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They’ll Need A Shrink The Morning After

August 13th, 2018 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

Wednesday morning five candidates for governor will wake up with a miserable hangover from Tuesday’s primary results. The two who prevail in their respective parties will march on to the general election wondering about their sanity. What if I win? Good luck with that in a state drowning in red ink. And so, OIB resident […]

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One Ringy Dingy, Two Ringy Dingy … Mr. Lamont Where Are You?

August 9th, 2018 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Democratic-endorsed Ned Lamont was a no-show Thursday at the final gubernatorial forum before Tuesday’s primary organized by the Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce. Joe Ganim being Joe Ganim he called Ned, eliciting a chuckle from the audience. See video.

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Lamont Dwarfs Ganim Campaign Spending In Final Days Of Primary

August 9th, 2018 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Days from the Democratic primary for governor, Mayor Joe Ganim’s runyonesque challenge of party-endorsed Ned Lamont has raised about $900,000 since the start of the campaign with about $173,000 cash on hand that will be drained before Tuesday’s vote. See finance report filed with the State Elections Enforcement Commission 7th day preceding primary here. Meanwhile Lamont […]

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OIB Poll: Your Choice For Governor

August 9th, 2018 · 9 Comments · State Politics

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How Much Mud Will Stick In Final Week?

August 7th, 2018 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

One week left to primary day in Connecticut. Who has the mo? Two Democrats and five Republicans have seven more days to persuade electors to advance them to the general election. While Mayor Joe Ganim pitches himself as the ordinary guy against rich-guy Democratic front runner Ned Lamont, two seasoned GOP campaigners Danbury Mayor Mark […]

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Watch: Hearst Interviews With Guber Candidates

August 5th, 2018 · 6 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Hearst Connecticut Media enjoys the largest digital footprint in Connecticut with daily publications in Bridgeport, New Haven, Greenwich, Stamford, Norwalk, Danbury as well as a slew of weeklies. Seven candidates for governor, two Democrats and five Republicans, will appear on the August 14 primary ballot. In advance of that the candidates made their respective pitches […]

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Political Carrion For The Soul

August 4th, 2018 · 7 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

OIB reader Mark Twaing embraces a sourly tang with a savantish edge toward politicians. He knows how to exploit the soft spots–as in the words of Alfred E. Neuman, “Political speeches are like steer horns, a point here, a point there and a lot of bull in between.” Check out Twaing’s takes on the seven candidates […]

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For Governor, Boughton’s Strategic Fountain

July 29th, 2018 · 10 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, the Republican-endorsed candidate for governor, is playing it cool against four rivals in the August 14 primary, Tim Herbst, Steve Obsitnik, David Stemerman and Bob Stefanowski. Relying on a few well-placed jabs, he’s largely staying out of the GOP tit-for-tat scrum. So far, various polls show Boughton’s strategy is on the […]

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