One of the kookiest primary election cycles in history comes to a close Tuesday when eligible city electors, nearly 3,000 of which have voted by absentee ballot, can vote in person at polling places from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Absentee ballots have surged into the Town Clerk’s Office the past few days.
The large lingering question: what is the residual impact of Joe Biden’s presidential line? It will help legislative candidates but by how much?
No one has experienced this kind of campaigning, a covid-delayed presidential preference primary melding legislative seats in the balance.
City Councilman Marcus Brown is waging battle against incumbent State Senator Marilyn Moore in the city-suburban 22nd District that covers all of Trumbull, a portion of Monroe and the north and western neighborhoods of Bridgeport. Moore won the seat in 2014 dispatching Democrat Anthony Musto in a primary. Musto is serving as Brown’s campaign treasurer.
Downtown businessman Kelvin Ayala is challenging incumbent Antonio Felipe in the 130th State House District featuring the South End, Downtown and portions of the East Side and West End.
Tony Barr is trying to upset veteran incumbent Charlie Stallworth in the 126th State House District that stretches from Whiskey Hill across the Pequonnock River to a portion of the Upper East Side.
On the GOP front Ethan Book is challenging party-endorsed Joe Borges in the 128th State House district covering The Hollow and East Side. The winner will take on incumbent Democratic Chris Rosario in an overwhelming Democratic district.