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Entries Categorized as 'City Politics'

‘I Prefer An Engaging Rogue To A Complete Fool’

April 28th, 2017 · 51 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Leave it to retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez to assess the state of affairs in city politics. Fresh off taking the city to task for rolling out a messy parking meter system, the city resident writes in a commentary for OIB “The more things change, the more they stay the same.”

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Ganim To Explore Long-Shot Run For Governor

April 28th, 2017 · 33 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Eager for another shot at the governor’s office, one he thought was his time until derailed by a public corruption conviction in 2003, Mayor Joe Ganim on Friday filed exploratory papers for a statewide run. He ran for governor in 1994 and ended up the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor when Bill Curry lost to Republican […]

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Herron: I’m In, Waiting On McCarthy

April 25th, 2017 · 25 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

“Just when I thought I was out, they’re pulling me back in,” City Council President Tom McCarthy told OIB Monday night at a Barnum Museum event. But he’s not quite back in all the way for another run for office. That decision, he says, will come soon. Meanwhile his North End City Council partner Jeanette […]

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Keeley, Phillips Poised For City Council Run, What About Big Mac?

April 24th, 2017 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

As spring foliage blossoms, so too a number of candidates for City Council. A tandem seriously considering a run would pose a fascinating challenge of incumbents Tom McCarthy and Jeanette Herron in the North End 133rd District. That’s if McCarthy, president of the legislative body for 10 years, seeks reelection.

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Weighing Statewide Run, Ganim Ponders Political Options

April 21st, 2017 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim must wait for at least two months before learning if he may qualify for a public campaign grant should he seek a long-shot statewide office in 2018. But will he wait that long before raising money? A slew of statewide candidates are already dialing for dollars.

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Pereira Promises Political War If Schools Not Funded

April 18th, 2017 · 38 Comments · City Budget, City Politics, Education, News and Events

She ends her letter with “warmest regards” but school board member Maria Pereira made clear in a letter to Mayor Joe Ganim and incumbent city councilors in her district that it will be political Armageddon in the Upper East Side where she serves as Democratic district leader if city schools don’t receive $11.4 million more […]

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Malloy Won’t Seek Third Term, Here Come The Candidates

April 13th, 2017 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Dogged by state finances and poor approval ratings, Democratic Governor Dan Malloy announced on Thursday he will not seek another four-year term in 2018. This announcement will trigger a series of decisions by would-be candidates for statewide office be it governor or other constitutional positions such as comptroller and lieutenant governor.

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Hartford Courant Says No To Public Campaign Funds Underwriting Ganim’s Ambition

April 12th, 2017 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Joe Ganim persuaded enough Bridgeport voters to take him back in 2015. Now he’s reaching for a higher bar, convincing Connecticut voters to give him a look as he ponders a statewide run in 2018. Part of that process is meeting with editorial boards of newspapers such as the Hartford Courant.

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