Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Mid-week goings-on

Chris Healy has been named the new chairman of the state Republican Party. Healy had most recently served as campaign manager for former Congressman Rob Simmons, losing that election by the narrowest of margins - 91 votes out of more than 244,000 ballots cast.

It had been rumored that Simmons might be named chairman, with Healy serving as executive director taking care of the day-to-day operations. But that doesn't appear to be happening, giving some rise to speculation that Simmons may still throw his hat back into the ring for a rematch with U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, in 2008.

Maybe we might get a bit more insight into what he's thinking later today when the end of the year election finance reports are filed. Then again, maybe not....

Elsewhere, in Hartford....a couple of Republican lawmakers are planning a press conference to talk about the one BIG issue facing the General Assembly and the governor this year that no one wants to really talk about...the Constitutionally mandated spending cap.

Republican Senate Leader C. DeLuca (R-Woodbury), Senator David J. Cappiello (R-Danbury) and Senator William H. Nickerson (R-Greenwich) along with members of the Senate Republican Caucus will hold a press conference to discuss the importance of protecting the spending cap. The Press Conference is scheduled for Thursday, February 1st, at 11:30 AM in Room 1A at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.


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