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OIB Rewind: Fireworks Break Out At 1989 Democratic Convention

July 4th, 2015 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

On this July 4th weekend we salute the fireworks at the July 1989 Democratic Town Committee endorsement session for mayor, just a few weeks away from what could be a contentious battle for party support between Mayor Bill Finch and Joe Ganim at Testo’s Restaurant. Both Finch and Ganim, by the way, were in the […]

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More Interest In This Mayoral Race?

June 17th, 2015 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

On the evening of July 21, the 90-member Democratic Town Committee will meet at Testo’s Restaurant, the political flagship of party leader Mario Testa, to endorse a variety of candidates for municipal office with the main act the office for mayor. Incumbent Bill Finch has an edge for the endorsement with Joe Ganim at least a […]

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Coviello Seeks Another Run For Mayor

June 10th, 2015 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

While Mayor Bill Finch makes his official announcement for a third four-year term Thursday night at Captain’s Cove Seaport, Charlie Coviello will trumpet another run for the mayoralty at White’s Diner on Boston Avenue.

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The Mayoral Campaign Really Starts Memorial Day Weekend

May 23rd, 2015 · 49 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

The late OIB correspondent John Gilmore said mayoral elections do not begin in earnest until Memorial Day. Well here we go, time to take inventory.

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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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The Wacky World Of Mayoral Politics

April 1st, 2015 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Howard Gardner says he’s going all the way. Charlie Coviello says the same thing. A lot of political positioning is underway for a potential September Democratic mayoral primary in a challenge of two-term incumbent Bill Finch. While Gardner and Coviello are officially in the race, former Mayor Joe Ganim and 2011 candidate Mary-Jane Foster are […]

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Coviello Enters Mayoral Race

March 11th, 2015 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Claiming “real solutions, not promises,” three-time Democratic mayoral candidate Charlie Coviello is once again running for the city’s top office, the first formal challenger against Mayor Bill Finch.

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Surfs Up! Big Wave Splashes Endorsement For Ed Gomes In State Senate Special Election

February 16th, 2015 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Former State Representative Chris Caruso, who’s maintained a low public profile since joining Governor Dan Malloy’s administration in 2011, is actively supporting Ed Gomes in the February 24 special election for State Senate.

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