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Gomes Backs Jonathan Harris For Governor

March 2nd, 2018 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

He didn’t support Joe Ganim for his mayoral comeback and now State Senator Ed Gomes isn’t supporting Ganim for governor. The governor’s race is wide open in both major parties. Gomes, who just turned 82, is backing former state commissioner Jonathan Harris, a once peer in the State Senate. Who’s Jonathan Harris? See here.

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Ganim Hauls In $150K At Testo’s Big-Ticket Campaign Fundraiser For Governor

February 23rd, 2018 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Backed by a high-rollers’ reception that included maximum personal contributions of $3,500, Mayor Joe Ganim’s Runyonesque run for governor raised roughly $150,000 Thursday night at Testo’s Restaurant whose owner Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa ballot-positions Ganim for a May party convention and Democratic primary in August. More than 100 attended the fundraiser.

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A Slice Of Political Pie, Ganim’s Mystic Calling In Stonington

February 2nd, 2018 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

So after Stonington Connecticut (think Mystic Village), you hit the Rhode Island border. Such is life on the campaign trail for Mayor Joe Ganim. Thursday night he addressed the Stonington Democratic Town Committee searching for party support in an uphill battle for governor. Thirty years ago the film Mystic Pizza featured secret ingredients in its special […]

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Calling All Candidates–Turn Cities Into Economic Drivers? State Has No Plan

January 22nd, 2018 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, State Politics

Connecticut has no plan to transform cities into regional economic drivers. The pols in charge say they do, but it’s fallacious spin. Cities should and must be economic drivers. When that occurs everyone benefits. The evidence of urban economics for the greater good is overwhelming. Every time a city befalls trouble in Connecticut be it […]

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Kohut Chalkboards Governor’s Race, It’s Ganim Versus Walker–Fire Up Tent And Tickets!

January 19th, 2018 · 37 Comments · State Politics

Jeff Kohut, Bridgeport’s studious political nerd, offers this prediction for the November gubernatorial election, a battle between Bridgeport residents Joe Ganim and David Walker. As Kohut points out, “P.T. Barnum would have put it all under a tent and sold tickets.”

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Ganim Begins Staff Up; Bysiewicz, Lamont Ramp Up For Governor

January 10th, 2018 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

UPDATE: Ganim finance report here. This capricious gubernatorial cycle may land two high-profile candidates soon in former Connecticut Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz and 2010 Democratic candidate for governor Ned Lamont who lost a primary to Dan Malloy. Meanwhile Mayor Joe Ganim’s fundraising report filed with State Elections Enforcement Commission will show that he […]

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For Ganim, It’s All About MOM, The Search For Statewide Relevance

January 2nd, 2018 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

A candidate without a message is like a dog without a bark. As Mayor Joe Ganim embarks his official run for governor this week, it’s the stew of blending three key ingredients because campaigns are like having dear old MOM at your side–message, organization and money. Sometimes, in rare situations, one of the three is […]

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City Issues Bond Sale To Reduce Debt Service Payments–Ganim Needles Bronin’s Bailout

December 28th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events, State Politics

A bond sale to reduce pension liability is not generally a sexy story line, but when a mayor is trying to reduce costs, especially as a candidate for governor in a state with crippling debt issues, it’s certainly something Joe Ganim will leverage as a talking point. It also helps Ganim contrast his city with […]

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