Friday, April 09, 2010

East meets West...

It seems Eastern Connecticut is becoming a popular place for political candidates these days, especially those from the Fairfield County area (which is most of them).

Last week, Tom Foley, Republican candidate for govenror, was here at the Buletin for an informal editorial board meeting and mentioned that he plans on spending more time in Eastrern Connecticut over the next month.

Today, Ned Lamont, Democratic candidate for governor, is Stonington touring flood damaged buildings , businesses and areas.

Tomorrow, Dan Malloy, Democratic candidate for govenror, and Linda McMahon, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, will be in the area. Malloy will stop in at an education fourm on regionalization efforts hosted by the Norwich Board of Education and McMahon is attending a Griswold Republican Town Committee forum to discuss her candidacy and recently released jobs plan. (Griswold RTC Chairman Theresa Madonna invited McMahon to one of her fundraisers last year when she was running for first selectman, and now Madonna is returning the favor.)

Next week....Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic is hosting a candidates forum on April 14 that will bring others from the west. Nearly two dozen candidates involved in different races will be attending, including, but not limited to, Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele (GOP candidate for governor) and Vinny Forras (GOP candidate for U.S. Senate) -- both from Fairfield County.