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September 2015 Shocker: Revenant Ganim Stuns Finch, Wins Primary, Finch Botches November Ballot Spot

December 28th, 2015 · No Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Is there any doubt about the story of the year in Connecticut’s largest city? Joe Ganim rocketed from political hell to heaven defeating incumbent Bill Finch in the September primary on his way to a general election win. OIB story from primary night: Former Mayor Joe Ganim on Wednesday bolstered his quest for redemption shocking Mayor […]

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What’s Tom McCarthy’s Future?

December 28th, 2015 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics

He’s been mum publicly but according to several city employees City Council President Tom McCarthy, who’s also deputy director of Labor Relations, is saying he’ll be off the city payroll likely early in the new year. What will he do? For now Big Mac, normally open with the media, says he has nothing to report […]

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August 2015 Highlights: Mayoral Primary Turns Ugly, Finch KKK Mailer Backfires, Ganim Fixes Hole In Fence, More Gun Violence

December 28th, 2015 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

The most-watched mayoral race in Connecticut heated up in August with Mayor Bill Finch’s campaign kicking out an inflammatory mailer accusing Joe Ganim of representing a white supremacist. In fact, Ganim served as a paralegal for a law firm that represented an African American acquitted in federal court of providing arms to a white supremacist. […]

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February 2015 News Highlights

December 21st, 2015 · 1 Comment · News and Events

– Just two years after he was serenaded for his public service following a Democratic primary loss, Ed Gomes returned to the State Senate on Friday following his mighty special election win running on the Working Families Party line to replace the man who defeated him, Andres Ayala, now the commissioner of the Department of […]

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Election Lovers Mark Your Calendars

December 9th, 2015 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Town committee primaries will take place March 1 (and there will be primaries). Primaries for state legislative seats August 9. If you think serial political operatives haven’t red-marked those dates, think again. The wheels are already turning for the 2016 election cycle.

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Voter Turnout For Mayoral Election Runs About Even With Statewide Average, Ganim Eyes McLevy Green For Inaugural

November 11th, 2015 · 2 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Bridgeport’s general election turnout of 33.67 percent last week was about one point above the statewide average for municipal elections, according to statistics released by Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill. The turnout in the city was substantially higher than the mayoral election four years ago, driven by Joe Ganim’s presence on the ballot. […]

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Eyes On Bridgeport Vote, Steady Turnout In Historic Election

November 3rd, 2015 · 40 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Mid-point update: On a perfect day for voting, turnout is steady throughout most city precincts as more than 61,000 eligible electors will choose Bridgeport’s next mayor. Turnout in the Democratic primary was about one-third when Joe Ganim upset incumbent Bill Finch in the largest raw turnout in 30 years for a mayoral primary. Based on […]

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Pols Turn Up Heat On Merrill To Monitor Election, She Responds

November 2nd, 2015 · 40 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Following a call last week by Mary-Jane Foster’s campaign for Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill to monitor the mayoral election, others are also weighing in. From Brian Lockhart, CT Post.

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