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Entries Tagged as 'Joe Lieberman'

In Attorney General Race It’s The Trump Sycophant Versus Malloy’s Boy

October 16th, 2018 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

The race for Connecticut attorney general could be dubbed the Hatfields versus Malloys. Sue Hatfield, a Donald Trump supporter, is a state prosecutor. State Rep. William Tong, a backer of outgoing Governor Dan Malloy, is co-chair of the Judiciary Committee. The opponents are marrying the two most unpopular pols in Connecticut to each other. In television […]

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For Primaries, The Focus Is Now

July 30th, 2018 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Two weeks left to the August 14 Democratic primaries with candidates for governor leading the ticket. Sleepy, low-turnout summer primaries are capricious ducks with electors focusing late on the candidates as campaign spending and outreach intensifies.

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Ned Got His MTV, Joe Wants His Three-Card Lamont

July 28th, 2018 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim is resurrecting charges made by two prior opponents of Ned Lamont, the Democratic-endorsed candidate for governor, centered on layoffs at his cable television company back in the day. “He should produce the records,” says Ganim. “That’s like me saying I don’t have a felony conviction.” Leave it to Joe to spin a conviction […]

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OIB Exclusive: City Wars, The Race For Governor In Connecticut, Ganim Versus Lamont

July 25th, 2018 · 18 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

In 2015 accomplished filmmaker Don Sikorski chronicled in real time City Wars, Bridgeport’s lightning rod mayoral race that returned Joe Ganim to the mayoralty after his 2003 conviction on federal corruption charges. Sikorski, whose film credits include The Infiltrator starring Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) and the Marines documentary Article 32, is back with a new version of City Wars […]

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Ganim To Report $800K Raised In Quest To Upset Lamont

July 9th, 2018 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim’s campaign for governor has raised in total roughly $800,000 for the latest reporting period ending June 30, a respectable neighborhood under normal circumstances in his underdog challenge of Democratic-endorsed Ned Lamont who will leverage millions of dollars of his personal wealth as they go head-to-head in an August 14 Democratic primary. Where the […]

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Lamont Hopes Message Maven Is On The Mark

July 2nd, 2018 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

In 2006 little-known cable television entrepreneur Ned Lamont stormed the national scene defeating U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman in a Democratic primary. Lamont’s anti-war message that worked in the primary failed to pivot to unaffiliated voters who settle statewide races in Connecticut. Lieberman retained his seat on a third-party line. Four years later Lamont’s overwhelming money […]

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The Ganim-Lamont Matchup, Does Joe Have A Puncher’s Chance?

June 21st, 2018 · 40 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

Joe Ganim is on the August 14 Democratic primary ballot for governor. Now what? He must set forth ideas for the future so voters don’t focus on his past. Easier said than done.

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Ganim Qualifies For Gubernatorial Primary Ballot To Challenge Lamont

June 19th, 2018 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

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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