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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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Fur Flies At GOP Guber Debate

January 11th, 2018 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

What happened to Ronald Reagan’s 11th commandment? Though shall not speak ill of any fellow Republican has gone right in the crapper. This is one crazy guber cycle.

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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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Ganim Gears Up For Governor, Formal Announcement Next Week

December 27th, 2017 · 73 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

UPDATE: video from Doing It Local. He ran on a second-chance message that resurrected him as chief executive of Connecticut’s largest city in 2015 and now Mayor Joe Ganim is gearing up for a 2018 statewide run in which he’ll tout a new Connecticut economy with cities as the economic drivers. Ganim is expected to […]

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2017: Trefz Dies, Honis Retires, Lopez Clocks Parking Meters, Judge Radlciffe Shuts Down Stockpiling Plant

December 26th, 2017 · No Comments · City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

OIB highlights some top stories from February and March. Ernie Trefz, a Bridgeport business community titan for decades whose Downtown-based Trefz Corporation owned dozens of McDonalds franchises, commercial real estate and apartment buildings, passed away Saturday morning. He was a major benefactor of the University of Bridgeport including a business school named for him. He […]

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Walker Tracks Closer To Public Financing For Governor’s Race

December 19th, 2017 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

The 2018 gubernatorial campaign of Bridgeport resident David Walker announced on Tuesday the former U.S. comptroller general has raised roughly $277,000 in contributions of $100 and less in his quest to qualify for the state’s Citizens Election Program of publicly funded races. Under the program candidates must raise small dollar amounts of $250,000 to qualify […]

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Walker Whacks State GOP Over Positive Poll Results For Herbst

December 12th, 2017 · 10 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Bridgeport resident David Walker, Republican candidate for governor, has declared a “non-scientific” post-debate text survey showing former Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst winning, with Walker placing fifth, “inappropriate and grossly misleading.” Walker and Herbst, neither bashful in their observations, are not exactly cuddly Republicans in their quest for the GOP nomination, trading sharp elbows on a number of subjects […]

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Walker: We Have Decided To Fight Than Flee

December 9th, 2017 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Shortly after he came up short in a Republican primary for lieutenant governor in 2014, Bridgeport resident David Walker declared if Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley’s bid failed he’d leave Connecticut. Foley lost. The former U.S. comptroller general, a candidate for governor, has had a change of heart.

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