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June 2015: Following Historic Shootings, Candidates Spar Over Crime, Ganim Places Finch On Defensive

December 26th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Joe Ganim left his mark in many ways in 2015, but where he gained the most traction in his historic comeback was public safety taking Bill Finch to task, particularly the incumbent’s response to an uptick in violent crime. Instead of showing compassion to victims in the face of tragedy Finch dubiously defended lower crime […]

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OIB Rewind: Fireworks Break Out At 1989 Democratic Convention

July 4th, 2015 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

On this July 4th weekend we salute the fireworks at the July 1989 Democratic Town Committee endorsement session for mayor, just a few weeks away from what could be a contentious battle for party support between Mayor Bill Finch and Joe Ganim at Testo’s Restaurant. Both Finch and Ganim, by the way, were in the […]

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Virgina Keeley, Legendary Campaigner

June 14th, 2015 · 4 Comments · News and Events

Virgina Keeley, mother of former State Rep. Bob Keeley, who was long active in city Democratic politics has passed away. She was 88.

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If It’s Drama You Like, Pull Up A Seat To Bridgeport’s Mayoral Race

April 15th, 2015 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

This mayoral cycle has the makings of the best soap opera on the planet. There’s the drama of Joe Ganim exploring a comeback, Bill Finch pursuing a historic third four-year term, and the expected entry of University of Bridgeport executive Mary-Jane Foster, Finch’s 2011 primary opponent, who has experienced her share of drama from her […]

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Precinct Results State House

February 25th, 2015 · 5 Comments · News and Events

Totals, Steve Stafstrom 776, Enrique Torres 720, Bob Keeley 154, Bob Halstead 48, Hector Diaz 45

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Aided By Absentee Ballots, Stafstrom Narrowly Defeats Torres For State House

February 24th, 2015 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Former Democratic City Councilman Steve Stafstrom has narrowly defeated Republican Enrique Torres in the State House special election, according to unofficial returns from the Registrar’s Office: Stafstrom 776, Torres 720. Torres won on the machines by 20 votes, according to returns. Absentee ballots placed Stafstrom over the top. On his Facebook page Stafstrom wrote “Thank […]

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Early Unofficial Returns

February 24th, 2015 · No Comments · News and Events

State Senate Central: Gomes 51, Dejesus 18, Moales 17, Hare 1, Dreher 0 State House Central: Stafstrom 137, Torres 127, Keeley 62, Halstead 20, Diaz 11 State House Central: Stafstrom 37, Torres 26, Keeley 14, Halstead 5, Diaz 3 State House Black Rock: Torres 467, Stafstrom 359 State House Aquaculture Torres 48, Stafstrom 115 State […]

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Crickets And Cold Early At Polling Places, Afternoon Turnout Uptick

February 24th, 2015 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Baby it’s cold outside, and it’s showing at the polls. About halfway into the special election voting day, turnout was cricket city. Turnout, however, kicked up in the afternoon at several city polling places. Barring a second-half surge in the day, the State Senate battle citywide will remain in single-digits percentage turnout. The one area […]

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