Asserting “We must all do our part to ensure Bridgeport’s progress continues and is shared by all,” Mayor Bill Finch, without a ballot spot, dropped out of the race for mayor on Tuesday thrusting his support behind University of Bridgeport Vice President Mary-Jane Foster, a petitioning candidate in November’s election. When asked what he can […]
Entries Tagged as 'Chris Caruso'
September 30th, 2015 · 175 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
September 14th, 2015 · 18 Comments · City Politics
Following a commentary from former city activist Josh Nessen condemning Joe Ganim, in response city policy wonk Jeff Kohut claims the former mayor is wiser for his experiences. Josh Nessen wrote a detailed, factual piece about the battle between the grassroots movement of the 1990s to ameliorate the plight of the downtrodden people of the […]
September 14th, 2015 · 31 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events
UPDATE: Editor’s note at bottom. Joshua Nessen served as executive director of the advocacy group Greater Bridgeport Interfaith Action that was involved in city issues in the 1990s. In this commentary he “fears that a dangerous collective amnesia has descended upon the city” regarding Joe Ganim’s candidacy for mayor. Nessen’s commentary: From 1991 to 1998 […]
September 13th, 2015 · 62 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
OIB posters pontificate and prognosticate. Time for political swamis to pull out their crystal balls. Four years ago Bill Finch defeated Mary-Jane Foster in the last Democratic primary for mayor. Roughly 9,200 Dems voted. Most political operatives believe given three candidates including the presence of Joe Ganim on the ballot, interest is higher for Wednesday’s […]
September 2nd, 2015 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Two weeks remaining to this surreal Democratic primary for mayor that features a two-term incumbent seeking to become the second longest serving mayor in history, a former mayor trying to make history returning to the job he had for 11-plus years and a third candidate seeking history as the first Democratic female mayor. And it’s possible, […]
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August 18th, 2015 · 39 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
UPDATE: The Town Clerk’s Office is preparing for a blizzard of absentee ballots for the September 16 Democratic primary. Roughly 4500 absentee ballot applications have been signed out by political operatives for various campaign camps. The actual absentee ballots will be ready August 25, about three weeks before the primary.
July 10th, 2015 · 32 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
In less than two weeks the 90-member Democratic Town Committee will endorse a candidate for mayor as well as others for municipal offices. The next day challenge candidates will commence to petition onto the ballot for the September 16 primary. Who has an edge?
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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