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Lamont: ‘Probably Not’ Support Ganim If He Wins Primary

August 8th, 2018 · 52 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From Chris Keating, Hartford Courant: Democrat Ned Lamont said Tuesday that he would “probably not” support Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim in November if the convicted felon wins next week’s Democratic gubernatorial primary.

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Underdog Ganim Lands Boots Boost From Union Coalition Against Front-Runner Lamont

July 24th, 2018 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim on Monday culled a gubernatorial campaign boost from organized labor that represents nearly 8,000 union households in Connecticut, a much-needed lift of boots on the ground in the face of party-endorsed Ned Lamont enjoying a majority of union support that helps drive turnout in Democratic primaries, in addition to the millions of his […]

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Ganim Wants Lamont To Disclose His Loot

July 19th, 2018 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

When your opponent possesses millions of personal dough to invest in a campaign for governor and you’re lagging far behind on the money front, you trot out a mantra: show us the money. That’s what Mayor Joe Ganim is demanding of Democratic-endorsed Ned Lamont, full financial disclosure. Get ready for more of this in the […]

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Lamont Hopes Message Maven Is On The Mark

July 2nd, 2018 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

In 2006 little-known cable television entrepreneur Ned Lamont stormed the national scene defeating U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman in a Democratic primary. Lamont’s anti-war message that worked in the primary failed to pivot to unaffiliated voters who settle statewide races in Connecticut. Lieberman retained his seat on a third-party line. Four years later Lamont’s overwhelming money […]

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When Kids Are Caged–’Worse Than We Thought’

June 24th, 2018 · 20 Comments · Law Enforcement, National Politics, News and Events

From CT Mirror reporter Anna Radelat: Connecticut lawmakers at the U.S.-Mexico border this weekend said they were moved, and even shocked, by what they saw up close as the effect of the Trump administration’s immigration policy.

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Will Herbst Campaign Strategy Be On The Mark Against Boughton?

June 4th, 2018 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

With deep roots in Bridgeport and eight years as first selectman of Trumbull, Tim Herbst carved out a futuristic profile as a fresh-faced outsider who could emerge as a statewide player in Republican politics. He was 29 years old in 2009 when elected chief executive of Trumbull knocking off incumbent Democrat Ray Baldwin. In 2014, […]

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Comparing Bridgeport And Westport, Suburbs Spend More Than Cities

May 30th, 2018 · 13 Comments · News and Events

Connecticut suburbs, per person, spend more than cities. That’s the conclusion of an article by CT Mirror reporters Keith Phaneuf and Clarice Silber. In an examination of wealth inequality, the story declares … “when municipal spending is examined on a per capita basis, it’s Connecticut’s suburbs–and particularly those in Fairfield County–that lead the way in […]

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Ganim’s “Big Ones” Has People Talking–Nerdy Ned Versus Lunch Bucket Joe

May 25th, 2018 · 19 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Chatting at the OIB 10th anniversary party Wednesday night in the Carousel Building of Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, where horses go ’round and ’round, former City Councilman Bob “Troll” Walsh who knows all about city political races peered across the room at a grizzled political horse, clipboard in hand, politely asking Democratic guests if they’d sign […]

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