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Top Stories March 2015: Ganim Moves Closer To Historic Comeback

December 22nd, 2015 · 1 Comment · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

OIB story highlights for March 2015. – Nothing like political star power to pad the campaign warchest. With “music and flavors of the East” Mayor Bill Finch enjoyed that Monday night at the Easton home of Bangalore Mahesh, owner of several Dunkin’ Donuts coffee franchises in Bridgeport, where Governor Dan Malloy and Connecticut’s two U.S. […]

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Foster Campaign Supporter Also Files Federal Complaint

September 11th, 2015 · 27 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events

When all else fails, there’s always the reliable mail fraud statute, right? Mary-Jane Foster supporter Bob “Troll” Walsh has been sharpening his teeth in state and federal election complaints. His latest on Friday, directed to the United States Postmaster General, argues political operatives are playing games with absentee ballots in violation of federal law.

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Finch Campaign Files Complaint With State Over Supervised Balloting

September 9th, 2015 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch’s Campaign Manager Maryli Secrest has filed a complaint with the State Elections Enforcement Commission and Office of the Connecticut Secretary of the State regarding “the disenfranchise of electors who have requested an absentee ballot and will be prevented from voting by this process.”

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Foster Sharpens Contrast With Opponents, Supporter Urges Feds To Monitor AB Voting For Primary

September 4th, 2015 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events

UPDATE: Roughly 900 absentee ballot applications were dropped off at Town Clerk’s Office Friday. In an interview with Channel 8, Democratic candidate for mayor Mary-Jane Foster says her primary opponents Bill Finch and Joe Ganim “are two career politicians who are cut out of the same cloth, they’re one in the same.”

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Foster Warns Of Absentee Ballot Abuse

September 3rd, 2015 · 12 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events

If you receive an absentee ballot and did not request one, Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster wants you to contact state elections officials. In a letter to Democratic electors who could vote by absentee ballot Foster asks for their vote if they receive a requested ballot. Foster’s letter closes with a P.S. “Do not let […]

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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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Foster Pledges To Post Campaign Finance Report On Website

July 13th, 2015 · 23 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: Her report is up now, here. If you ask short-handed staff in the Town Clerk’s Office to make copies of campaign finance reports of the candidates for mayor, it will cost you more than $500. Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster says she will post her report  on her campaign website “for the whole world […]

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White: Speaking Out Leads To Budget White Out–Saga Of City Council Conflicts

April 4th, 2015 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Former City Councilman Tom White provides insight into conflicts that arise with city employees serving on the budget and legislative body. He had served as council staff support but, as he writes, “I stuck my neck out and did what I thought was right by expressing concerns which may be labeled as misappropriation of funds.” […]

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