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Foster Supporter Claims Absentee Ballot Fraud, Files Complaint

August 31st, 2015 · 7 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

With copies to state and federal law enforcement officials, Bob “Troll” Walsh, a backer of Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster, has filed a complaint with the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission claiming “once again we are seeing the telltale signs of an organized absentee ballot operation aimed at soliciting applications and ballots that do not […]

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AB-racadabra! Supervised Balloting For P.T. Barnum Apartments

August 31st, 2015 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

In what may be a first in the city’s election history, a public housing complex P.T. Barnum Apartments will undergo supervised balloting. The high volume of absentee ballot applications from the housing complex has prompted elections officials to conduct supervision of absentee ballots for the September 16 Democratic primary.

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Primary Lineup Complete, Absentee Ballots Ready This Week

August 24th, 2015 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: Three names will appear on the September 16 Democratic primary ballot for mayor: Bill Finch, Joe Ganim and Mary-Jane Foster. School board member Howard Gardner and Charlie Coviello failed to petition onto the ballot. Mayoral candidates will have ballot company from citywide candidates as well as City Council candidates in several districts. Absentee ballots will […]

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Ganim’s First Mailer: ‘Made Mistakes, Paid For Them’–Were They Mistakes Or By Design? Finch Campaign: Ganim Can’t Be Trusted

August 2nd, 2015 · 110 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

In his first campaign mailer, former Mayor Joe Ganim tries to immunize himself from opponent criticism declaring “I did good things as Bridgeport’s Mayor … My opponents are going to launch a tirade of personal attacks against me never before seen in Bridgeport’s history.” Of course opponents will argue never before in Bridgeport’s history did […]

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Wes Matthews Hopes To Be New Sheriff In Town On Ganim Ticket

July 22nd, 2015 · 39 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Harding High School hoop legend Wes Matthews knows what it’s like to win championships, swishing two rings as a member of the NBA Los Angeles Lakers. He’s dishing an assist to former Mayor Joe Ganim’s citywide slate joining 135th District Leader Steve Nelson and Democratic Town Committee member Manny Cotto for the three city sheriff […]

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Finch Wins Endorsement For Mayor–Ganim, Other Challengers Press On, Torres Endorsed By GOP

July 22nd, 2015 · 138 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Former Mayor Joe Ganim hoped for a winning strategy that landed him 45 votes at the Democratic Town Committee endorsement with a tie broken by Town Chairman Mario Testa. Ganim came up four votes short to Mayor Bill Finch who was endorsed for a third four-year term at Testo’s Restaurant by a tally of 49-41. […]

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Finch, Martinez, Clemons Ticket

July 18th, 2015 · 100 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

City Councilwoman Lydia Martinez and former State Rep. and retired city firefighter Don Clemons will join Mayor Bill Finch’s ticket as city clerk and town clerk candidates respectively.

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Ganim, Maya, Hudson Announce Ticket A Week From Convention

July 13th, 2015 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Hoping history repeats itself with incumbent Fleeta Hudson as his city clerk running mate from 1991 and a new addition with Town Clerk Alma Maya, former Mayor Joe Ganim announced Monday afternoon on the steps of City Hall “a diverse ticket” that has “been in battles for the betterment of Bridgeport.”

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