Competitive, according to political operatives in both camps as well as examining anecdotal information from neighborhoods. Could that change? Of course. Primaries are daffy ducks. Now is the time serial primary voters come into focus.
The campaign operations of Mayor Joe Ganim and State Senator Marilyn Moore are now in full throttle spending money, knocking doors, directing mail, wooing absentee ballot voters, pushing social media message, kicking out policy and position statements in advance of the September 10 primary.
About 47,000 registered Democrats are eligible to vote.
Republicans will also host a mayoral primary September 10 between party-endorsed John Rodriguez, Ethan Book and Dishon Francis for the right to face the Democratic winner in the general election. Win or lose the Democratic primary, Moore will also have a spot on the Connecticut Working Families party line in November.
While the main event is between Ganim and Moore, Dems will also decide primaries for city clerk, town clerk, school board, city sheriffs and some City Council districts.
Moore’s strength encompasses her State Senate base covering Black Rock, West Side and North End. Ganim is expected to run stronger in the rest of the city. Absentee ballots, where Ganim has an advantage by virtue of his establishment organizational support, could be a factor in deciding the primary.
Campaign finance reports will be filed with the Town Clerk’s Office September 3rd covering candidate fundraising for July and August.
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Reminder, Republican and Democratic electors who had voted at Madison School the past few years will return to vote at Central High School for the September 10 primary and then for all eligible district voters for the November 5th general election. Voting had taken place at Madison while Central was under renovations.
This impacts voters on the West Side 132nd District and North End 133rd District.