Off And Running: Bridgeport Mayor Ganim Files For Gubernatorial Bid

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — It’s official: Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim is running for governor.

Pledging that “We can do better,” Ganim today filed the necessary paperwork with the State Elections Enforcement Commission to run as a Democratic candidate in 2018.

Citing his more than 14 years as mayor of the state’s largest city, Ganim is pledging to work hard to revive the Connecticut economy and stabilize state government finances.

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Ganim files paperwork, officially launches run for governor

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim filed his paperwork on Wednesday morning to officially begin his run for governor of Connecticut.

Mayor Ganim went to prison on corruption charges after his first stint as mayor.

He is touting his accomplishments in bringing Bridgeport back from bankruptcy and spearheading new projects in the Park City.

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Dan Haar: The state’s ‘Stealthy War on Cities Not Named Hartford’

The usual loud and public spats over state budget pain have taken an odd turn in Connecticut’s biggest cities.

Two weeks after the governor signed a budget into law, four months overdue, it’s becoming clear there’s a stealthy war on cities not named Hartford. While the capital city gained a restructuring worth at least $40 million, Bridgeport and New Haven stand to lose millions of dollars through various cuts in the new spending plan.

And yet, the mayors and other officials in those shoreline cities have kept their heads down and their voices low as they sort through the carnage.

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Bridgeport takes green energy lead with thermal loop

Bridgeport’s plan to become the first U.S. city to establish a municipal low-temperature thermal heating district has taken a giant leap forward, following the long-awaited passage of Connecticut’s $41.3 billion state budget.

The city’s thermal loop will use a network of underground pipes to distribute energy produced by a fuel cell or a combined heat and power facility to supply space heating and domestic hot water to Bridgeport’s downtown buildings. In essence, waste heat from industries and from electrical generation is converted into heating and hot water for end users. The result will be what supporters consider a more reliable, environmentally friendly and cost-effective energy source than coal or natural gas.

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