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10/9/2014 - STATEMENT: Mayor Finch’s Spokesperson on President Obama visiting Bridgeport, Conn. with Gov. Dan Malloy Next Week

Bridgeport, Conn. (October 9, 2014) – Background: Today, the White House confirmed that President Obama will join Gov. Malloy in visiting Bridgeport, Conn. next week ( In response, Mayor Bill Finch’s spokesperson, Brett Broesder, made the following statement:

“Mayor Finch is thrilled that President Obama will be visiting our state’s largest city with Gov. Malloy next week. President Obama, Gov. Malloy, and Mayor Finch are all making smart investments aimed at moving Bridgeport forward. These include a number of major initiatives – the re-opening of Pleasure Beach after years of neglect (, breaking ground on Steelpointe Harbor after decades of broken promises (, and building a second train station ( These projects are creating more confidence in the city’s future, and wouldn’t be possible without the unwavering support they’ve received at the federal, state, and local level. This visit serves as an opportunity to celebrate the city’s progress. And, it gives all three elected officials an opportunity to discuss ways to make Bridgeport a place where more people want to live and work, and where more companies want to invest and hire people.”