Sen. Moore “leaning toward” challenging Ganim
BRIDGEPORT — A day after she was sworn in for another term in the state Senate, Marilyn Moore in an interview said she is “leaning toward” challenging fellow Democrat Mayor Joe Ganim for his job running Connecticut’s largest city.
“I have been spending time talking to various people in the city and around the city,” Moore said Thursday. “Not just people saying, ‘Oh, you’ll be good.’ Solidifying relationships and support.”
Moore, 70, told Hearst Connecticut Media “I am leaning toward it” but she must have a final discussion with her family.
“I just want to make sure everybody understands the risks” involved with taking on Bridgeport’s political machine, Moore said.
She has built a reputation as an independent Democrat unaffiliated with Ganim and his close friend and ally, veteran Democratic Town Chairman Mario Testa.
Moore said she will make a formal announcement next week.