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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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
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 […]
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.
November 2nd, 2015 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
If you had scripted the city’s mayoral race to Hollywood filmmakers, they’d probably call the cops to lock you up in disbelief. Heck, a couple of mayoral candidates on Tuesday’s ballot have been locked up. Even a scribe who’s covering the race had an involuntary vacation. It’s not every day a mayoral candidate can actually […]
October 31st, 2015 · 33 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: The Secretary of the State’s Office has turned down a request from Mary-Jane Foster’s campaign to proactively send observers to the polls for Tuesday’s heated mayoral showdown with Joseph Ganim.
September 30th, 2015 · 175 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Asserting “We must all do our part to ensure Bridgeport’s progress continues and is shared by all,” Mayor Bill Finch, without a ballot spot, dropped out of the race for mayor on Tuesday thrusting his support behind University of Bridgeport Vice President Mary-Jane Foster, a petitioning candidate in November’s election. When asked what he can […]
September 25th, 2015 · 65 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Mayor Bill Finch’s only hope now for a ballot line for the November 3 general election is a state judge. Secretary of the State Denise Merrill announced Friday that irrespective of Finch’s claim to be the mayoral candidate of the Finch-manufactured Job Creation committee “they never submitted any document endorsing a candidate for that office” […]
September 25th, 2015 · 148 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill on Tuesday announced the shadowy political committee manufactured as a backup plan for Mayor Bill Finch’s primary loss failed to meet a key filing deadline. As a result the Job Creation Party will not appear on the November ballot. Now that he claims endorsement by the committee (Democratic […]