Edging closer to a formal declaration for governor, Mayor Joe Ganim on Saturday pitched members of the political action organization The Voices of Women of Color, stressing cities as the economic drivers to build a “new Connecticut economy.”
Ganim feels buoyed by Lieutenant Governor Nancy’s Wyman’s announcement she’ll not run for the state’s highest office. There’s no clear front runner in the Democratic field, be it declared or in exploratory, that includes Middletown Mayor Dan Drew, former state commissioner Jonathan Harris, former federal prosecutor Chris Mattei and Ganim exploring a run. Former Connecticut Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz and Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin are now contemplating their candidacies for governor as well.
In his pitch, see video above, Ganim emphasized cities as the rallying point both politically and governmentally. Ganim spoke in the Hartford home of Janice Flemming-Butler who founded The Voices of Women of Color.
“Can you come back beyond Bridgeport?” he wondered rhetorically to the group, a question raised often about his past. Ganim said as a Democratic Party “We gotta get our act together” with a ticket that is geographically and ethnically balanced with cities as the energized epicenter for turnout. Click here for full article