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Monday, November 30, 2009

11/0/09 Greenwich Newsmaker: Ned Lamont

THE TIDE: CT Dems Need To Adjust
By Ben Davol
In the clearest rejection of this liberal orthodoxy that runs every aspect of the Connecticut Democratic Party, Ned Lamont, the darling of MoveOn.org and the Connecticut liberal blogosphere, won the Democratic primary but lost the ...
THE TIDE - http://tideusa.blogspot.com/
Poll: 40% of Dems 'Not Likely' Or 'Will Not Vote' Next Year ...
By Susie Madrak
I'd like to see Ned Lamont get another shot in Conn. there are plenty of people to remove. But we need to identify and support those who we will vote for and get positive results. the problem is, Obama has made us very very cynical. ...
Crooks and Liars - http://crooksandliars.com/
The Progressive Rambler: Nader in 2010!
By The Progressive Rambler
Independents and Ned Lamont supporters, the Democrat who challenged Senator Joe Lieberman in the 2006 election, are also asking Ralph to run. I'm just absorbing a lot of the feedback before I make a decision. It really depends on what ...
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11/30/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: Afternoon Edition

Theis, Marzullo join Tesei on Greenwich Board of Selectmen
Greenwich Time
By Debra Friedman First Selectman Peter J. Tesei, left, Selectman David N. Theis and Selectman Drew Marzullo are sworn in during a ceremony in the Greenwich ...
Train meet draws hundreds of enthusiasts to Old Greenwich
Greenwich Time
Model trains of all shapes and sizes filled the Old Greenwich Civic Center Sunday where hundreds of people, from longtime model train enthusiasts to ...
10 Reasons (Some) Entrepreneurs Underperform
Huffington Post (blog)
This posting is excerpted from a speech Randel is giving this week in Greenwich, Connecticut to the Connecticut/New York Entrepreneurs Organization. ...
Greenwich Post
Coin Harvest benefits Jewish Family Services
Greenwich Post
Jewish Family Services of Greenwich (JFS) has announced the conclusion or its fourth annual JFS Children's Coin Harvest, which raised over $2500 this year. ...



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11/30/09 Greenwich Newsmaker: Linda McMahon

Linda McMahon's Campaign Gaining Wide Attention
Hartford Courant
... There are seven people running for the US Senate in 2010, but one of them - Linda McMahon - seems to be gaining a lot of attention. ...
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McMahon to speak to Rotary Club
Danbury News Times
STAMFORD -- The Rotary Club of Stamford will meet Tuesday at 12:15 pm at the Holiday Inn Stamford, 700 Main St. Linda McMahon, candidate for US Senate, ...
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2010: The Dirty Dozen
msnbc.com
... essentially a two-person race -- former Congressman Rob Simmons versus millionaire former WWE Wrestling CEO Linda mcmahon," the Norwich Bulletin writes. ...
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More Random facts? Life Coaching Courses
By admin
Linda McMahon
is a laywer. • Bad News Brown used the name "The Ultimate Warrior" before Jim Hellwig. • "Sweet" Stan Lane is the only wrestler ever trained by Ric Flair. • Del Wilkes sold the rights to the Patriot gimmick to Tom Brandi. ...
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Linda McMahon Responds to Complaint Against Her amp WWE Celebrity ...
Linda McMahon Responds to Complaint Against Her &amp WWE. Original story at ProWrestlingcom. View our complete collection of news and blogs plus related ...



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11/30/09 Dec 3 Education Speaker Panel in Greenwich "Do Our Schools Make the Grade?" Greenwich Library 7PM

Make the Grade Flyer
You're invited to a thought-provoking presentation on education

Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.
Do Our Schools Make the Grade?
How Schools Can Prepare Students
to be Successful in the Global 21st Century


Featured Panelists
Claudia Wallis - TIME magazine contributing editor and founder of Time for Kids; author of "How to Bring Our Schools Out of the 20th Century"

Carol Bellamy - President/CEO of World Learning, chair of the International Baccalaureate's Board of Governors, former New York Senator and executive director of UNICEF

