Challenger Launches Write-in Bid For Mayor Of Bridgeport

Matt Dwyer
September 18, 2019 - 5:56 pm

(WTIC-AM) -- State Senator Marilyn Moore lost the Democratic primary for mayor of Bridgeport, but today she announced she will run in the general election as a write-in candidate.

Moore received a majority of votes that were cast in person, but Mayor Joe Ganim received the overwhelming majority of absentee ballots that were cast in a very close primary. 

In a written statement, Moore referred to the vote, and said "This is Bridgeport and we know injustice when we see it.  That has to stop."

"Four years ago, Joe Ganim asked for a second chance to run Bridgeport after being convicted of stealing millions from Bridgeport residents. After winning back the trust of voters, our city struggled as he spent two years campaigning for Governor around the state. Voters voiced their discontent last week, but now he’s up to his old tricks to try to take this election. We can’t let this happen again," Moore wrote.

She says her campaign is also reviewing the absentee ballots that put proceedure over the top.

A candidate who does not have his or her name on the ballot and attempts a write-in campaign faces an uphill battle, because he or she must get voters to follow the procedures to write-in the candidates name. 

Voters must also remember the candidates' name.