A poll measuring the pulse of city voters on the state of the city, Mayor Bill Finch’s standing with voters and potential mayoral candidates is in the field. Have you received a call?
The 2015 mayoral field could offer up many possibilities as Finch seeks a third four-year term. If he wins reelection and completes the term, Finch would be the second-longest-serving mayor after Socialist Jasper McLevy, 1933-57. Joe Ganim, whose name is being floated by some city pols, currently has that distinction.
Former mayor John Fabrizi has formed an exploratory committee in consideration of his old job. Retired city police officer David Daniels is considering a run. Supporters of Mary-Jane Foster are wondering if she’ll give it another try after challenging Finch in 2011. Former state legislator and three-time mayoral candidate Bob Keeley says he’s seriously considering a run. What about two-time mayoral candidate Chris Caruso who works for Governor Malloy’s administration? The Big Wave seems to like his government job in the Department of Labor. But what if Malloy does not win reelection this November? State Representative Charlie Stallworth’s name is also being floated as a potential candidate.
Supporters of retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez had urged her to run. Carmen is not running.
On the Republican side, will City Councilman Enrique Torres give it another shot?
Finch has raised more than $200,000 for his reelection. Who can raise money among the potential field of candidates? What candidate can bring dear old MOM–money, organization and message–along for the ride?