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August 2015 Highlights: Mayoral Primary Turns Ugly, Finch KKK Mailer Backfires, Ganim Fixes Hole In Fence, More Gun Violence

December 28th, 2015 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

The most-watched mayoral race in Connecticut heated up in August with Mayor Bill Finch’s campaign kicking out an inflammatory mailer accusing Joe Ganim of representing a white supremacist. In fact, Ganim served as a paralegal for a law firm that represented an African American acquitted in federal court of providing arms to a white supremacist. […]

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July 2015 Look Back: Finch Wins Endorsement, Testa Backs Ganim, Game On

December 27th, 2015 · 5 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

July 2015 news highlights:  Standing outside the main entrance to his Madison Avenue restaurant, Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa reflected on his scratchy relationship with Mayor Bill Finch shortly after the mayor received the Democratic Town Committee endorsement following a promise by Testa he would break a tie on behalf of Joe Ganim. Testa was […]

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Pluto Politics–Will Bridgeport Be A Punchline Of Jokes?

October 3rd, 2015 · 50 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Sometimes outsiders are so disengaged about local city politics and the viewpoint of urban voters, they may as well be from Pluto. CT Post reporter Ken Dixon examines the outside angst over Joe Ganim’s possible return to City Hall and what it could mean to the investment world. To say that Democratic leaders from throughout […]

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Ganim Campaign Swipes Republican Leader’s Audio For Video Hit On Finch

September 2nd, 2015 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Former Mayor Joe Ganim and certainly his campaign strategist loved a piece of audio former Republican House Leader Larry Cafero spewed at the Democratic-controlled legislature a few years ago, they fleeced it as a voice-over for a video attack on Mayor Bill Finch. Nothing like being original, eh? Was this the work of Ganim strategist […]

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Ganim Wants More Access To Crime Information, City Departments

August 28th, 2015 · 11 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Joe Ganim is calling on the Finch administration to provide daily crime statistics following a question raised by Wednesday night’s debate moderator Ken Dixon of the Connecticut Post. Every Friday police officials meet with media representatives to review crime statistics.

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Watch The Democratic Mayoral Forum

August 28th, 2015 · 18 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Watch the complete Democratic primary debate.

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‘Smart Woman,’ Measured Man, Emotional Mayor

August 27th, 2015 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Debates are all about risk-reward factors. For some incumbents such as Bill Finch it’s not a question of whether you emerge as a winner, but getting out of there with no blood on the floor. Challengers Joe Ganim and Mary-Jane Foster had everything to gain against a mightily financed incumbent that allowed them a platform. […]

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Finch, Ganim And Foster Trade Barbs And Ideas In Spirited Debate

August 26th, 2015 · 70 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Three former allies now political enemies on Wednesday night squared off with some sharp elbows and barbs in the first mayoral forum in a packed Holiday Inn ballroom fronting the hotly contested September 16 Democratic primary.

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