The line to see the President at Central High School wrapped around the corner and stretched down Center Street. The people of Bridgeport showed up in strength despite the blustery wind, but it was clear that the excitement was to see the President as opposed to seeing the Governor even though every major poll described the race between Governor Dan Malloy and the challenger Tom Foley as a 50/50 affair. However if the last election was any indication, Malloy won the election because of voter turnout in places like Bridgeport.
On a Sunday afternoon voters of all stripes were in the auditorium including a healthy representation of organized laborers. The painters