Politics, like football, is a contact sport. Democratic-endorsed for governor Ned Lamont and underdog opponent Joe Ganim will utilize blitzing as a campaign tactic to throw each off message. Both are now trying to open holes for votes snuggling up to the equipment-strapped Harding Presidents football team.
From CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart:
The football players have been trying to raise $20,000 and Lamont, who as a volunteer taught a business class at Harding in 2005, has been recounting that experience as much as possible on the campaign trail to establish credibility with urban voters.
He happened to write his check to the Presidents not long after Hearst began asking his campaign whether he has done anything for–or at–Harding in the last 13 years.
Then on Friday Ganim, Bridgeport’s mayor who this week qualified to primary Lamont in August, suddenly announced he had found $8,000 somewhere under the couch cushions in his cash-strapped City Hall to purchase safety equipment for Bassick and Central high school football players.
The $8,000 was characterized as a “donation” from Ganim and the city. The mayor’s office did not immediately say where in the budget the money was located.
Full story here.