Bridgeport politics is loaded with quick-change artists. I’m with you! (Maybe I’m with you.) No, I’m with you! (I think, maybe, possibly, depends on the payday.)
“Hmm. Just in case let me grab one of the campaign caps to go along with the shirt from the other camp.” The key is to coordinate campaign clothing to avoid suspicion.
Former State Rep. Americo Santiago, a veteran of numerous city elections including a key 2010 campaign hand for Dannel Malloy in Bridgeport, had been supporting Mary-Jane Foster for mayor, or so Foster operatives thought. Heck, he even attended a couple of campaign meetings. Well, turns out Americo is supporting Mayor Bill Finch. Did Americo have a change of heart?
“Well, I thought about supporting Foster but then realized I have many friends on the Finch side,” Americo told OIB. Hey, it’s campaign capitalism, right? Let me leverage this for something better over there. The Finch campaign is well financed and can well afford to pick off operatives as the election cycle swings into full gear. The mayor will have many boots on the ground. And in primaries boots count for a lot.