This is the second installment of Joe Ganim’s early years as mayor Slowly, the city began to inch out of the abyss. The around-the-clock hours of reversing red ink made Ganim’s eyes bloodshot. Whatever funds his municipal tourniquet saved went back into beefing up the strength of the police department to fight crime.
Entries Tagged as 'Bill Clinton'
November 8th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Tags: Alvin Penn·Bill Clinton·Bill Finch·Bridgeport Bluefish·CT Post·Dennis Murphy·Donald Trump·Hartford Courant·Hillary Clinton·Jack McGregor·Joe Ganim·John Marsilio·John Rowland·John Stafstrom·Lisa "Honey" Parziale·Lowell Weicker·Mark Anastasi·Mary Moran·Mary-Jane Foster·Mike Freimuth·Mike Marella·Pat Crossin·Steve Wynn·Webster Bank Arena
October 11th, 2014 · 6 Comments · News and Events, State Politics
Democratic governor Dan Malloy and Republican challenger Tom Foley each has $6.5 million to spend in public funds for the November election. Joseph Visconti is also in the race as a petitioning candidate raising funds outside the state’s public financing program. In addition, Malloy and Foley campaigns are benefiting so far roughly $7 million combined […]
August 25th, 2014 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics
In early 1992, the governor of Arkansas seeking the Democratic nomination for president over the likes of former California Governor Jerry Brown visited the Ralphola Taylor Center in the East End seeking votes for the Connecticut primary. Ernie Newton, a young city politician back in the day, recalls you could fill a phone booth with […]
April 28th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Firefighters
Jeff Kohut, policy wonk extraordinaire, shares this commentary on his prescient view of the city: Dateline, Bridgeport: June 5, 2018: Headline distributed by the Connecticut Post to ethernet, satellite radio subscribers, and e-billboard sites — Bridgeport defaults on US/state-backed bankruptcy-bond payments. Washington and Hartford point fingers at each other for not providing proper support to […]
June 27th, 2011 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Women saved Bill Clinton. Women rescued Dick Blumenthal. Women elected Bill Finch Bridgeport mayor over Chris Caruso.
January 15th, 2010 · 53 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics
Our discussion in the prior post about the impact of presidential visits had me thinking (always a confusing thing) back to 1994, a nutty year for me. I managed Joe Ganim’s gubernatorial bid that year. We were cash rich but delegate poor. Those days you couldn’t wage a primary for governor without the support of 20 percent […]
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January 14th, 2010 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, National Politics, State Politics
Update, new Q polls Ronald Reagan’s polling numbers after two years as president showed he was toast. Then the economy rebounded and he croaked his Democratic opponent Walter Mondale in 1984. Bill Clinton’s polling numbers after two years were dicey as well. Then the economy soared. And he dispatched his Republican opponent Bob Dole in 1996. But […]
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