Backed by U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, Congressman Jim Himes and Democratic State Party Chair Nancy Wyman, Mayor Joe Ganim rallied supporters Sunday night at Testo’s Restaurant just two days from Tuesday’s vote following a close September primary win and a lower court challenge that went Ganim’s way in his quest for another four-year term. Plaintiffs have appealed to the Connecticut Supreme Court which has called the parties in for a Monday afternoon hearing less than 24 hours from election day.
Ganim survived a primary scare from State Senator Marilyn Moore who has qualified as a write-in candidate after her campaign botched the back-up plan to appear on the Working Families Party line in the general election.
Ganim will occupy the top line followed by Republican John Rodriguez. The other candidates for mayor are all write-in candidates in addition to Moore: Jeff Kohut, MaryAnn McLaine and Ethan Book.
Meanwhile, Moore is educating voters about the two-step process to write in her name.