Tuesday, March 13, 2007

GOP search in 2nd District...

And now it appears there are only two.

Bozrah First Selectman Keith Robbins has taken his name out of consideration as a potential 2nd District challenger to U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney in 2008. In Hartford yesterday I also talked with State Rep. Pam Sawyer, R-Bolton, another whose name is mentioned frequently as a potential candidate. She, too, is not interested at this point.

So that leaves what appears to be only two still considerating making the move. Sean Sullivan, the former base commander at the Groton Submarine Base and Daniel Craig, the former FEMA regional director originally from Deep River but now living and working in Washington , DC.

If either of them decides to get into the race, I wouldn't expect a formal announcement to come before April 1. The reason for that is because the first quarter FEC financial reports are due on March 31 - and no one would want to jump in now and have to file a finance report at this stage of the game with virtually no money to show for the effort. By coming in after April 1, they at least buy themselves three months before the next FEC filing is due, and the chance to demonstrate some support.


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