Darrell Bennett - Harvard Law School student, author of Daring to Be Different, and an IB high school graduate

Doug Fainelli - Head of School at Whitby School and founding principal of Greenwich's International School at Dundee

Colleen Harkness - Managing Director, Global Growth, GE Energy Financial Services, focusing on expanding GE's global energy investments

Free and Open to the Public
Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library
101 West Putnam Avenue · Greenwich, CT 06830
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11/30/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed

Crafty Candidates Pulling The Old Run-And-Switch
Hartford Courant
Remember Tom Foley, the guy from Greenwich, W's buddy, former ambassador to Ireland? Well, he's apparently not looking for the party's US Senate nomination ...

11th Annual First Light Festival Greenwich Blog : ...
By gb
firstlightsfestival Sponsored by: The Old Greenwich Merchants Association Sound Beach Avenue & Arcadia Road Old Greenwich. Saturday, December 5, 2009 6:00 to 8:00pm. Come enjoy the start of the holiday season with… ...
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Sunday, November 29, 2009

11/29/09 Greenwich Newsmaker: Ned Lamont

On Party Purity and Eleventh Commandments
Daily Kos (blog)
At the exact same time Lieberman was getting primaried by Ned Lamont, the most conservative member of the Democratic Senate delegation was being ignored. ...
Them Dems sure know how to lose
TheDay.com
In the clearest rejection of this liberal orthodoxy that runs every aspect of the Connecticut Democratic Party, Ned Lamont, the darling of MoveOn.org and ...



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11/29/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed; Afternoon Edition

Wind whips up problems in Greenwich
Greenwich Time
By Frank maceachern Wind that at times reached 50 mph downed trees and branches and cut power to about 150 Connecticut Light & Power customers in Greenwich ...
Multichannel News
Bill Bresnan: Remembrances
Multichannel News
in his Greenwich, Conn. home. He was 75. Bill Bresnan Kyle McSlarrow, president and CEO of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, ...
Darien swim/dive second at open for first time in eight years
Darien Times
Coming off nail-biter first place wins at both the FCIAC championship meet over Greenwich, and the CIAC class M finals over New Canaan, the Wave ended up ...

Photos of strange blobs at Greenwich Point - Lincoln's Log ...
By Lincoln Millstein
Lincoln Millstein offers his unique views and insight on Greenwich and its community.
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11/29/09 Greenwich Newsmaker: Linda NcMahon

Baltimore Sun
John Cena with fans (Photo courtesy of the WWE, Inc. / November 27, 2009)
Baltimore Sun
Just ask Linda McMahon, Vince's wife and the former chief executive officer of WWE. She stepped down from her post in September when she announced her ...
WWE News: AP reports on accusations against WWE and Linda McMahon for illegal ...
Pro Wrestling Torch
By James Caldwell, Torch assistant editor The Associated Press covered today's story of WWE and former CEO Linda McMahon being accused of illegal activity ...
Ray Hackett: Contenders for Dodd's seat fading quickly
Norwich Bulletin
Imagine two Gold Coast millionaires (Foley and Democrat Ned Lamont) winning their party's respective nominations and battling each other in a gubernatorial ...

WWE News Linda McMahon receives criticism over her stance on the 9 ...
Heat On Linda McMahon For 911 Stance ...


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11/29/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed

THE DISH: Fashion icons active in Greenwich
Greenwich Time
.....fashion icon Ralph Lauren was seen last Saturday afternoon checking out his grandiose new Ralph Lauren store on Greenwich ...
Bill Bresnan, Cable Pioneer, Dies At 75
Multichannel News
Bill Bresnan, cable pioneer and founder and chairman of Bresnan Communications, died Friday in his home in Greenwich, succumbing to a bout with cancer. ...
State knew fertility doctor's records were missing from Web site
Danbury News Times
By Debra Friedman, STAFF WRITER Officials at the state Department of Public Health were aware early this year that the disciplinary records of a Greenwich ...
Breakfast With Santa
Connectcut Plus
This event is taking the place the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 29 at the Greenwich Civic Center on Harding Road in Old Greenwich from 9:30am ...

