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Entries Tagged as 'Bill Clinton'

Will Donald Appoint Lieberman The Nation’s Top Dick?

May 19th, 2017 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

There was a time Joe Lieberman was the guy you wanted your candidate for public office around. A photo opp, endorsement, handshake and quote box for a mailer. He was sensible, independent-minded, thoughtful, not a whack-job liberal Dem. He was our state attorney general who knocked off incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Lowell Weicker in 1988, […]

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Former City Councilman Urges Ganim To Back Trump’s Immigration Policy

February 5th, 2017 · 10 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

In a letter to Mayor Joe Ganim, former City Councilman Tom White writes, “I urge you to reestablish communications personally with Donald Trump and explore the possibility of Bridgeport participating in an expedited effort to implement immigration reform in a community where it has direct impact on the lives of many residents.” White’s letter follows:

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ICYMI–Let’s Rock! Bill Clinton To Attend Reception On Behalf Of Hillary At Waterfront Jewel In Black Rock

January 10th, 2016 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Development and Zoning, National Politics

Hold on to your wallets. Bill Clinton is scheduled to attend a fundraiser January 12 on behalf of wife Hillary at the reconstructed Black Rock waterfront gem of technology executive Oni Chukwu, 98 Grovers Avenue, according to a support site of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. This property is now considered one of the highest assessed residential […]

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Ganim’s Fiscal Stability, Department Heads, Bluefish Baseball Attract Crowds

November 8th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

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.

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Look Out! Campaign Spending Avalanche–The Influence Of Independent Expenditures

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 […]

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Will Daniels Mayoral Campaign Be A Boon Or Bust?

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 […]

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Kohut Peers Into His Crystal Ball On City’s Financial Future–’Toilet Tissue’ Rating

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 […]

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Paging Helen Reddy! Why Women Sway Elections

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.

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