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Entries Tagged as 'Joe Ganim'

Ganim Qualifies For Gubernatorial Primary Ballot To Challenge Lamont

June 19th, 2018 · 6 Comments · State Politics, Uncategorized

Mayor Joe Ganim on Tuesday qualified for the August 14 primary ballot for governor to challenge Democratic endorsed Ned Lamont, according to the Connecticut Secretary of the State’s Office. Ganim becomes the first Democrat to make the ballot via a signature process for governor since Connecticut approved a direct primary process about 15 years ago.

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Ganim: Trump As Immoral A President We Have Seen In This Country

June 19th, 2018 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Shortly after Donald Trump’s presidential election, Mayor Joe Ganim declared “Give him a chance to take a deep breath and, I hope, come out with reassurances that the extreme part of his campaign was left behind. My sense is, you’ve got a good man there”. Joe has changed his tune for the gubernatorial campaign trail, calling […]

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McCarthy Bids Goodbye To City Council A Second Time

June 19th, 2018 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

He thought he had bid farewell to the City Council last year, but just when he thought he was out former council President Tom McCarthy was pulled back in courtesy of court intervention involving a Democratic primary in the 133rd District that looks like it will finally be resolved in the upcoming general election.

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Campaign Lesson–Taking “Teacher” To Task

June 18th, 2018 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events, State Politics

Fact-checking is standard operating procedure in campaigns. How much latitude does a candidate take burnishing a resume? Mayor Joe Ganim, running for governor, has received an assist from Superintendent of Schools Aresta Johnson rebutting Democratic-endorsed Ned Lamont’s claim he was a “teacher” at Harding High School more than a decade ago.

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Ganim Moves Closer To Ballot Approval

June 16th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim is moving closer to officially qualifying for the August primary ballot for governor. On Friday the Office of the Connecticut Secretary of the State reported Ganim has 11,295 verified signatures from Democratic electors in Connecticut of 15,458 required to challenge party-endorsed Ned Lamont for governor. On Friday the Ganim campaign thanked political […]

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Lamont’s Urban Challenge, Connecting With Voters

June 15th, 2018 · 13 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Cordial, decent, smart, successful. Those are observations some voters express about wealthy Greenwich businessman Ned Lamont, the Democratic-endorsed candidate for governor. But does he connect with voters, more specifically in urban areas? Lamont has advantages over Mayor Joe Ganim presuming he qualifies for an August primary against Lamont. Campaigns are all about contrasts and in urban […]

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Candidate Petition Drives End, Counting By Registrars Continues, Ganim Piles Up 32,000 Signatures

June 12th, 2018 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim’s petitioning campaign for governor has amassed roughly 32,000 signatures, 10,000 from Bridgeport, about twice the verified number he needs in his quest to qualify for an August 14 primary against Democratic-endorsed Ned Lamont. Tuesday was the final opportunity to submit signatures to local elections officials who will review the petitions to determine […]

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When In Congress, Go Back To Congress Street Bridge, Himes Returns

June 12th, 2018 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Ten years ago, challenging incumbent Republican Chris Shays, Jim Himes made his bones in Bridgeport barbecuing Shays on his failure to deliver bucks for a replacement drawbridge over the Pequonnock River to reconnect the East Side with Downtown forcing headquarters for the city’s Fire Department to navigate a longer route for responses after the bridge […]

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