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Entries Tagged as 'Buddy Cianci'

Revisiting Ganim’s Historic Comeback

November 3rd, 2016 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

One year ago on Nov. 3, Joe Ganim made history reclaiming the mayoral office he was forced out of following his conviction on federal corruption charges in 2003. Thursday night city Democrats and supporters will honor the one-year anniversary of that election at a fundraiser at Testo’s Restaurant owned by Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa. […]

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The Movie Script No One Would Believe–How We Got To This Point On The Verge Of The Vote For Mayor

November 2nd, 2015 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

If you had scripted the city’s mayoral race to Hollywood filmmakers, they’d probably call the cops to lock you up in disbelief. Heck, a couple of mayoral candidates on Tuesday’s ballot have been locked up. Even a scribe who’s covering the race had an involuntary vacation. It’s not every day a mayoral candidate can actually […]

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Panuzio Calls Foster Sunshine And Blue Sky

October 29th, 2015 · 33 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

In a read similar to an editorial board endorsement, former Republican Mayor Nick Panuzio, 1971-75, shares his support for Mary-Jane Foster for mayor. This commentary first appeared in the CT Post. The mayor’s race in Bridgeport this year is “classic Bridgeport.” While there are many mayoral candidates for the Nov. 3 election, the two main […]

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A Month Remains To Election–Is There An October Surpise?

October 5th, 2015 · 58 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education

Four weeks left to this historic, bizarre, wacky, surreal, twisty yo-yo of a mayoral election. And we’re not done yet. Time to take inventory how we got to this point and the fascination of the general election.

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Providence Mayor: Leopard Does Not Change His Spots

September 11th, 2015 · 39 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Flanked by Mayor Bill Finch and political supporters at the Steel Point redevelopment area of the East Side, Providence, Rhode Island Mayor Jorge Elorza who defeated mayor-turned-felon Buddy Cianci last year drew a parallel with Finch’s reelection battle with Joe Ganim asserting “To all the voters in Bridgeport, it’s important to remember that a leopard […]

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Anti-Corruption Bill Does Not Prevent Ganim Candidacy

April 2nd, 2015 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

While former Mayor Joe Ganim tries to regain his old job setting up a high-profile reelection campaign for Mayor Bill Finch, several Bridgeport area residents and business community members testified in support of an anti-corruption bill that if passed would go into effect January 1, 2016 and not impact Ganim’s run this cycle, according to […]

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Foster To Make Decision About Mayoral Run In January

December 6th, 2014 · 56 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

The length of the holiday shopping list pales in comparison to the list of things to do for a mayoral run. That’s where potential candidates are guided by dear old MOM: money, organization, message. Each category has its own checklist and 2011 Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster is examining her list to determine if a […]

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John Rowland, Once Again A Man In The Can, Prison Tips For The Ex-Guv

September 21st, 2014 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

When it comes to public corruption cases, former Governor John Rowland has the wrong judge. U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton is not generally fond of public corruption offenders. When he’s sentenced in December, he’ll likely receive more time than his first go-around in the joint. The following is a story (prison tips for the ex-guv) […]

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