Update re Shane Gaskins. Countering a flood of union endorsements for Mayor Bill Finch, former Mayor Joe Ganim on Thursday trotted out endorsements from 12 African American ministers with a message focused on taxes, finances and public safety. From Ganim campaign: Today, several African American religious leaders within the city of Bridgeport announced their support […]
Entries Tagged as 'Chris Murphy'
August 14th, 2015 · 96 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
August 4th, 2015 · 26 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
Update on Bass Pro jobs fair here U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy have implored the chief executive of Bass Pro Shops to “stop selling guns to people who do not first definitively pass a background check.” The senators urge the public to boycott America’s largest sporting goods stores if they do not comply. […]
August 4th, 2015 · 15 Comments · City Politics, Firefighters, News and Events
From the Finch campaign: Today, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 488 announced that they are supporting Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch re-election bid.
July 21st, 2015 · 9 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
From the Finch campaign: Today, former Bridgeport Mayors John Fabrizi, Tom Bucci, and Leonard Paoletta announced their Democratic Primary support for incumbent Mayor Bill Finch’s re-election campaign.
July 16th, 2015 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
On Wednesday endorsements for Mayor Bill Finch’s reelection came from U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy. On Thursday Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen weighed in, crediting the two-term mayor with “rebuilding its image and, along with its image, its economy.” When he served in the State Senate, Jepsen had a scratchy relationship with former […]
July 15th, 2015 · 51 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events
From Finch reelection campaign: Today, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy have thrown their support behind Mayor Bill Finch’s re-election campaign.
July 9th, 2015 · 31 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events
News release from Mary-Jane Foster campaign: Mary Jane Foster, candidate for the Democratic nomination for mayor in this fall’s election, today called on the City Council to demand any construction contracts entered into by the city for the PT Barnum train station require setasides for Bridgeport residents and that all apprenticeship positions must be filled […]
June 27th, 2015 · 15 Comments · News and Events
2011 petitioning candidate for mayor Jeff Kohut issues this blistering commentary against the city’s political establishment following the attack of an elderly woman in Lake Forest. From Kohut: On Thursday, June 25th, at about 11 AM, an elderly woman was attacked in her home in the Lake Forest neighborhood, in Bridgeport’s North End, by a […]