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OIB Poll: Whom Do You Support Now?

October 2nd, 2015 · 46 Comments · City Politics

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Torres Tells Finch To Get Lost, ‘All Of A Sudden They Found Jesus’–Coviello Holds Firm As Well

September 22nd, 2015 · 44 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

With limited options in desperation mode, Mayor Bill Finch Monday evening met with Republican candidate for mayor Enrique Torres urging him to vacate his line so that Finch could run on the GOP line in the general election against Democratic nominee Joe Ganim. Torres rejected Finch’s offer that included several good government initiatives that Torres wants […]

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Job Creation Party Dumped From Ballot, Finch Ballot Spot In Jeopardy

September 22nd, 2015 · 116 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch’s ballot access is not getting better every day. Av Harris, spokesman for the Connecticut Secretary of State’s Office, told OIB Monday afternoon the Job Creation Party that was created as a backup plan if Finch did not survive the Democratic primary will not have a ballot spot as a result of failing […]

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Dem Registration Up For Primary Vote

September 15th, 2015 · 40 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: Only about 40 absentee ballots were received by mail Tuesday by the Town Clerk’s Office bringing the total number of voters by absentee to 941 with one day left. On primary day, however, another approximately 500 have come in, still below original projections, based on more than 2,700 mailed, but perhaps enough to swing […]

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Mayoral Candidates Debate Issues At Business Community And Church Forums

September 10th, 2015 · 62 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: Candidates also appeared at Mount Aery Baptist Church Thursday night for an “accountability assembly.” Eight mayoral candidates, five of whom are running solely in the November general election, debated issues Thursday morning at a sparsely attended forum at Housatonic Community College hosted by the Bridgeport Regional Business Council. Video of the forum is attached […]

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Primary Lineup Complete, Absentee Ballots Ready This Week

August 24th, 2015 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: Three names will appear on the September 16 Democratic primary ballot for mayor: Bill Finch, Joe Ganim and Mary-Jane Foster. School board member Howard Gardner and Charlie Coviello failed to petition onto the ballot. Mayoral candidates will have ballot company from citywide candidates as well as City Council candidates in several districts.  Absentee ballots […]

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Debate Rules Set For Mayoral Forum

August 21st, 2015 · 24 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Wednesday at 7 p.m. the first Democratic mayoral forum will take place at the Holiday Inn Downtown featuring Bill Finch, Joe Ganim and Mary-Jane Foster. Still awaiting word if Howard Gardner qualified for the ballot via petition effort. Charlie Coviello was notified on Friday he did not have the 1,900 validated signatures to make the […]

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No Ink Love For Gardner And Coviello, But Could They Be Factors If They Make The Ballot?

August 14th, 2015 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Every day someone asks who’s gonna win the September 16 Democratic mayoral primary? And every day, so far at least, no clear picture has emerged that makes this a slam dunk with so many variables in play.

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