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Primary Has White Shadow

September 2nd, 2015 · 28 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

From CT Post scribe Brian Lockhart: At the height of a political campaign, the blur of promises, charges and countercharges can turn into so much background or white noise for voters.

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The Chairman Speaks–Mario Predicts Close Primary Result

August 31st, 2015 · 49 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Democratic Town Chairman Mario Testa, his relationship with Mayor Bill Finch frosty, tells CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart “I’m the chairman. If they need the help, if they need somebody, they got to come to me. Why should I go to them?” Mario plays coy when asked who’ll get his primary vote after pledging to break […]

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Vandals Cut Through Ganim’s Fence

August 28th, 2015 · 13 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

The patch job Joe Ganim performed on a fence near Trumbull Gardens to keep out perpetrators has been perped. CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart has more:

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Political Punch For Punch, The Slimy Edge To Campaign Season

August 26th, 2015 · 31 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

The first mayoral debate between Bill Finch, Joe Ganim and Mary-Jane Foster will take place Wednesday (tonight) at 7 at the Holiday Inn Downtown. It will be broadcast in English on Radio Cumbre 1450 AM. CT Post scribe Brian Lockhart chronicles the allegation slime between the camps of Finch and Ganim. It sounds like they’re […]

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Candidates Address Campaign Finance Reform

August 23rd, 2015 · 22 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

The campaign camps of Bill Finch, Joe Ganim and Mary-Jane Foster will likely spend combined more than $1 million for the September 16 Democratic primary. What would you do with a cool million bucks? So it begs the question, is public financing of campaigns to weed out the influence of big-money contributors such as what […]

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Ganim’s ‘Big Tent’ Campaign Groups Eclectic Backgrounds

August 15th, 2015 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

If all saints have a past and all sinners a future as Oscar Wilde suggested, Joe Ganim’s comeback bid for mayor has certainly attracted an eclectic group of personalities. CT Post scribe Brian Lockhart examines some of the faces. As pitchmen go, Joseph Ganim got a good one earlier this year when the retired FBI […]

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Ganim Proposes Public Integrity Office, Finch: Keep Ganim Out Of Office

August 10th, 2015 · 67 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Backed by the retired FBI agent who locked him up, former Mayor Joe Ganim announced on Monday a proposal to create an Office of Public Integrity declaring  it “must be independent and nonpartisan. It should have jurisdiction to have oversight of all aspects of Bridgeport’s government operations, agencies, and authorities.” Ganim said if elected mayor […]

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Has ‘Straw Man’ DeParle Accomplished Mission?

August 9th, 2015 · 54 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Opponents of Mayor Bill Finch accused Rich DeParle of serving as a November placeholder for the mayor if he does not survive the September 16 Democratic  primary. Just days after forming a third party and presumably securing enough signatures for a general election ballot spot, DeParle reversed course and dropped out, leaving the Job Creation […]

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