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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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The Joe And Mario Show, Ganim Returns To Statewide Ambition

May 2nd, 2017 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Joe Ganim’s in the 2018 race for governor, an exploratory phase anyway. Now what? He raises money while waging a parallel campaign to qualify for the state’s public financing program either through an administrative remedy or court action. And along the way he needs to choose his words carefully about what he says about pols […]

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Ganim To Explore Long-Shot Run For Governor

April 28th, 2017 · 33 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Eager for another shot at the governor’s office, one he thought was his time until derailed by a public corruption conviction in 2003, Mayor Joe Ganim on Friday filed exploratory papers for a statewide run. He ran for governor in 1994 and ended up the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor when Bill Curry lost to Republican […]

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