, centered on layoffs at his cable television company back in the day. “He should produce the records,” says Ganim. “That’s like me saying I don’t have a felony conviction.” Leave it to Joe to spin a conviction […]

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Day Reporter: I’d Take Ganim Any Day Over The A-Grading Trumpists From Connecticut GOP

July 27th, 2018 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim has a high mountain to climb in his Runyonesque run for governor. Still, his retail skills intrigue some Connecticut political analysts including David Collins of the Day in New London who declares “I would take a rehabilitated Joe Ganim any day over the A-grading Trumpists from the Connecticut GOP. The head of […]

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With Primary On Horizon, Herbst Rolls Out Law-And-Order Agenda

July 26th, 2018 · 38 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Pushing a law-and-order agenda less than three weeks from a five-candidate Republican primary, former Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst rolled out a six-point plan on Thursday that includes eliminating Governor Dan Malloy’s early prison release program, restoring the death penalty and cracking down on sanctuary cities. See full plan here.

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Ganim’s Greenwich Game Of Thrones Continues

July 24th, 2018 · 37 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim’s campaign for governor is catching fire from Democratic-endorsed Ned Lamont’s campaign that he’s divisive like Donald Trump. So on Tuesday the Ganim campaign loaded side-by-side images of Lamont and Trump on its Facebook page with a header, “Can you guess which Greenwich house is Ned’s and which one is Trump’s?” Ganim’s contrasting […]

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Underdog Ganim Lands Boots Boost From Union Coalition Against Front-Runner Lamont

July 24th, 2018 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim on Monday culled a gubernatorial campaign boost from organized labor that represents nearly 8,000 union households in Connecticut, a much-needed lift of boots on the ground in the face of party-endorsed Ned Lamont enjoying a majority of union support that helps drive turnout in Democratic primaries, in addition to the millions of his […]

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‘I’m An American But Not Treated Like One’

July 23rd, 2018 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

When you’re a candidate on the campaign trail appealing to voters the challenge is explaining why you’ll be different particularly if an elector declares “The Democratic Party takes the African American vote for granted.” In the video clip above pulled from Mayor Joe Ganim’s Facebook page for governor, a resident of Capitol Towers in Hartford […]

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Lamont’s Lofty Promises Would Become A Mega Windfall For City

July 20th, 2018 · 59 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events, State Politics

Ned Lamont is making promises no gubernatorial contender has ever delivered before, but if he becomes governor and shepherds his pledges they’ll represent well over $50 million extra to the state’s largest city for reimbursement on payments in lieu of taxes (PILOT) and Education Cost Sharing (ECS) formula.

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Meanwhile, Ganim Claims Lamont ‘Waffling’ On Supporting Casino For City

July 20th, 2018 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Is Ned Lamont waffling on a waterfront gaming destination for Bridgeport? Mayor Joe Ganim, his rival in the August 14 Democratic primary for governor, claims Lamont’s support is melting. The next governor sworn into office in January will inherit a host of issues including a major budget deficit and a legislative session that is expected […]

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