A look back via CTPost.com at the twists and turns Mary-Jane Foster’s campaign for mayor has taken, from the launch of her campaign to Friday’s decision by a Superior Court judge that Foster would be on the ballot for the Democratic primary against Mayor Bill Finch:
APRIL 13: After three months of exploring a run for mayor, Foster officially kicks off her campaign by announcing her run in front of a crowded room of more than 70 friends and supporters.
JULY 28: Foster spends a good part of the day sparring with Democratic Registrar of Voters Santa Ayala over whether the registrars’ office was required to allow candidates to nominate people for the school board election. Then, in a new twist to the election drama, fellow mayoral candidate Charles Coviello decides to withdraw his candidacy and join Foster’s slate — as a school board candidate.
AUGUST 8: Democrat John M. Gomes withdraws his candidacy for mayor and throws his support behind Foster, turning the primary race into a one-on-one match between Foster and Finch.
AUGUST 22: Foster’s chances for a spot on Bridgeport’s mayoral primary ballot are dealt a potentially fatal blow after her nominating petitions are rejected by the Democratic Registrar of Voters because of a flaw involving her slate of school board candidates.
AUGUST 24: Foster files a lawsuit in Superior Court challenging Ayala’s decision.
SEPTEMBER 9: A Superior Court judge rules in Foster’s favor and postpones the primary two weeks to Sept. 27 to allow the Foster campaign to recoup time spent in court.