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Entries Tagged as 'Kevin Lembo'

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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Malloy Won’t Seek Third Term, Here Come The Candidates

April 13th, 2017 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Dogged by state finances and poor approval ratings, Democratic Governor Dan Malloy announced on Thursday he will not seek another four-year term in 2018. This announcement will trigger a series of decisions by would-be candidates for statewide office be it governor or other constitutional positions such as comptroller and lieutenant governor.

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Walker, Exploring Statewide Run, Declares ‘State On Edge Of Cliff’

April 10th, 2017 · 72 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

WFSB 3 Connecticut Bridgeport resident David Walker, former U.S. Comptroller General and a 2014 Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, announced on Dennis House’s Face The State (video above) that his government and private sector experience make him the strongest potential candidate for governor among the current Republican field for 2018. See Walker website here.

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Ganim Fundraiser Rakes In Roughly $150K

March 24th, 2017 · 48 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

It was like old times again Thursday night for Mayor Joe Ganim and Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa. A full house of more than 300 in the ballroom of Testo’s Restaurant hauled in an estimated $150,000 for the mayor’s 2019 reelection campaign. Why wait for the last minute?

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Ganim Mines Opposition Money In Fundraising Push

March 13th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, State Politics

Political operatives of Mayor Joe Ganim in a push to maximize moolah for his big ticket March 23rd fundraiser at Testo’s Restaurant are mining campaign donations from his 2015 opponents.

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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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Kevin Can’t Wait, Fires Up Portal To View State Employee Salaries

December 7th, 2016 · 23 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

It’s your loot and Connecticut Comptroller Kevin Lembo is making it easier to learn how and where it’s spent and what state employees are earning. On Tuesday he launched Open Payroll see here that highlights real-time payroll information about state employees as well as a portal of top earners and agency costs.

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What’s Ganim’s Grade On Government Reform His First Year Back?

December 1st, 2016 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics

During the 2015 comeback campaign Joe Ganim rolled on a deodorant to mask a past that had forced him from office in 2003: public support from the retired FBI agent Ed Adams who investigated him and vigorous backing from members of the police union. Testimonials from the former fed and active city police officers presented a tonic […]

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