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Who Is Joe Ganim? The Early Years

November 8th, 2015 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Joe Ganim’s political resurrection has generated local, state and even national interest. Who is he? Where does he come from? What were his early years in office like? What follows is the first of two installments about young Joe Ganim, his growth as a politician and the initial years of his first mayoralty based largely […]

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Foster Mailer Hits Ganim On Truth And Taxes

October 21st, 2015 · 51 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

In the latest direct mail piece, Mary-Jane Foster’s campaign undercuts what Joe Ganim feels is a great strength, assailing the veracity of his tax record as mayor as well as his testimony under oath at his 2003 corruption trial in which his sentencing judge announced “I find by clear and convincing evidence Mr. Ganim’s testimony […]

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Ganim Rolls Out Ministers, Finch Union Endorsements

August 14th, 2015 · 94 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Update re Shane Gaskins. Countering a flood of union endorsements for Mayor Bill Finch, former Mayor Joe Ganim on Thursday trotted out endorsements from 12 African American ministers with a message focused on taxes, finances and public safety. From Ganim campaign: Today, several African American religious leaders within the city of Bridgeport announced their support […]

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Ganim Proposes Public Integrity Office, Finch: Keep Ganim Out Of Office

August 10th, 2015 · 65 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Backed by the retired FBI agent who locked him up, former Mayor Joe Ganim announced on Monday a proposal to create an Office of Public Integrity declaring  it “must be independent and nonpartisan. It should have jurisdiction to have oversight of all aspects of Bridgeport’s government operations, agencies, and authorities.” Ganim said if elected mayor […]

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Electrical Workers Endorse Finch

August 4th, 2015 · 15 Comments · City Politics, Firefighters, News and Events

From the Finch campaign: Today, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 488 announced that they are supporting Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch re-election bid.

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Former Mayors Endorse Finch

July 21st, 2015 · 9 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

From the Finch campaign: Today, former Bridgeport Mayors John Fabrizi, Tom Bucci, and Leonard Paoletta announced their Democratic Primary support for incumbent Mayor Bill Finch’s re-election campaign.

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OIB Rewind: Fireworks Break Out At 1989 Democratic Convention

July 4th, 2015 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

On this July 4th weekend we salute the fireworks at the July 1989 Democratic Town Committee endorsement session for mayor, just a few weeks away from what could be a contentious battle for party support between Mayor Bill Finch and Joe Ganim at Testo’s Restaurant. Both Finch and Ganim, by the way, were in the […]

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Honey Has Sweet Tooth For Council Comeback, Swain One And Done

June 21st, 2015 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Citing a lack of leadership, former City Council President Lisa “Honey” Parziale says she will be a candidate for the budget and legislative body in the West Side 132nd District she represented for about 20 years. She served as council president for about 10 of those years. Meanwhile freshman West Side incumbent Trish Swain tells […]

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