Santa and the Mrs., Rudy and Frosty On Hand To Celebrate ...
By admin
Come join the Clauses and Reindeer as Joseph Sicilano, Director of Greenwich Parks and Recreation, lights the downtown tree on Friday December 4th at 3:45pm.
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Area Events (Greenwich Time) The Waterbury 10 - Top Ten Lists of ...
BASEBALL Bobby Valentine's Sports Academy has clinics being offered for ages 5 to High School age and will range in offerings from Pitching to Hitting and then also BVSA is offering All-Purpose.
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Saturday, November 28, 2009

11/28/09 Greenwich Newsmaker Ned Lamont

Senator, Governor Are Worlds Apart
Hartford Courant
The first to embrace this notion was Ned Lamont, who wanted to be senator and is now exploring wanting to be governor. Close on his heels is Tom Foley, ...

LATICONOMICS: Independents Are Gaining Traction
By Ricardo Valenzuela
In 2006, Mr. Lieberman lost a Democratic Party primary fight against antiwar candidate Ned Lamont but went on to win re-election as an independent. The plurality of voters in Connecticut, 44%, are unaffiliated with a party, ...
LATICONOMICS - http://laticonomics.blogspot.com/
Swing State Project: Weekly Open Thread: What Races Are You ...
By DavidNYC
I'm extremely concerned about CT-SEN right now. Any chance we can get Dodd to just retire and run Richard Blumenthal or Ned Lamont. I really don't want to loose this seat because of a toxic candidate. ...
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11/28/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed Afternoon Edition

Efforts in Connecticut
New York Times
By COREY KILGANNON Greenwich has no regulations on the removal of trees on private property, except for trees in or around wetlands, said Bruce Spaman, ...
Stamford woman fights off intruder in attempted sexual assault
Norwalk Advocate
Officers interviewed the woman and found a man walking a few blocks away on Greenwich Avenue that matched a description given by the victim. ...

Downed tree causes traffic slowdown - Greenwich Real Time ...
By Francis MacEachern
High winds also downed about 15 to 20 trees throughout the town, Greenwich Police said. As of 1 p.m., approximately 150 out of 28000 Connecticut Light & Power customers in Greenwich were without power, according to CL & P's website. ...
Greenwich Real Time - http://blog.greenwichtime.com/realtime/

Staples holds off Greenwich to remain perfect No 1 in Class LL ...
WESTPORT The previous four Thanksgiving Day tilts between perennial powerhouses Staples and Greenwich have generated a lot of hype but produced very little ...



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11/28/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed

Hilfiger's estate sells for $20m
Boston Globe
Fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger 's estate in Greenwich, Conn., has sold for $20 million, about $8 million below its original asking price. ...
Greenwich Symphony plays a cinematic Eroica
Danbury News Times
By Jeffrey Johnson, Correspondent The Greenwich Symphony's most recent program was described by conductor David Gilbert as being "about different aspects of ...
Early 20th-century letters, postcards found in historic Greenwich home
Greenwich Time
The trust is working to restore the home, located at 1 Byram Road and believed to be the oldest unaltered Colonial structure in Greenwich, said Jo Conboy, ...
Greenwich church hosts Thanksgiving dinner for 130 seniors
Greenwich Time
Farrell, 60, a Greenwich resident who sang backup for the Motown group The Marvelettes, said it made him happy to perform for others on his favorite day of ...
Greenwich residents lead Suffield to title
Greenwich Time
Another Greenwich resident, McClatchy Ruskin, figured prominently for Choate
, scoring two goals. In the championship game, Suffield beat Phillips Exeter ...

Tommy Hilfiger Takes Huge Loss on Greenwich Estate! In Yo ...
By admin
Fashion icon Tommy Hilfiger has taken a bath on his nine-bath Greenwich, Conn., mansion – selling it for $20 million, a 40% discount from its original price. Sotheby's International Realty confirmed the sale of the palatial Round Hill ...
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live reindeer are visiting greenwich!!! giggle Greenwich ...
By Laura
We literally just heard about the First Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Santa's Workshop to benefit Kids in Crisis that will take place from November 27-December 24. Reindeer will arrive to the area from the North Pole on Friday ...
giggle Greenwich - http://ct-greenwich.blogs.giggle.com/





StamfordPlus.com News - Live reindeer come to Greenwich Downtown ...
Come see Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Comet, Donner and Blitzen, LIVE, with Santa at McArdle's Florist & Garden Center, 48 Arch Street, in Greenwich at the ...



