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Entries Tagged as 'Toni Harp'

Meanwhile, Ganim Claims Lamont ‘Waffling’ On Supporting Casino For City

July 20th, 2018 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Is Ned Lamont waffling on a waterfront gaming destination for Bridgeport? Mayor Joe Ganim, his rival in the August 14 Democratic primary for governor, claims Lamont’s support is melting. The next governor sworn into office in January will inherit a host of issues including a major budget deficit and a legislative session that is expected […]

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McCarthy Bids Goodbye To City Council A Second Time

June 19th, 2018 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

He thought he had bid farewell to the City Council last year, but just when he thought he was out former council President Tom McCarthy was pulled back in courtesy of court intervention involving a Democratic primary in the 133rd District that looks like it will finally be resolved in the upcoming general election.

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Ganim Comes Up Short For Primary Ballot Spot, But Petition Drive Continues To Challenge Lamont

May 19th, 2018 · 33 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim’s appeal to delegates at the Democratic party convention on Saturday came up short of the 15 percent threshold necessary to place his name on the August primary ballot to challenge party-endorsed Ned Lamont for governor. This means Ganim’s petitioning effort to make the ballot continues. Ganim needs more than 15,000 verified signatures […]

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As Dem Convention Approaches, Ganim Pitches Delegates

May 7th, 2018 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

On May 19 about 2,000 delegates to the Democratic state party convention will gather in Hartford to endorse candidates for statewide office. Mayor Joe Ganim needs 15 percent of that support to place his name on the August primary ballot for governor. Going in, Greenwich entrepreneur Ned Lamont and former Connecticut Secretary of the State […]

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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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As Unpopular Malloy Bails Out Hartford, He Bails On Bridgeport

April 13th, 2018 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Some legislative leaders are befuddled and some “outraged” over the sweetheart bailout that Governor Dan Malloy has gifted political ally Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin as the tin-cup candidate seeks to replace Malloy in the governor’s office. Interesting timing. Mayor Joe Ganim and New Haven Mayor Toni Harp have opined, what about our cities? Ganim, in a […]

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Herbst Whacks Malloy For Bailing Out Pal Bronin–Ganim, Harp: What About Us?

March 23rd, 2018 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

If you want a third term for Governor Dan Malloy, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin is your guy. Maybe that’s why Malloy has engineered a massive debt bailout for Hartford’s Bronin who’s eyeing the governor’s office. What’s Malloy doing for Bridgeport, the state’s largest city? Republican gubernatorial candidate former Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst calls the […]

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