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Ganim Mayoral Campaign Structurally Messy With Strength Of Passion

August 17th, 2015 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

What Joe Ganim’s mayoral campaign lacks in organizational tightness it compensates with a premium on passion. Ganim lacks a traditional campaign manager, a consistently staffed media presence, or chief strategist familiar with Bridgeport campaign turf. And often Ganim, a relentless campaigner, appears to be candidate, chief cook and bottle washer. What the campaign does enjoy […]

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Ganim’s ‘Big Tent’ Campaign Groups Eclectic Backgrounds

August 15th, 2015 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

If all saints have a past and all sinners a future as Oscar Wilde suggested, Joe Ganim’s comeback bid for mayor has certainly attracted an eclectic group of personalities. CT Post scribe Brian Lockhart examines some of the faces. As pitchmen go, Joseph Ganim got a good one earlier this year when the retired FBI […]

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Ganim Proposes Public Integrity Office, Finch: Keep Ganim Out Of Office

August 10th, 2015 · 67 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Backed by the retired FBI agent who locked him up, former Mayor Joe Ganim announced on Monday a proposal to create an Office of Public Integrity declaring  it “must be independent and nonpartisan. It should have jurisdiction to have oversight of all aspects of Bridgeport’s government operations, agencies, and authorities.” Ganim said if elected mayor […]

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Ganim Opens Another Headquarters, Is Joe’s Schtick Sticking? Plans Details On Public Integrity Unit

August 10th, 2015 · 85 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: If the number of campaign headquarters matter in a Democratic primary, Joe Ganim’s in the lead. He has a presence in the North End (2), East End and now the East Side. Could the South End, West Side and Black Rock be in the future? What’s more important, the size of a candidate’s ideas […]

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Ganim’s First Mailer: ‘Made Mistakes, Paid For Them’–Were They Mistakes Or By Design? Finch Campaign: Ganim Can’t Be Trusted

August 2nd, 2015 · 110 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

In his first campaign mailer, former Mayor Joe Ganim tries to immunize himself from opponent criticism declaring “I did good things as Bridgeport’s Mayor … My opponents are going to launch a tirade of personal attacks against me never before seen in Bridgeport’s history.” Of course opponents will argue never before in Bridgeport’s history did […]

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Ganim Campaign Finance Report Thick With Donors, Cops Host Pig Roast

July 12th, 2015 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Retired and active city police officers, contractors, lawyers and family members are among the major donors to Joe Ganim’s comeback bid for mayor, according to his monstrous 700-page campaign finance report filing at the Town Clerk’s Office for the period ending June 30 in which he raised more than $200k in a two-month stretch.

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Will Ganim Be Mr. Ethical Next Time? Or Pinocchio Joe?

June 6th, 2015 · 40 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Former Mayor Joe Ganim, responding to critics who wonder what will be different if he’s elected mayor again, says he will “create an independent Office of Public Integrity–and select someone from outside of city government to create the toughest ethical laws of any municipality in Connecticut.” Although relentlessly knocking on doors, making phone calls, kissing […]

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Flats Looks To Lift Joe’s Comeback

May 23rd, 2015 · 36 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Former Fairfield First Selectman Ken Flatto is supporting Joe Ganim’s comeback for mayor, joining the retired FBI agent who put Joe in the joint. CT Post scribe Brian Lockhart has more. Ex-Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim is looking to forge an armor of respectability for himself as he attempts to reclaim the job he lost in […]

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