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Entries Categorized as 'City Politics'

In Fundraising Push, Ganim Hauls $500K For Governor

April 3rd, 2018 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

His fundraising ability was underestimated during his 2015 mayoral comeback. His fundraising prowess has been once again questioned as he now runs for governor. But Mayor Joe Ganim reports that he has raised roughly $525,000 so far in his gubernatorial bid, an average of roughly $100,000 a month since his formal entry into the race. […]

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Ganim Budget: No Tax Increase–Delegates Approved For Mayor’s Run For Governor

April 3rd, 2018 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim on Monday submitted a $561 million budget proposal to the City Council that calls for no tax increase for a second straight year. When it comes to city budgets, the devil’s in the details. It will be reviewed by the Budget & Appropriations Committee for action over the next six weeks or […]

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Meet Carolyn Vermont, State Senate Candidate

April 3rd, 2018 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The State Senate seat of a retiring Ed Gomes is among the hottest legislative races this election cycle. The presumed Democratic primary in August features school board member Dennis Bradley who lost a 2016 primary to Gomes, Gomes’ former legislative aide Aaron Turner and Carolyn Vermont, former local NAACP leader. Connecticut’s 23rd Senate District covers […]

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Pasta Primavera–Delegate Dish On Menu For Town Committee Members

April 2nd, 2018 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Monday, 6:30 p.m. at Testo’s Restaurant, the Democratic Town Committee will select delegates to respective party conventions for state constitutional offices, Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District and two state senate districts. The main event is delegate choices for governor at the May convention where Mayor Joe Ganim needs 15 percent support to win a ballot spot […]

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OIB Among Hyperlocal News Sites Reshaping Media

March 31st, 2018 · 2 Comments · City Politics, Media, News and Events

Holy cow, more reading for holy weekend. Even OIB. From Phil Hall, Fairfield County Business Journal. In 2007, Lennie Grimaldi was offered the opportunity to run a Bridgeport-focused hyperlocal news website under the aegis of the Fairfield County Weekly, a publication owned by the Tribune Company. Grimaldi, a former journalist and one-time spokesman for Donald […]

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… Meanwhile, General Lee Points Out A Meeting Convergence

March 30th, 2018 · 1 Comment · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

City fiscal hawk John Marshall Lee has dug talons into Monday’s calendar. Monday at 6:30 p.m. the Democratic Town Committee is scheduled to meet at Testo’s Restaurant to approve delegates to the state party convention in May. At 7 p.m., in City Hall, the City Council is scheduled to meet. Except half of the city’s […]

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Get Out! A Facebook Page For The Bridgeport DTC

March 29th, 2018 · 13 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

No way, the Bridgeport Democratic Town Committee has a Facebook page? Here’s your chance to like the nascent page. See here. Hmmm, what pol persuaded Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa to segue to modern civilization?

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Mario’s Version Of Let’s Make A Deal–Delegates For Ganim Ballot Spot

March 28th, 2018 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa is sharpening a delegate list he’ll present Monday night to the 90-member Democratic Town Committee to represent Bridgeport at the Democratic convention in May to endorse candidates for state constitutional offices, including governor. It’s a wide open field. Let the gamesmanship begin to leverage a ballot spot for Mayor Joe […]

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