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Entries Categorized as 'State Politics'

Gaming Report: Bridgeport Location Better For Third State Casino

May 3rd, 2017 · 5 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

An “independent” report from Union Gaming that analyzes the global gaming industry asserts “We question whether a casino in East Windsor would actually help CT retain gaming dollars or just cannibalize the existing tribal operations,” adding “When considering the Wynn Boston project will also likely cut into Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun, we would expect CT could take […]

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The Joe And Mario Show, Ganim Returns To Statewide Ambition

May 2nd, 2017 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Joe Ganim’s in the 2018 race for governor, an exploratory phase anyway. Now what? He raises money while waging a parallel campaign to qualify for the state’s public financing program either through an administrative remedy or court action. And along the way he needs to choose his words carefully about what he says about pols […]

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OIB Poll: Can Ganim Run For Governor And Still Run The City?

April 30th, 2017 · 6 Comments · State Politics

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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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Wyman, Political Charisma Shackled By Malloy Economic Baggage?

April 25th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

She’s one of the most charismatic figures in state politics, highly desired at public events, her smile, wink and gravelly voiced Brooklyn enthusiasm a natural replacement for the stoicism of Democratic Governor Dan Malloy who’s not seeking reelection. But if Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman runs for the state’s top spot is she simply the political charmer […]

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Mattei Won’t Take Loot From Lobbyists

April 25th, 2017 · 1 Comment · News and Events, State Politics

Bridgeport attorney Chris Mattei who earned his prosecutor’s stripes investigating public officials says he will not accept donations from lobbyists in his exploratory campaign for governor.

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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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Corruption Fighter Chris Mattei Eyes Run For Governor

April 20th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

He locked up John Rowland on campaign finance charges, prosecuted others for public corruption and went after Wall Street profiteers as a federal prosecutor, now Chris Mattei, a Bridgeport attorney who lives in Hartford, is exploring a Democratic run for governor in what is shaping up as a crowded field on both sides of the […]

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