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Carolanne Curry Leaves John Gomes Campaign

August 2nd, 2011 · 60 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Carolanne Curry, who had served as Democratic mayoral candidate John Gomes’ closest adviser, has departed Team Gomes in an apparent disagreement over the direction of the campaign.

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Shock! Gomes Wants Voters To Decide City Budget

June 15th, 2011 · 59 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics

Democratic mayoral candidate John Gomes wants to give voters the power to approve the city budget. If that ever happened it would be a nightmare. Mayberry towns such as Monroe can get away with insufferable multiple budget votes by electors. It’s not practical for the state’s largest city so reliant on state and federal funding and […]

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Handicapping The Mayoral Race: Finch In Driver’s Seat

June 13th, 2011 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, Library

Mayor Bill Finch is still the favorite to win the Democratic primary September 13 and another four-year term for mayor in the November general election. Could that change? Politics is a crazy business and anything can happen, but a new dynamic must occur for a challenger to submarine Finch based on the current field splitting […]

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Marilyn Moore Joins Gomes For Mayor

June 10th, 2011 · 49 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Political activist Marilyn Moore has been named campaign manager for Democratic mayoral candidate John Gomes. This is a nice pick-up for money-challenged Gomes, the former deputy chief administrative officer for the city who announced his campaign for mayor more than a year ago.

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Modern Plastics: Business Retention As A Campaign Issue, Plus: Jim Carbone Shares Thoughts

November 15th, 2010 · 32 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning

Institutions such as Modern Plastics bailing out of  Bridgeport are toothaches in a reelection cycle. Mayor Bill Finch hopes he doesn’t field anymore of these company defections with all the other issues he must deal with in 2011. When a company says sayonara after 65 years of doing business in the city, especially when the company president […]

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Put On A Pot Of Coffee, The Mayor’s Annual Address

September 20th, 2010 · 8 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning, Firefighters, Law Enforcement

Mayor Bill Finch delivered his annual address to the City Council Monday night. His speech touched on all the usual stuff in the best possible light: the budget, economic development, education, CitiStat. On a day layoffs of several city employees were rescinded as a result of department head screaming, the mayor emphasized that it has been a difficult […]

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What If Ernie And Joe Crashed Bill’s Lunch? Plus: Malloy’s Ned Challenge

June 2nd, 2010 · 10 Comments · City Politics, State Politics

Can you believe it? This week marks Mayor Bill Finch’s 30-month point in office. One year from now we’ll be smack in the middle of a steaming hot mayoral primary. A lot can happen in a year. Right now State Rep. Chris Caruso, although not officially in the race, is poised for a rematch against […]

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Political Advice From MOM, Plus: Is Dick Chicken?

April 19th, 2010 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

John Gomes is challenging Mayor Bill Finch, his former boss. Is Gomes’ run for the Democratic mayoral nomination next year sour grapes for getting canned? Or a legitimate campaign to carry out the governmental reforms he proposed as CitiStat chief he says Finch disregarded to protect sacred cows? Can Gomes raise money? Can he build a campaign […]

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