Ganim, Moore Make Final Pitches In Advance Of Tuesday’s Vote

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.



      1. Peter, anyone who looks into the inside activities of the Witness Project Connectict Inc. during its 15 years of operation, shall be left with an impression of 15 years of corrupt activities. The classic signs of financial abuses and tax evasion deserves an IRS probe.

    1. Why not say what you mean?
      Bridgeport needs more than corruption and Marilyn is just the person to deliver it. OR
      Bridgeport needs Moore corruption–that indicates a SPECIAL corruption only Marilyn can supply.

  1. Sour Grapes Bob Halstead with no financial stake, hereby makes a bold statement: Vote for Moore!
    At least she would support the two group’s I head: Urban Agriculture and bicycle path improvement
    If you want to talk “issues”. ? I guess I’m qualified to say this Mayor has made things worse in both areas!
    Yea,…vote Moore….

        1. Local Eyes
          I think I noticed you years ago at a Daphne Dixon event on the environment- a tall creepy -looking guy with an odd manner and a cane
          So the environmentalist (you)turns on bike
          Or you just enjoy being sarcastic and besmirching behind your keyboard?
          In the former, you are a phony, in the latter, ignorant
          Which one is it?

          1. RUMOR MILL:
            Local Eyes’ buddy, Bob Dylan, reminded me to beware of strangers who criticize what they don’t understand. Bob Halstead’s name jumps off that list.
            Referring to me he said, “Paul your ignorance is phony; your grasp of reality is real, what a drag it is to hear from that lost biker”.

  2. Here is what Himes said:
    “One thing is true that the city could use some sort of refresher on procedure so I think it going to be healthy for this city in the end. “
    Himes said when the current absentee ballot case is resolved, there should be some self examination.
    What the f is he talking about? Some self examination? A refresher course on procedure? Like how not to get caught!!!
    What a joke this guy turned out to be.
    Time for some self examination as to who the next representative from the congressional district is.

  3. We need a rewrite of the AB’S.
    We need early voting and more stringent rules on who can vote by AB.
    We need stiff criminal penalties for AB abuse.
    We do not need some self examination on procedures.
    The Democratic workers are LYING to the voters and need to be held accountable.


    WRITE-IN — JEFF KOHUT — for Mayor on the ballot today, Tuesday, November 5…

    I have been a North End neighborhood advocate/activist for many years, serving for 16 of those years as the coordinator of the Lake Forest Block Watch. I was one of the original neighborhood activists that arranged to meet with the SHU Administration concerning North End student-residents’ dangerous, unruly behavior, and overall disrespect for the permanent, full-time residents/homeowners of the North End neighborhoods. The solemn promises by SHU officials to effectively address the students’ abusive behavior, with specific measures that were discussed, turned out to be lies by the institutional-bully, SHU… Now they are threatening to politically overwhelm us even as they continue to destroy our neighborhoods.

    Vote for JEFF KOHUT (fill in the bubble on the ballot and write it in!) to send a message to SHU that Bridgeport won’t be intimidated by institutional bullies and immature students! (See more below)
    November 3, 2019

    FROM: JEFF KOHUT, write-in candidate for mayor (Election Day is Tuesday, November 5.) (Contact Info:; 203-394-7678)

    To the Voters of Bridgeport:

    As you know, Bridgeport is a city of great potential, but beset by the problems resulting from uncommitted leadership in City Hall, within our state GA delegation, and even to the neighborhood, City Council level.

    Economic Development continues to be approached in a lackadaisical, haphazard manner, with the City having no clear, comprehensive plan of development with a requisite, all-encompassing vision/plan with the appropriate, specific goals and benchmarks that would accompany such a clear vision and plan. For instance, there is no goal/timetable for any level of grand-list growth, hence, there are no specific targets/timetables for property-tax rate reductions. Indeed, because the city is visionless/flying-blind, in regard to what we want for our city, we have no real plans or goals for desperately-needed jobs-growth. (Albeit, several, dubious “paper projects”, of very questionable tax-/jobs-benefits to the city, are being touted and advertised, but not even as part of some sort of overarching plan/vision, and without regard to any timetable for accomplishment and benefit realization…)

    Indeed, the City has never even bothered to assess our tax-base needs in the context of the ability to fund and create a competitive public school system and desirable levels of essential services (AS WELL AS A SIGNIFICANT PROPERTY-TAX REDUCTION) that would allow our services and taxes to be comparable to our wealthy neighbors — AND which BRIDGEPORTERS RICHLY DESERVE!

    Truly, all areas of municipal services are lacking, and proceeding without reference to planning or goals, especially in regard to public safety, with our neighborhoods/quality of life being destroyed as shootings and open drug-dealing increase, and as dangerous, unruly behavior, by large numbers of SHU students, locating in a proliferation of illegal rooming houses (especially in many North End and Upper East Side neighborhoods), continues to spread and intensify.

    The Kohut Plan: (SEE 5 ATTACHMENTS!…)

    1. Economic Development/Taxes/Jobs: Bridgeport as the “pilot” city for the creation of municipal, grid-free, energy independence, and, relatedly, as the manufacturer/user of all-forms of “green,” electricity-generation equipment of all sizes, for all scales of energy independence. (Target Goal — $14B in grand-list growth, tax-rate reduction to 25 mills, and the creation of 30k-50k jobs over 5-10 years.)

    2. Public Safety/Neighborhoods: Re-create (real) neighborhood-level, Community Policing, utilizing a municipal video-security system to conduct 24-7, “virtual”/Internet, neighborhood patrols by neighborhood Block Watch members…

    3. Education: Create and implement a plan for Bridgeport education-excellence, based on a composite model of the 3-4 “best” school systems in the US. Implement this plan in conjunction with the fulfillment of the Economic Development vision/plan…



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