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Entries Categorized as 'News and Events'

Ganim: Stop The Ned Coronation

May 18th, 2018 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

There’s gonna be a royal wedding on Saturday in England. Meanwhile Mayor Joe Ganim’s determined to be a royal pain in the ass to Ned Lamont who will be coronated by delegates for the Democratic gubernatorial endorsement at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. Ganim’s hoping to jawbone 15 percent delegate support on Saturday to […]

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Convention Weekend, Murphy First, State Offices Saturday

May 18th, 2018 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Roughly 2,000 delegates will gather this weekend at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford to endorse Democratic candidates for statewide office. Friday (tonight) is reserved to nominate U.S. Senator Chris Murphy to a second, six-year term. Saturday morning delegates will weigh in on the state’s six constitutional offices. Ned Lamont will be endorsed for governor. […]

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Inspiring? Lamont’s Ticket Toothache Includes Bysiewicz Baggage

May 17th, 2018 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

In selecting Susan Bysiewicz as his running mate, Ned Lamont takes out of the equation a key competitor to ease the dollar flow of his self-funded campaign, but looking down the road to the general election an uninspiring ticket whose combo was lanced heavily in cities the last time they each ran in Democratic primaries, […]

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The Rev And New Guy–Stallworth Joins Guy Smith For Governor

May 17th, 2018 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Democratic candidate for governor Guy Smith who is trying to petition his way onto the August primary ballot will name Bridgeport State Rep. Charlie Stallworth as his running mate on Friday. Stallworth is also facing a primary from  Shanté Hanks. Stallworth says he will continue to seek reelection to his State House seat. Smith needs more […]

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Ganim Calls State Party Leadership “Tone-Deaf” To Diversity, Moore Declined Lamont’s Offer As Running Mate

May 16th, 2018 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim, leveraging a wedge issue just days from the Democratic state convention, issued a statement on Wednesday echoing Connecticut NAACP President Scot Esdaile’s criticism of the ticket makeup. Ganim is trying to position himself a gubernatorial alternative to Ned Lamont who’s heading for the party endorsement this weekend with Susan Bysiewicz as his […]

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CT NAACP Chief Criticizes Dem Convention Process

May 16th, 2018 · 18 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From Neil Vigdor, Hartford Courant: What has long been the knock on Republicans in Connecticut–the lack of diversity among its candidates for statewide office–is now roiling Democrats just days before their nominating convention.

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Ganim: Lamont-SuBy Ticket Changes Nothing, ‘We Have Support To Be On Primary Ballot’

May 15th, 2018 · 14 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Statement from Mayor Joe Ganim: “Today’s announcement of a Lamont-Bysiewicz ticket changes nothing regarding our campaign. With almost 8,500 signatures of voters in hand, it is clear we have the support of the people to be on the August Democratic primary ballot to fight for economic, political and social justice.

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Not Going Away: MGM Casino Supporters Pledge To Continue Push

May 15th, 2018 · 2 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Government, business and neighborhood supporters of MGM’s proposal for a $675 million waterfront gaming destination gathered on Tuesday to reassert they will continue the battle for an open, competitive process during the January, 2019 legislative session.

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