Tuesday, July 07, 2009

US Senate - GOP fundraising race kickoff

From the Courant's Christopher Keating:

Longtime Republican fundraiser Tom Foley has burst onto the political scene by raising more than $530,000 in the first 26 days since announcing he is running for the U.S. Senate against Democratic incumbent Christopher Dodd.

As the former U.S. Ambassador to Ireland, Foley, 57, is well-known to political insiders, but he is not well known to the general public. A Greenwich millionaire and prominent fundraiser for more than a decade, Foley was named as a delegate to the Republican National Convention in San Diego in 1996 because of his fundraising prowess.

Consider me part of the general public. I don't know anything about Mr. Foley. But calling him a political insider does him no favors, IMO. It reminds me of The Political Class. And rest assured, I have no interest in voting for any member of The Political Class... or in simply allowing the unelected ones to retain their posts. But I am curious to learn about his views.

As for Sam Caligiuri, I understand he's making the rounds to the Town Committees. He's doing what he needs to do to win a GOP primary.

Tim White

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