BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH)–The City of Bridgeport’s Democratic delegates endorsed Incumbent Mayor Joe Ganim as their choice for mayor Tuesday evening.
Ganim’s biggest challenger in the mayoral race is State Senator Marilyn Moore; the two are now expected to face off in the September primary.
The vote was 74 Ganim to 11 Moore.
Joe Ganim released a statement saying,
“I thank the Democratic Town Committee for their confidence in meBridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim
to be the endorsed Democrat in this campaign for Mayor. I am excited to get to work with our great slate of endorsed candidates for City Council, Board of Education, Town Clerk, City Clerk, and City Sheriff. This team has a real vision to build on the progress of the past four years to build a better Bridgeport for all its citizens. The Democratic Town Committee recognizes that is the right direction for the city.”
Moore is going to need roughly 2,500 signatures to get on the September primary ballot.
Another top candidate, Pastor Charles Stallworth, dropped out of the race earlier Tuesday. He did not give an endorsement to either Ganim or Moore.
The convention took place at the Democratic Town Committee chairman Mario Testa’s restaurant.
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