The political strategist who coined the battle cry Redemption and Opportunity for Ernie Newton’s comeback attempt for state senate last summer will try to place his own name on the ballot this year as a Democratic challenger to Republican Mayor Dick Moccia in Norwalk. Newton, the self-proclaimed Moses of his peeps, came up short, but one [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Paul Ganim'
January 23rd, 2013 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
January 3rd, 2013 · 6 Comments · News and Events
This is a classic OIB story brought to you by Dan Tepfer of the CT Post. A funeral director thought soaking a deceased with an accommodating bank account was the right send off. But Bridgeport Probate Judge Paul Ganim announced–over my dead … ruling! A local funeral home director who anticipated getting a nice present [...]
November 26th, 2012 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education
In November 1998, Mayor Joe Ganim asked voters to approve a four-year term for mayor. Voters said yes. In November 2012, Mayor Bill Finch asked voters to approve mayoral appointment of school board members. Voters said no. Similarities and differences exist in each effort.
September 24th, 2012 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
When Ernie Newton lost a close Democratic primary for State Senate in August he said he wasn’t going away. “Redemption & Opportunity,” a documentary capturing the final days of Newton’s campaign to make a political comeback after serving several years on corruption charges, is scheduled to premiere October 24 at the Bijou Theatre on Fairfield [...]
July 11th, 2012 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Veteran campaign consultant and labor union organizer Marty Dunleavy has signed on to manage the campaign of State Senator Ed Gomes engaged in a tough reelection battle against party-endorsed Ernie Newton and State Rep. Andres Ayala in an Aug. 14 Democratic primary.
April 14th, 2012 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events
Superior Court Judge Salvatore Agati, after hearing three hours of testimony on Friday about the logistics for scheduling a special election for four Board of Education seats, announced he’ll set an order for a date next Wednesday April 18. Based on testimony likely months for potential party primaries and then a general election will be July [...]
March 31st, 2012 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education
In an effort to avoid a logistical election nightmare, legal parties Friday morning prevailed upon Superior Court Judge Salvatore Agati to set a full hearing on April 13 that will include input from city elections officials to establish a clearer path for the setting of a special election for four Board of Education seats ordered [...]