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Entries Tagged as 'Joe Lieberman'

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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Kos: Connecticut’s Political Environment For Guber Dem Sucky, Malloy’s Baggage

June 1st, 2018 · 11 Comments · National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The Daily Kos political analysis site has released its first gubernatorial race ratings for 2018 calling Connecticut’s open seat for governor a toss-up. Governor Dan Malloy’s ratings baggage coupled with the state’s economic stagnation has unaffiliated voters that swing statewide races in a cranky mood. The national political mood, however, could rescue the Democrat, presumably […]

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Ganim’s “Big Ones” Has People Talking–Nerdy Ned Versus Lunch Bucket Joe

May 25th, 2018 · 19 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Chatting at the OIB 10th anniversary party Wednesday night in the Carousel Building of Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, where horses go ’round and ’round, former City Councilman Bob “Troll” Walsh who knows all about city political races peered across the room at a grizzled political horse, clipboard in hand, politely asking Democratic guests if they’d sign […]

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Does Ballot Order Matter? Intriguing Possibilities For Primaries

May 24th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

If ballot lineups matter in Democratic primaries the August contests could show some strange configurations. A number of candidates including Mayor Joe Ganim for governor as well as contenders for state office are hustling signatures to wage primary contests.

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Ganim Comes Up Short For Primary Ballot Spot, But Petition Drive Continues To Challenge Lamont

May 19th, 2018 · 33 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim’s appeal to delegates at the Democratic party convention on Saturday came up short of the 15 percent threshold necessary to place his name on the August primary ballot to challenge party-endorsed Ned Lamont for governor. This means Ganim’s petitioning effort to make the ballot continues. Ganim needs more than 15,000 verified signatures […]

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