Joe Ganim

Ed Marcus: You May Have Helped Ganim, Dems

Ed Marcus: You May Have Helped Ganim, Dems

The recent Democratic Party convention to nominate candidates for statewide offices turned out to be a party divider. It demonstrated that trying to “fix” a convention in advance is not the smart or politically sound way to go.

The fact that Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim received only 13.2 percent of the required 15 percent to qualify for a primary may have proved that the party leadership was strong enough to stop him from getting to the promised land of 15 percent. The bottom line, however, is that Joe Ganim will accumulate the roughly 15,000 signatures (2 percent of those registered with the party) to win a place on the primary ballot. As a result, he will end up being a much...

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