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Friday, November 27, 2009

11/27/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed - Greenwich Newsmaker Ned Lamont

The Associated Press
Nader noncommittal to Conn. Senate run
The Associated Press
Nader said he's getting increasingly more requests from Connecticut Green Party members, independents and supporters of Ned Lamont, the upstart Democrat who ...
Independents Are Gaining Traction in New England
Wall Street Journal
In 2006, Mr. Lieberman lost a Democratic Party primary fight against antiwar candidate Ned Lamont but went on to win re-election as an independent. ...

Senator Nader? Former Presidential Candidate Considers Connecticut ...
By The Huffington Post News Editors
Nader said he's getting increasingly more requests from Connecticut Green Party members, independents and supporters of Ned Lamont, the upstart Democrat who challenged Sen. Joe Lieberman in the 2006 election. ...
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Dean: Lieberman Should Give Up Chairmanship If He Backs GOP Health ...
The guy's been a fucking asshat forever. Why Dems like Obama and Dodd didn't throw more support behind Ned Lamont, I don't know. Printer Friendly Permalink Reply Top ...
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11/27/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed:

Tommy Hilfiger loses out in luxury estate sale
Daily News & Analysis
The fashion mogul had bought the Greenwich home four years ago. The slump in the market caused the mansion's price to slip and Hifiger who had hoped to sell ...
Staples holds off Greenwich to remain perfect, No. 1 in Class LL
Greenwich Time
By Jesse Quinlan WESTPORT -- The previous four Thanksgiving Day tilts between perennial powerhouses Staples and Greenwich have generated a lot of hype, ...
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Staples holds on to nip Greenwich - Norwalk News - The Hour ...
By Staff
For Staples (11-0), the action that unfolded prior to the game's final 30 seconds featured a two-fold tale of redemption, as a pair of standout Wreckers overcame early miscues to help spearhead the win over Greenwich (7-3). ...
The Hour Headlines - http://www.thehour.com/
Stamford Notes: Raise Your Eggnog to Greenwich History
By StamfordNotes
Gear up for the holidays and help The Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich by joining in the festivities for their biggest fundraiser events of the year at Antiquarius. As an Aquarius, I'll put aside my initial concerns that the ...
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Can Your Arthritis Pain Actually Be A Treatable Condition? Find ...
By admin
What people think of arthritis may actually be an easily treatable soft-tissue condition resulting from repetitive use. Learn how poor movement patterns can.
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11/27/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed - Greenwich Newsmaker Linda McMahon

John Cena and the Undertaker endure two opponents, keep their belts at ...
New York Daily News
Since Linda McMahon is running for the Senate in Connecticut, she had to file a financial disclosure form. My accountant Sam Sawbuck, using his beads, ...

2010 Senate Races: Democrat Chris Dodd in Real Trouble in ...
By Scared Monkeys
The poll shows that Dodd actually trails by 2% points to Linda McMahon. Yes, the same Linda McMahon who is the former WWE executive. Dodd finds himself with a 42%/49% favorable to unfavorable rating. My how the might have fallen. ...
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11/27/09 Reader Submitted Comments - Worth Construction

Good morning

Do you know who the Surety/Bonding Company was for Worth Construction at the Greenwich YMCA renovation project? We are still waiting final payment and need to file a claim. They are not willing to tell us.

I read your blog and feel you might know!!

I appreciate any help you may be able to give. Thanks!

Kyle J. Wolfe

M.J. Losito Electrical Contractors, Inc.

98 Wooster Street

Bethel, CT 06801-1829

Voice: (203) 790-9225 x25

Fax: (203) 743-4562

Email: mailto:mkjwolfe@lositoelectric.com

COMMENT:

We Do Not Know Who The Bonding Company Is. However, We Think The Project Had Some Tax Dollar Assistance And The Bonding Information Might Be On File With The Appropriate Governmental Agencies.

