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Finch Wins Endorsement For Mayor–Ganim, Other Challengers Press On, Torres Endorsed By GOP

July 22nd, 2015 · 138 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Former Mayor Joe Ganim hoped for a winning strategy that landed him 45 votes at the Democratic Town Committee endorsement with a tie broken by Town Chairman Mario Testa. Ganim came up four votes short to Mayor Bill Finch who was endorsed for a third four-year term at Testo’s Restaurant by a tally of 49-41. […]

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Say Hello To The 90 Most Popular People In Bridgeport

July 21st, 2015 · 71 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

I love you, I need you, I want you. They’re being schmoozed and boozed, urged, cajoled, worked, and some promised this and that. They’re popular today, perhaps not so Tuesday night depending on how the 90 members of the Democratic Town Committee cast their endorsement vote for mayor, Bill Finch or Joe Ganim, at Testo’s […]

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Ford Fined For Ethics Code Violation

July 13th, 2015 · 4 Comments · News and Events

East End District Leader Ralph Ford has paid a $15,000 penalty for violating the state’s code of ethics for using state resources related to his private physician practice when he served as an employee of the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. News release from the Office of State Ethics:

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Ganim Campaign Finance Report Thick With Donors, Cops Host Pig Roast

July 12th, 2015 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Retired and active city police officers, contractors, lawyers and family members are among the major donors to Joe Ganim’s comeback bid for mayor, according to his monstrous 700-page campaign finance report filing at the Town Clerk’s Office for the period ending June 30 in which he raised more than $200k in a two-month stretch.

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Dr. Ford’s Confession From A Stage, Instead Of A Couch

May 18th, 2015 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Law Enforcement

All kinds of people crammed the banquet hall of the German Club, tucked into a corner of Horace Street on the East Side, for former Mayor Joe Ganim’s official coming-out party Thursday night to reclaim his old job: black, white, brown; family, friends, former political foes; city police officers, clergy members; Democratic district leaders; even […]

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Ganim, Short On Specifics, Kicks Off Mayoral Race, “Bridgeport That Works For Everyone”

May 15th, 2015 · 37 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Continuing a theme of a “Bridgeport that works for everyone,” former Democratic Mayor Joe Ganim Thursday night launched his formal kickoff to try to reclaim the job he resigned more than 12 years ago following his conviction on federal corruption charges, asserting “This election is about the future and about which candidate has the vision […]

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Ganim Feels The Love, Raises $50K In Comeback Battle Against Finch’s Mighty Campaign Warchest

April 24th, 2015 · 117 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Update: $50K raised. To chants of “run Joe, run” by roughly 300 supporters in a packed Vazzy’s Four Seasons in Stratford, former Mayor Joe Ganim Thursday night edged closer to an official entry to try to reclaim the position he was forced out of 12 years ago following his conviction on federal corruption charges, promising […]

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DeJesus Wins Tainted Endorsement For State Senate, His Lawyer Breaks Tie, Gomes Supporters Protest, Testa: Lawyer Should Have Recused Himself

January 15th, 2015 · 41 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

UPDATES: In an Only In Bridgeport moment, Ed Farrow, the chair of the Democratic convention to endorse a candidate for the February 24 special election for State Senate, broke a tie on behalf of his client City Councilman Richard DeJesus, creating havoc Thursday night following the nomination and cries of conflict of interest from supporters […]

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