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Ganim Feels The Love, Raises $50K In Comeback Battle Against Finch’s Mighty Campaign Warchest

April 24th, 2015 · 81 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Update: $50K raised. To chants of “run Joe, run” by roughly 300 supporters in a packed Vazzy’s Four Seasons in Stratford, former Mayor Joe Ganim Thursday night edged closer to an official entry to try to reclaim the position he was forced out of 12 years ago following his conviction on federal corruption charges, promising […]

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Finch Launches Donation Page In Quest For Third Term

April 23rd, 2015 · 23 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

With already more than $400,000 raised, Mayor Bill Finch has launched a campaign donation website as he seeks a third four-year term. Former Mayor Joe Ganim is in an exploratory phase for his old job. School board member Howard Gardner and East End committeeman Charlie Coviello are in the race. Finch’s 2011 Democratic primary opponent […]

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If You Contribute $50, Ganim Will Invite You To His Party

April 23rd, 2015 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Seeking to reclaim the job he left in 2003 following his conviction on corruption charges, Joe Ganim will host his first fundraiser Thursday (tonight) in an exploratory stage for mayor that now includes a website with a donation page. And he has an offer for you.

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Bill, Joe, Mary-Jane–The Race For Money, Positioning And Mayoral Viability

April 20th, 2015 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

This week we’ll learn about Joe Ganim’s initial fundraising strength, Mary-Jane Foster edging closer into the race for mayor while Mayor Bill Finch goes about his business leveraging the power of incumbency in pursuit of a third four-year term with more than $400,000 in his campaign account. All of this appears to be headed for […]

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Malloy Ribs Crowded Mayoral Field

April 17th, 2015 · 53 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Governor Dan Malloy visited Bridgeport Thursday to address business and government officials on his transportation agenda, but with a nod to political priorities got right to the point in the Holiday Inn Downtown: “There’s a little stiffness in the room so I just want to get this out of the way. Everyone who is not […]

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If It’s Drama You Like, Pull Up A Seat To Bridgeport’s Mayoral Race

April 15th, 2015 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

This mayoral cycle has the makings of the best soap opera on the planet. There’s the drama of Joe Ganim exploring a comeback, Bill Finch pursuing a historic third four-year term, and the expected entry of University of Bridgeport executive Mary-Jane Foster, Finch’s 2011 primary opponent, who has experienced her share of drama from her […]

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Will Anti-Corruption Bill Be Salvaged?

April 14th, 2015 · 16 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

What started out as the “Joe Ganim bill” and then went through a series of revisions proposing to bar some felons from running for public office could be doomed for this session of the General Assembly. Bogged down in acrimony, the Judiciary Committee failed to act on more than 40 bills before a Monday deadline […]

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Ganim’s First Big Fundraising Test

April 13th, 2015 · 46 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Are you coughing up $375 for former Mayor Joe Ganim’s first fundraiser? That’s the max that can be contributed to his exploratory committee in what is expected to segue into a full blown candidate committee in search of the job he occupied from November 1991 to April 2003.

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