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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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Gardner: Good Night’s Sleep, Mr. Mayor? The Quest To Work For All Citizens

January 14th, 2015 · 8 Comments · City Politics, Education

Board of Education member Howard Gardner, considering a mayoral run, shares this commentary about the need for a city that works for “all its citizens.” If I’ve learned anything during my first 12 months on the Bridgeport Board of Education, it is this–education reform is hard; not hard as being insolvable; hard in that it […]

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Ed Gomes: I’m In For State Senate Special Election

December 29th, 2014 · 52 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Sounding reinvigorated at a youthful 78 years young, Ed Gomes says he’ll seek a return to the State Senate seat he occupied when a special election is called in January after incumbent Andres Ayala presumably accepts appointment by Governor Dan Malloy as commissioner of the state Department of Motor Vehicles.

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Foster To Make Decision About Mayoral Run In January

December 6th, 2014 · 56 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

The length of the holiday shopping list pales in comparison to the list of things to do for a mayoral run. That’s where potential candidates are guided by dear old MOM: money, organization, message. Each category has its own checklist and 2011 Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster is examining her list to determine if a […]

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Will Ganim Get Back In The Game?

November 14th, 2014 · 57 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

About 10 months from a Democratic primary–if there is a Democratic primary–Mayor Bill Finch has amassed a mighty $300,000 campaign warchest in his quest for a third four-year term next year. Several potential candidates have expressed interest in running for mayor while one high-profile pol, former Mayor John Fabrizi, has pulled out, sobered by the […]

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Fabs Says No To Mayoral Run

November 5th, 2014 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Uninspiring poll numbers, the dread of raising campaign cash and the reelection of Dan Malloy as governor have all contributed to former Mayor John Fabrizi declining a bid for the job he occupied from April of 2003 through November of 2007.

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Does “The Movement” For Mayor Beat A Pulse For 2015? Or Flatlined?

October 29th, 2014 · 51 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Library, News and Events

The Movement “to raise issues facing the citizens of Bridgeport, educate and engage people in fostering real changes” will conduct its third community forum on Thursday, 6 p.m. at the Bridgeport Public Library Downtown, featuring former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker, who has his Black Rock home for sale, as the featured speaker.

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Can ‘The Movement’ Build Momentum?

October 7th, 2014 · 26 Comments · City Politics, Library, News and Events

A group calling itself “The Movement” will conduct a forum featuring potential mayoral candidates on Wednesday 6 p.m. at the Black Rock Library, 2705 Fairfield Avenue. Several possible candidates are jockeying to challenge two-term incumbent Democrat Bill Finch in 2015.

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