Talk about polar opposites in the quest for victory. The steady State Senator Marilyn Moore and the mercurial Democratic Town Committee member Tony Barr have joined forces against Mayor Joe Ganim’s reelection.
Both, technically, are mayoral candidates, but Barr now supports Moore who admits when she first met him “I told him he scared me.”
CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart has more:
As state Sen. Marilyn Moore, D-Bridgeport, gathers signatures to try to force a party primary with Mayor Joe Ganim, she has become allied with activist and Democratic Town Committee member Tony Barr.
Other than being black community leaders who are opposed to Ganim’s re-election, the two, on the face of it, seem so different.
She is the polished, even-tempered 70-year-old who for several years has represented not only a portion of Bridgeport, but the Trumbull and Monroe suburbs, in the state legislature.
He is the 52-year-old former Notre Dame High School basketball star with a criminal record and a reputation for being hot-headed and confrontational. Barr three years ago was arrested for allegedly threatening to “blow the mayor’s head off.
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