This is so disappointing. I checked in with Town Clerk Alma Maya expecting a last-minute flood of absentee ballots for the special election to fill Chris Caruso’s state legislative seat. Only a handful of absentee ballots have arrived. What’s going on around here? No self-respecting Bridgeport pol can resist stuffing the ballot box. Has everyone gone crazy honest?
Even Alma’s surprised by the lack of action. But, she said, Lennie don’t jinx my office. Last thing she wants is a flood of absentee ballots the last day. So, what’s your prognostication for Tuesday? Every time I ask a pol involved they say how the hell do I know, damn season, damn weather. Connecticut’s 126th Assembly District includes portions of the North End and Upper East Side. Polling places: Wilbur Cross, Hallen, Read, Park City Magnet and Hooker. Will the turnout hit 10 percent? Here’s how the candidates will appear on the ballot:
Democratic Charlie L. Stallworth
Republican James Keyser
Petitioning Candidate Mark P. Trojanowski
Petitioning Candidate Carlos Silva
Petitioning Candidate Robert T. Keeley Jr.
Petitioning Candidate Tom R. Lombard
Petitioning Candidate Verna Kearney
Who’s your pony? If you don’t have one who’s your write-in candidate? As for the cheaters, this is Bridgeport. Ya never know what will happen.