Give me a show of hands. Are you excited? Do you care about the election?
In one week a lot of charges, counter-charges, flame-throwing advertisements, ugly allegations will be settled. GOP US Senate candidate Linda McMahon will spend $50 million against Democrat Dick Blumenthal, not exactly a political pauper himself. Good grief, Linda will spend more dough than the entire police budget to protect the state’s largest city. Shows ya what kind of wealth we have in Fairfield County.
What’s the point? Does McMahon really think she’d make a difference in Washington or is it all about ego? Of course it’s about ego. It’s also about ego for Dick. What’s wrong with ego?
Well, the president of the United State is scheduled to visit Bridgeport Saturday to appeal to the egos of roughly 43,000 registered Dems and 20,000 unaffiliated voters in the city and the great state beyond (I don’t think he’ll win over the 4700 registered Republicans in the city) on behalf of Dem candidates. How many will vote? In Bridgeport 30 percent, 35 percent, maybe a smidge more?
I love voting. Gives me an excuse to condemn the bastards or lavish love. Bridgeport Democratic operatives were worried that a lethargic city turnout would crater their candidates, but with Barack’s scheduled visit on Saturday there’s a spring in their step. Hey, who’s paying for this visit anyway? Costs a small fortune for a presidential visit.
How do you size up these races?
Governor: Democrat Dan Malloy, Republican Tom Foley
US Senate: Democrat Dick Blumenthal, Republican Linda McMahon
US House: Democrat Jim Himes, Republican Dan Debicella
State Senate: Democrat Anthony Musto, Republican David Pia