School board member Dennis Bradley was endorsed Wednesday night for the seat of a retiring Ed Gomes in Connecticut’s 23rd Senate District, but he could face two primary challengers in August. CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart has more.
But potentially standing in the way of Bradley’s state Senate ambitions are two individuals who, ironically, have lived in Bridgeport longer–Bradley moved here 11 years ago–but have to collect signatures to force a summer primary against him.
Activist and former Bridgeport NAACP President Carolyn Vermont and Aaron Turner, who was an aide to retiring 23rd District Senator Ed Gomes, are hardly newbies to town. Vermont has been involved in the city for more than 40 years–“it’s a long time investing in this community,” she said–and Turner, 30, was born and raised here.
Turner and Vermont attended Wednesday’s convention. But when the call for nominations came, only Bradley’s name was submitted and seconded, then approved with a loud voice vote.
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