In this penultimate weekend to the September 12 mayoral primary battle between Mayor Joe Ganim and former ally, now opponent, John Gomes, things are a little testy.
City Councilman Alfredo Castillo, enraged by Gomes’ operatives fanning the flames of absentee ballot shenanigans to his constituents, stormed into Gomes’ East Main Street headquarters Thursday night to vent the tactics.
Castillo said things, they said things, Castillo left, the cops came and hey, it’s a heated political battle.
“He walked in and pointed to me: I’m gonna get you,” said Christine Bartlett-Josie, a former Ganim ally, managing Gomes race.
A police report was filed, she said, and I’m “going all the way with it. I thought my life was in danger.”
Castillo blew off steam in a heated campaign and left. Is Bartlett-Josie overreacting? Maybe making political machinations out of this?
What triggered this?