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Ganim Campaign Swipes Republican Leader’s Audio For Video Hit On Finch

September 2nd, 2015 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Former Mayor Joe Ganim and certainly his campaign strategist loved a piece of audio former Republican House Leader Larry Cafero spewed at the Democratic-controlled legislature a few years ago, they fleeced it as a voice-over for a video attack on Mayor Bill Finch. Nothing like being original, eh? Was this the work of Ganim strategist […]

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Primary Has White Shadow

September 2nd, 2015 · 28 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

From CT Post scribe Brian Lockhart: At the height of a political campaign, the blur of promises, charges and countercharges can turn into so much background or white noise for voters.

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Finch Campaign Hits Ganim On White Supremacist

August 31st, 2015 · 93 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

A mailer by Mayor Bill Finch’s reelection campaign asserts after Joe Ganim spent seven years in prison he “went to work for a white supremacist charged with arming the KKK.” The mailer is based on this CT Post article in which Ganim was “Present in the courtroom for much of the day … working as […]

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The Chairman Speaks–Mario Predicts Close Primary Result

August 31st, 2015 · 49 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Democratic Town Chairman Mario Testa, his relationship with Mayor Bill Finch frosty, tells CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart “I’m the chairman. If they need the help, if they need somebody, they got to come to me. Why should I go to them?” Mario plays coy when asked who’ll get his primary vote after pledging to break […]

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Poop Enters Political Campaign, Sludge War Between Bridgeport And Trumbull

August 31st, 2015 · 75 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning

Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst, embroiled in a years-long dispute with Mayor Bill Finch over sewer user fees, writes in a commentary that also appears in the CT Post “As the race for Mayor of Bridgeport is under way, every Bridgeport resident should ask the candidates for Mayor the following question: If Bridgeport loses 20 […]

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Ganim Wants More Access To Crime Information, City Departments

August 28th, 2015 · 11 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Joe Ganim is calling on the Finch administration to provide daily crime statistics following a question raised by Wednesday night’s debate moderator Ken Dixon of the Connecticut Post. Every Friday police officials meet with media representatives to review crime statistics.

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Vandals Cut Through Ganim’s Fence

August 28th, 2015 · 13 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

The patch job Joe Ganim performed on a fence near Trumbull Gardens to keep out perpetrators has been perped. CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart has more:

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‘Smart Woman,’ Measured Man, Emotional Mayor

August 27th, 2015 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Debates are all about risk-reward factors. For some incumbents such as Bill Finch it’s not a question of whether you emerge as a winner, but getting out of there with no blood on the floor. Challengers Joe Ganim and Mary-Jane Foster had everything to gain against a mightily financed incumbent that allowed them a platform. […]

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