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Comeback Kid Ganim Wins Democratic Primary, Finch Vows General Election Run

September 16th, 2015 · 168 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Former Mayor Joe Ganim on Wednesday bolstered his quest for redemption shocking Mayor Bill Finch in a tight Democratic primary by roughly 400 votes, according to unofficial returns. Ganim received 6,264 votes to Finch’s 5,859, according to unofficial returns including absentee ballots. Mary-Jane Foster finished a distant third with 1,177. Get ready for the November […]

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Ganim Opens HQ, Cracks $100K Fundraising Mark, Roach Named Campaign Manager

May 28th, 2015 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: Former Mayor Joe Ganim on Wednesday celebrated the opening of his campaign headquarters in the North End announcing his campaign has raised more than $100,000 in his effort to unseat Democratic incumbent Bill Finch who has raised more than $400,000.

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The Mayoral Campaign Really Starts Memorial Day Weekend

May 23rd, 2015 · 49 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

The late OIB correspondent John Gilmore said mayoral elections do not begin in earnest until Memorial Day. Well here we go, time to take inventory.

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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 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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Turkey Of The Year Nominations

November 18th, 2011 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment

Rockin’ time Thursday night at the Downtown Cabaret for the Rolling Stones tribute show. Nice to see a bunch of OIB friends including big Mojo Ralph Mojica, U.S. Senate candidate Sly Salcedo, OIB web designer Sue Katz and Anna looking out of control gyrating to Satisfaction. (Where’s yahooy when you need him?) Before the show […]

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Place Your Bets: Finch’s UB Freakout Meter

January 23rd, 2011 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Now that Mary-Jane Foster is exploring a mayoral run, what’s the over/under for the next time Mayor Bill Finch spews a meltdown about the University of Bridgeport? I say before May, but if not May he’ll more than make up for it this summer if MJ, a UB executive, becomes a candidate. Why? Finch cannot help himself. […]

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Mario’s Myopia, Weicker’s Wisdom

April 14th, 2010 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

Long memories can work for you and against you in politics. Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa still aches, 15 years later, that Stamford-area pols such as then State Senator George Jepsen voted against a casino for Bridgeport. Every Gold Cost state senator–Republican and Democrat–tanked the casino claiming traffic, undesirables, too much this and that was not worth it. New Republican Governor […]

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