President Obama will visit Bridgeport, Conn. on Oct. 30 to stump for the state’s Democratic candidates.
Just three days before the election, the president will speak at the city’s Arena at Harbor Yard at a time not yet decided.
Bridgeport Democratic town chairman Mario Testa told the Connecticut Post he believes the president’s visit was secured through appeals to First Lady Michelle Obama by U.S. Representative Jim Himes, Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal LAW ’73, and Bridgeport mayor Bill Finch.
“I guess she delivered,” he told the Post.
Himes, whose district includes Bridgeport, stands to gain perhaps the most of any candidate from the president’s visit. After narrowly defeating a 22-year Republican congressman Chris Shays in 2008, he faces a strong challenger in Republican State Senator Dan Debicella.