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Entries Categorized as 'City Politics'

Ned And Joe’s Testo’s Sauce Summit

August 18th, 2018 · 23 Comments · City Politics, State Politics, Uncategorized

UPDATE: includes footage of Saturday’s Democratic unity rally. Standing in his Bridgeport campaign headquarters Tuesday morning Ned Lamont contemplated the morning after, looking forward to a big primary win with an eye toward the paramount prize, a general election with his opponent who leads Connecticut’s largest city totally on board to take out the Republican.

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For Ganim A Sense Of Humor And Political Focus As Mayor

August 15th, 2018 · 61 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

A sense of humor is a must in politics, putting your bruised ego aside, especially after an ass-kicking … like “I thought Halloween was the scariest night of the year.” Mayor Joe Ganim got his butt kicked statewide on Tuesday with just 19 percent of the Democratic vote, winning only his home city that also […]

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Lamont Huge Statewide, Bradley Takes State Senate Primary, Stallworth Defeats Hanks In Tight Race

August 15th, 2018 · 62 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

On a night Ned Lamont crushed Mayor Joe Ganim in the Democratic primary for governor, unofficial returns show Ganim winning Bridgeport in many city precincts but Lamont taking higher tax areas such as Black Rock and the North End. Dennis Bradley is the unofficial winner over Aaron Turner for State Senate 2,989 to 2,467 while incumbent Charlie Stallworth […]

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How Many Times Have You Voted?

August 14th, 2018 · 14 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Primary day in Connecticut. Looks like the rain will hold off for most of the day. And you thought you needed a canoe to make it to the polls. Primaries for governor and other statewide constitutional offices are on tap, as well as key legislative races in Bridgeport. Gubernatorial opponents Mayor Joe Ganim and Ned […]

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After Tuesday’s Vote, How Will Dust Clear?

August 13th, 2018 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Bill Curry, two-time Democratic nominee for governor in Connecticut who twice lost to Republican John Rowland, writes “We Democrats will learn a lot about ourselves from the fates of Lamont and Ganim and Mattei and Tong. If Mattei goes down, or Ganim wins a town outside Bridgeport, it will be a sign we’re far too […]

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More Than 1,000 Votes Cast In Bridgeport By Absentee Ballot For Tuesday Primaries

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

If friends, neighbors, family members want to vote in Tuesday’s primaries the deadline for new or unaffiliated voters to register with a party in person with the local registrar of voters or town clerk of residence is noon Monday. You cannot switch parties to vote in a primary. That deadline has passed. Not sure where […]

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Medina: I’m Voting For Ned

August 13th, 2018 · 14 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Former Board of Education member and 2003 mayoral candidate Max Medina shares why he’s voting for Ned Lamont over Joe Ganim. On August 14, 2018 registered Democrats get to vote for either their endorsed nominee, Ned Lament or his challenger, Joe Ganim to be the party’s gubernatorial candidate in November’s general election. Most candidates try […]

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Ganim Aligns With Bradley, Gomes For Turner In State Senate Contest

August 6th, 2018 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

A couple of thirty-somethings are going at it to fill the seat of retiring State Senator Ed Gomes in Connecticut’s 23rd District where Gomes hopes he’s replaced by his former administrative aide Aaron Turner and Mayor Joe Ganim, a candidate for governor, urges a vote for candidates on Line B, his line, except for party-endorsed […]

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