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Entries Tagged as 'John Rowland'

Mattei Shows Another Impressive Fundraising Quarter

October 4th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Bridgeport attorney Chris Mattei, a former federal prosecutor, enjoyed another mighty fundraising quarter once again cracking more than $100,000 in small donations raised that places him close to the financial threshold required to receive more than $1 million in public dollars for a 2018 Democratic primary for governor.

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Keeley Seeks Court Relief Following 1 Vote Primary Loss

September 30th, 2017 · 30 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis, no stranger to sorting out thorny city election issues, will decide if former State Rep. Bob Keeley is worthy of a mulligan against incumbent Jeanette Herron who bested him by a walloping 1 vote in the September 12 Democratic primary for City Council in the 133rd District. Keeley is asking […]

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Dems Break From Leadership To Support Republican Budget, Malloy Vows Veto, Stafstrom: GOP Plan ‘Very Bad’ For Bridgeport

September 17th, 2017 · 28 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Three Democrats in the State Senate and then five in the State House crossed the aisle to pass a Republican budget early Saturday morning that Governor Dan Malloy says he’ll veto which will force another round of discussions to approve a spending plan tardy since July 1.

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Bass Hooks Ganim For Interview, ‘The Dangers Of Politics …They’re Watching You’–Ganim: They Should

August 24th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Why go back into politics where the feds could be watching you? OIB friend Paul Bass, editor of the New Haven Independent and host of Dateline New Haven on the affiliate radio station WNHH, interviewed Mayor Joe Ganim on Thursday covering numerous topics including his comeback, running for governor, public financing of campaigns and sanctuary […]

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Seeking Public Campaign Cash For Governor Run, Ganim Suing State Watchdog Group

August 2nd, 2017 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

A lobbyist convicted of bribing a state official would not be permanently prohibited from receiving public campaign funds, nor a convicted murderer, according to a lawsuit expected to be filed this week in federal district court on behalf of Mayor Joe Ganim who’s seeking relief from a state ruling that blocks his participation in Connecticut’s […]

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Rejecting Lobbyist Loot, Mattei Raises Dough With A Reformer’s Touch

July 3rd, 2017 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

So far this is a wide-open gubernatorial election cycle for 2018. An open seat, Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman not clearly signaling her intentions, a slew of candidates, committed or through exploratory, raising money to leverage millions in public dollars. It provides room for a sleeper. On the Democratic side it may be Chris Mattei, a […]

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State Election Watchdog Stiffs Ganim On Public Campaign Funds, Ganim Pledges Court Action

June 21st, 2017 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

If Mayor Joe Ganim is to receive public campaign funds in his quest for statewide office, he’ll need a court order. The State Elections Enforcement Commission on Wednesday validated a proposed declaratory ruling in May disqualifying Ganim from participating in the state’s Citizens Election Program of publicly funded races as he explores a run for […]

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Mattei: Authoritarians Demand Loyalty To Themselves, Democracies Demand Loyalty To The Law

June 8th, 2017 · No Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Bridgeport attorney Chris Mattei who prosecuted several public figures as an assistant United States attorney, including former Governor John Rowland, weighs in on fired FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before Congress. Mattei is exploring a Democratic run for governor.

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