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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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Ganim Stresses Democratic Partnership With Urban Centers, GOP Running State “Death For Me And My City”

November 20th, 2017 · 53 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

Edging closer to a formal declaration for governor, Mayor Joe Ganim on Saturday pitched members of the political action organization The Voices of Women of Color, stressing cities as the economic drivers to build a “new Connecticut economy.”

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Lauretti Touts Fundraising Threshold

October 25th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

A key marker to become a viable statewide candidate is qualifying for Connecticut’s Citizens Election Program of publicly financed races. The money will not be parceled out until after respective party conventions in May where candidates need 15 percent delegate support in lieu of petitioning directly onto the primary ballot via signatures. The campaign payday […]

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Pull Out Checkbook, It’s Joe’s Birthday

October 18th, 2017 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

If it’s a candidate’s birthday, what better gift than a campaign contribution? To a candidate’s way of thinking, anyway. Saturday night, at the Trumbull home of city employee Danny Pizarro, “Joe Ganim’s Birthday Bash” requires a minimum $100 contribution to his 2018 exploratory campaign for governor.

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