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Entries Tagged as 'Ned Lamont'

Lamont: Tolls For Trucks

June 16th, 2018 · 11 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

 From Ken Dixon, CT Post: Ned Lamont, the Democrats’ endorsed candidate for governor, has been pitching the idea of highway tolls–but only for trucks–as a way to raise the kind of revenue that could help pull Connecticut out of its budgetary death spiral.

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Lamont’s Urban Challenge, Connecting With Voters

June 15th, 2018 · 14 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Cordial, decent, smart, successful. Those are observations some voters express about wealthy Greenwich businessman Ned Lamont, the Democratic-endorsed candidate for governor. But does he connect with voters, more specifically in urban areas? Lamont has advantages over Mayor Joe Ganim presuming he qualifies for an August primary against Lamont. Campaigns are all about contrasts and in urban […]

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Candidate Petition Drives End, Counting By Registrars Continues, Ganim Piles Up 32,000 Signatures

June 12th, 2018 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim’s petitioning campaign for governor has amassed roughly 32,000 signatures, 10,000 from Bridgeport, about twice the verified number he needs in his quest to qualify for an August 14 primary against Democratic-endorsed Ned Lamont. Tuesday was the final opportunity to submit signatures to local elections officials who will review the petitions to determine […]

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A Man With A Plan, Meet David Stemerman, GOP Candidate For Governor

June 11th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Republican David Stemerman bypassed the party convention in favor of petitioning onto the August 14 primary ballot for governor. His campaign on Monday announced it will submit 20,000 signatures from Connecticut Republicans as the deadline looms, more than twice what is needed for ballot approval. Those signatures must be verified by local elections officials and […]

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Ganim Leads Candidate Petition Hunt For Governor Primary, Bathroom Brawl With Ned-heads Continues

June 11th, 2018 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Tuesday is the deadline for all petitioning candidates for state office to submit signatures to the respective local registrar offices. The magic number for Democratic petitioners for governor is 15,458. For Republicans 9,081. Those numbers represent two percent of major party affiliation in Connecticut. Signature gathering is a long, hard, expensive slog. Meanwhile, Mayor Joe Ganim jiggling […]

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Not Invited To ‘Job Interview’ Ganim Shows Up Anyway

June 8th, 2018 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim was not invited Thursday night to participate in a “job interview” to be Connecticut’s next governor hosted by the Rell Center for Public Service at the University of Hartford but he showed to the event to shake out some free media attention in advance and then greeted the host, former Governor Jodi Rell, inside. […]

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The Royal Flush Of Campaign Messaging: Toilets

June 7th, 2018 · 6 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Joe Ganim pulling Ned Lamont’s chain about his wealth has forged a campaign swirl over the number of toilets in a candidate’s residence. This must be Joe’s new version of head count.

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With Moore At His Side, Lamont Campaigns In Bridgeport

June 6th, 2018 · 34 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Backed by State Senator Marilyn Moore, Democratic-endorsed Ned Lamont on Tuesday campaigned for governor in Bridgeport in the African American-rich Trumbull Gardens area that went big for Joe Ganim in his 2015 comeback for mayor. Ganim’s trying to qualify for an August primary against Lamont.

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