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Ganim Mayoral Campaign Structurally Messy With Strength Of Passion

August 17th, 2015 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

What Joe Ganim’s mayoral campaign lacks in organizational tightness it compensates with a premium on passion. Ganim lacks a traditional campaign manager, a consistently staffed media presence, or chief strategist familiar with Bridgeport campaign turf. And often Ganim, a relentless campaigner, appears to be candidate, chief cook and bottle washer. What the campaign does enjoy […]

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OIB Poll: Top Mayor Past 25 Years

August 7th, 2015 · 32 Comments · News and Events

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OIB Rewind: Fireworks Break Out At 1989 Democratic Convention

July 4th, 2015 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

On this July 4th weekend we salute the fireworks at the July 1989 Democratic Town Committee endorsement session for mayor, just a few weeks away from what could be a contentious battle for party support between Mayor Bill Finch and Joe Ganim at Testo’s Restaurant. Both Finch and Ganim, by the way, were in the […]

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More Interest In This Mayoral Race?

June 17th, 2015 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

On the evening of July 21, the 90-member Democratic Town Committee will meet at Testo’s Restaurant, the political flagship of party leader Mario Testa, to endorse a variety of candidates for municipal office with the main act the office for mayor. Incumbent Bill Finch has an edge for the endorsement with Joe Ganim at least a […]

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Candidates Position As Public Safety Becomes Campaign Focus, Ganim Accuses Finch Of Failing To Act

June 17th, 2015 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Will it be a long hot violent summer? Or relatively peaceful? Last week’s historic shootings at Trumbull Gardens housing project that wounded eight and killed a man placed public safety at the center of the mayoral election. How Mayor Bill Finch responds and his opponents react can dictate voter movement in the race.

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Ganim Officially Enters Race For Mayor, Claims Lessons Learned

May 6th, 2015 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Saying he “learned some very tough lessons” from his conviction on federal corruption charges in 2003, former Mayor Joe Ganim has officially entered the race for the city’s top position filing a candidate committee on Tuesday after raising more than $50,000 in one night in an exploratory phase two weeks ago. Ganim plans a formal […]

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With Ganim On The Horizon, Finch Pitches Diversity In Police Department Recruitment Effort

March 17th, 2015 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

In an election year, closing in on the deadline to apply for the latest police recruitment class, Mayor Bill Finch was flanked by members of the city’s clergy including Anthony Bennett, Bernadette Maynard-Hickman and Charlie Stallworth (see video), promoting diversity that reflects the makeup of the city. In doing so Finch is reaching out to […]

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How Lowell Weicker’s Windfall For Bridgeport Rescued The City

February 2nd, 2015 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

We generally pay tribute to people when they die. How about doing it while they are still among the living? If Bridgeport had a Monument Park for politicians, former Governor Lowell Weicker, now 83 years old, deserves one measuring his full 6’6″ stature. He was the closest thing the city’s ever experienced to a benevolent […]

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