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Entries Tagged as 'John Rowland'

Wyman, Political Charisma Shackled By Malloy Economic Baggage?

April 25th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

She’s one of the most charismatic figures in state politics, highly desired at public events, her smile, wink and gravelly voiced Brooklyn enthusiasm a natural replacement for the stoicism of Democratic Governor Dan Malloy who’s not seeking reelection. But if Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman runs for the state’s top spot is she simply the political charmer […]

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Weighing Statewide Run, Ganim Ponders Political Options

April 21st, 2017 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim must wait for at least two months before learning if he may qualify for a public campaign grant should he seek a long-shot statewide office in 2018. But will he wait that long before raising money? A slew of statewide candidates are already dialing for dollars.

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Corruption Fighter Chris Mattei Eyes Run For Governor

April 20th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

He locked up John Rowland on campaign finance charges, prosecuted others for public corruption and went after Wall Street profiteers as a federal prosecutor, now Chris Mattei, a Bridgeport attorney who lives in Hartford, is exploring a Democratic run for governor in what is shaping up as a crowded field on both sides of the […]

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WPLR’s Chaz&AJ Dish On Connecticut Characters–Trump, Rowland, Ganim, Linda Blair

April 19th, 2017 · No Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Always remarkable moments appearing live in studio with WPLR’s Chaz&AJ, the highest-rated radio show in Connecticut. We talked Donald Trump, Joe Ganim, John Rowland, even Linda Blair’s bladder. What, you haven’t read about that yet in my new book Connecticut Characters? What are you waiting for? The boys even hit the delay button for something […]

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Considering A Statewide Run, Ganim Asks Elections Enforcement To Clear Him For Public Campaign Funds

April 7th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Pondering a run for statewide office for the 2018 election cycle, Mayor Joe Ganim has asked the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission to provide a ruling on whether he is eligible to participate in the state’s Citizens Election Program of publicly funded races. At issue is a state law that appears to ban candidates with […]

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Connecticut Characters, Personalities Spicing Up The Nutmeg State

March 23rd, 2017 · 6 Comments · News and Events

Purchase book here. It took 40 years to write my latest book, Connecticut Characters, Personalities Spicing Up The Nutmeg State. Yes, I write slowly. But soon, it will be available for your reading pleasure or in lieu of that a nice flat surface for target practice. After all, the front cover features images of political […]

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Balletto’s Ballet–Testa Fundraiser Hauls in $43K, $10K Donated To State Party

February 18th, 2017 · 64 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

When Bridgeport Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa hosted a fundraiser in November at his Madison Avenue restaurant it was billed as a general election rally to also commemorate the one-year anniversary of Mayor Joe Ganim’s comeback. Backed by the political payroll and developers, with an all-star cast of city and state politicians, the chairman flexed […]

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Bridgeport’s Progress Key To Ganim’s Statewide Future

January 25th, 2017 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Development and Zoning, State Politics

This is a big political year for Mayor Joe Ganim in more ways than one. He needs budget stability in his second full year back in office after a challenging first year fiscally. He also must show progress to political leaders around the state as he positions for a potential statewide run in 2018. That […]

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