Hey, wake up! In two weeks about 15 states will participate in Super Tuesday primaries around the country. Connecticut’s presidential primaries will take place April 28. Meanwhile on March 3, two slates are slugging it out for political control of the West Side, the one–and only–district contesting a Democratic Town Committee primary.
Campaign operatives are poised to tamp down absentee ballot votes that may very well decide makeup of the district including the video above making the rounds on various Facebook pages from inside Sycamore Apartments that prohibits interlopers from entering the building. When pressed about giving up her name, she shrugged and left.
City Council members Marcus Brown and Evette Brantley are running on a slate with mayoral aide Tom Gaudett, Nicole Jacques, Rolanda Smith, Pedro Soto, Larry Robinson, Sylvia DeLuca and Kyle LaBuff.
The challenge slate is comprised of former City Councilman Kyle Langan, Jason Chacon, Cynthia Torres, Linda Robak, Dasha Spell, James Bradshaw, Steve Farrell, Lillian Alves and Antoinette Giles.
Brown and Langan, a few years ago, emerged as two young guns in city politics winning City Council seats together by defeating Brantley. Brown and Langan split off politically. Brown aligned with Brantley. Langan lost and Brantley returned to the council. Yes, city politics is schizophrenic.
Brown, Brantley and Gaudett supported Joe Ganim’s reelection. The Langan slate supported State Senator Marilyn Moore for mayor. Slate member James Bradshaw is her son.
Brown is considering an August primary challenge against Moore.
As of February 13, about 150 absentee ballots have been requested in the West Side 132nd District. Expect a bunch more.
Bridgeport’s 90-member Democratic Town Committee endorses candidates for public office and select party officers including a chair. Party leader Mario Testa is expected to receive another two years in March.