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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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Inspiring? Lamont’s Ticket Toothache Includes Bysiewicz Baggage

May 17th, 2018 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

In selecting Susan Bysiewicz as his running mate, Ned Lamont takes out of the equation a key competitor to ease the dollar flow of his self-funded campaign, but looking down the road to the general election an uninspiring ticket whose combo was lanced heavily in cities the last time they each ran in Democratic primaries, […]

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As Convention Approaches, Harp Endorsement Music To Lamont’s Ears

May 3rd, 2018 · 61 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Weeks from the state party convention, high-profile Democrats are pushing to coalesce behind Greenwich entrepreneur Ned Lamont for governor. New Haven Mayor Toni Harp on Thursday announced her support for Lamont. Mayor Joe Ganim had been courting her for months. Ganim has opened a campaign office in New Haven, adding to offices in Bridgeport, Hartford […]

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Sock It To Me–Dem Candidates For Governor Square Off

April 23rd, 2018 · 20 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Guns, gaming, schools, public financing, tolls, leadership qualities and socks were among the subjects addressed Sunday night at a debate by the Democratic candidates for governor in New Haven, the city that brings the most–about 100–delegates to the state party convention on May 19. Bridgeport is number two in that category. The candidates, as part of […]

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Vote Early And Often For Governor By Candidate Preference

March 12th, 2018 · 1 Comment · News and Events, State Politics

Who says Only In Bridgeport do we vote early and often? Our friends at the New Haven Independent have created a unique ballot featuring 22 potential candidates for governor. The survey allows you to select candidates by order of preference. Why be limited to just one vote, right? With this poll you can rank the […]

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In New Haven, Labor Backs MGM’s Bridgeport Casino Proposal

February 8th, 2018 · 25 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

From Christopher Peak, New Haven Independent: New Haven’s labor unions flexed their political muscle to back MGM Resorts’s proposed casino in Bridgeport, as a showdown begins over tribal nations’ competing plans.

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Ganim Chats About Blockbuster Storm, Life As Mayor, Run For Governor

January 4th, 2018 · 5 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim braved the snow on I-95 to appear Thursday on Dateline New Haven hosted by OIB friend Paul Bass, editor of the New Haven Independent. On a day like this how could you not kick off the interview without reminiscing about Bridgeport’s Socialist Mayor Jasper McLevy who served from 1933-57 and was credited […]

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