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Entries Tagged as 'Neil Vigdor'

Lauretti’s Political Lariat–Mayoral Run In Bridgeport?

October 11th, 2018 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Is he bored? Just having fun? Yes, there’s a curious rumor afoot that Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti, who has deep roots in Bridgeport, is noodling a run for Bridgeport mayor. While a popular Republican mayor of Shelton for the past 27 years, would Mayor Mark really move to Bridgeport against a 10 to 1 Democratic […]

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Following Governor Primary, Republican Party In The Lurch

August 21st, 2018 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Republican State Party Chair J.R. Romano didn’t want Bob Stefanowski as his general election candidate for governor, but now he’s stuck with him after the political neophyte who didn’t bother to vote for years won last Tuesday’s Republican primary. It’s kinda left the state GOP in the lurch, in more ways than one. Still to […]

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For Governor, Boughton’s Strategic Fountain

July 29th, 2018 · 10 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, the Republican-endorsed candidate for governor, is playing it cool against four rivals in the August 14 primary, Tim Herbst, Steve Obsitnik, David Stemerman and Bob Stefanowski. Relying on a few well-placed jabs, he’s largely staying out of the GOP tit-for-tat scrum. So far, various polls show Boughton’s strategy is on the […]

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Paging Sinners And Saints–Lamont And Ganim Trade Barbs In Debate Battle

July 13th, 2018 · 42 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

In a political world of sinners and very few saints, party-endorsed Ned Lamont and Mayor Joe Ganim squared off Thursday night in New Haven for their first head-to-head debate in advance of the August 14 Democratic primary for governor. Shared coverage follows:

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Only In Connecticut–The Tweet Barbs Of Greenwich Millionaires Lamont And Stemerman

July 4th, 2018 · No Comments · News and Events, State Politics

One is a scion of Thomas W. Lamont, an early chairman of J.P. Morgan & Co., the other a hedgie who crows about dumping $10 million of his own money into the August primary. What happens when two loaded Greenwich guber candidates show off their money manhood on Twitter? Democrat Ned Lamont and Republican David Stemerman fenced […]

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Lamont Backer Inspects Ganim Primary Petitions–Ganim: Be My Guest

June 29th, 2018 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Former state commissioner and gubernatorial candidate Jonathan Harris is checking the primary petitions collected by Joe Ganim political operatives for irregularities. Meanwhile, now that the signature drive for governor is over, Ganim is picking up his fundraising pace as he faces the millions Democratic endorsed Ned Lamont will spend. Ganim had a big-ticket event Thursday […]

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Capitol Report Panel Gets Viggy With It On Ganim’s Traveling Road Show

June 24th, 2018 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Tom Dudchik crack committee–Jennifer Schneider, Roy Occhiogrosso, Liz Kurantowicz and Chris Healy–weigh in on Joe Ganim’s run for governor in the latest episode of CT Capitol Report featuring Hartford Courant reporter Neil Vigdor. Love him or loathe him, Ganim has political insiders talking about him seven weeks from the August 14 primary.

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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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