Gov. Lamont: “We’re running like hell and the virus is right behind us.”
The decision ends a months-long legal battle between three voters and the City of Bridgeport over absentee ballots.
The winners included Justin Elicker in New Haven, Mark Boughton in Danbury, Luke Bronin in Hartford and Brenda Kupchick in Fairfield.
Justin Elicker won big in New Haven over Toni Harp, but voters were kinder to incumbents in Hartford and Bridgeport.
The “Empathy Tour” last week in Bridgeport was sponsored by Cut 50, a group working to cut crime and the country’s prison population in half. There will be another roundtable tonight in Hartford, at Thirman L. Milner School from 6 to 8 p.m.
Democratic gubernatorial rivals Ned Lamont and Joe Ganim spent part of their final Saturday before Tuesday’s primary campaigning in a rainy Bushnell Park, taking aim at each other’s qualifications while pledging to revive Connecticut’s economy.
Connecticut’s Democratic gubernatorial contenders took aim at President Donald Trump’s administration Monday, vowing to push back against attacks on abortion access rights and environmental standards.
About 100 people came to the Hartford Public Library to hear the gubernatorial contenders, Greenwich businessman Ned Lamont and Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim, and lieutenant governor candidates, Susan Bysiewicz and Eva Bermudez Zimmerman, answer questions regarding education, immigration, policing, marijuana, and at times, even their perceived moral turpitude.
A spokeswoman for Bridgeport Mayor Joseph P. Ganim said Thursday he will formally announce his candidacy for governor next week, but that a “Ganim for Governor” account opened Wednesday on Twitter was unauthorized and appears to have been the work of “an enthusiastic supporter.”
With the formation of an exploratory committee for governor, Bridgeport Mayor Joseph P. Ganim is about to test the notion of whether Democrats statewide are as forgiving as voters in Connecticut’s largest city.
WASHINGTON — Connecticut’s mayors made their annual pilgrimage to Washington this week, looking for money, connections and ideas. The three-day conference, cut short for many by the prospect of a historic blizzard expected to hit Washington tomorrow, is a rare chance to meet President Obama, and much of his cabinet.
BRIDGEPORT — With Mayor Bill Finch leaving office soon, there is concern for the incomplete environmental projects in his BGreeen 2020 initiative. Some worry that Mayor-elect Joseph P. Ganim, who campaigned on cutting taxes, could choose to pull the plug on some of the projects – especially those that involve city money.
What will it take before a majority of Connecticut voters demand remedies to low voter turnout such as happened Nov. 3? Something must be done to energize the voting process. Even in presidential election years like 2016, more voters, especially young adults, must believe that their votes count.
Democrats decided it was a night for change in mayoral primaries in Hartford and Bridgeport, endorsing newcomer Luke Bronin in Hartford and Joe Ganim, the former mayor and felon, in Bridgeport, where Mayor Bill Finch pledged to continue his campaign as a third-party candidate.