You also might try contacting the architect, who also should have this information on file.

Perhaps, Rebecca Fretty who is the President and CEO of Greenwich Family YMCA will provide you with the inforation and demonstrate to the community at large that she is an ethical leader in the town.

Ashleigh Rowe, is the Communications Director at the Greenwich YMCA and can be reached at 203-869-1630 Ext. 212

Timothy Wagner is the YMCA’s Director of Real Estate and Building Operations.

Good luck to in your efforts to collect what is due to your firm.

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11/27/09 READER SUBMITTED COMMENTS: Our CT GOP Newsletter - November 24th, 2009






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Chris MeekWhat a difference a year makes.

One short year ago we were trying to understand what the "Obama Tsunami" would mean for our economy, security and our nation as a whole. The common theme being bandied about was that the Republican Party was dead and that the landscape had changed in dramatic and historic ways. We were all looking for hope in the midst of a financial crisis, eight years of our brothers and sisters going off to fight in far away wars, and a political climate that had reached a level of nastiness not seen before. Post partisan politics, an open and transparent government accountable to the people was a refreshing thought.

As we all know, wishing hard enough doesn't always make things work out. We have watched in shock as the largest stimulus plan ever was rushed through the halls of Congress in order to prevent unemployment from hitting 10%. Thousands of pages of legal language have been passed so quickly that most of the members of Congress that supported them haven't even had a chance to read them. Promises of posting bills online before votes were broken almost as fast as the Champagne seals in the Speakers Office. Our indignation was compounded as our auto companies were all but nationalized, AIG was put onto a permanent respirator and there is a massive rush to change our health care system before America has a chance to return to the ballot box and put a stop to it.

The recent elections have shown how far things have come and how much things have changed since 2008. We have shown that coming together as a party and standing for something that counts means a great deal to everyone that casts a ballot. Locally, we have brought a new slate of leaders to the fore, Mike Pavia in Stamford, Peter Tesei in Greenwich and Tim Herbst in Trumbull, to name a few. These enterprising and charismatic individuals are bringing energy and new ideas to the forefront of our local governance. In a few short months, we will continue this push as we move into the midterm 2010 elections, again incredibly exciting for our state. Lt Governor Michael Fedele is running at the top of the ticket, looking to take his experience, knowledge and familiarity with CT voters to the State House as he succeeds Gov Rell. The slate of Senatorial Candidates looking to take the fight directly to Sen Chris Dodd is long and impressive; a vigorous and dynamic primary is exactly what we need to ensure that the person chosen to lead this fight does actually speak for the majority of people. The important issue to remember is that once this primary is finished, it is imperative that we all move quickly behind whoever is chosen to mount the challenge. If NY 23 has taught us anything, internal bickering is exactly what the Democrats are counting on.

The issues today are such that Republicans clearly have the advantage, and the actions of the Democrats this last year have ensured that people realize we need to have responsible leadership. In a recent Rasmussen Poll, 43% of those surveyed said they would vote for their district's Republican candidate vs. 38% choosing the Democrat. Fiscal responsibility, as we have seen, can be poorly managed by both parties, but right now Republicans clearly have the advantage. As the President allows time to slip by while our men and women are fighting in the mountains, America is looking again for decisive leadership abroad, While Congress stays in Washington on Saturdays so that they don't have to come home and face the voters, we are looking for reasonable and rational answers to healthcare.

This is the time for us to show that we have learned our lesson. Now it is our chance, our responsibility to stop the slide away from those principles which made ours the greatest nation, and ours one of the best states in that nation. Each of us has to appreciate the importance attached to this particular time and the nation we leave to our younger brothers, sisters, sons and daughters. Generations before us had to worry about what they left for their grandchildren, the pace of change at this moment means that we need to worry about the nation we leave our younger siblings.

Given these conditions we have an urgent need to come together as Republicans, as conservatives, as Americans -- in order to bring the right kind of change to the governance of this beloved state and nation of ours


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11/27/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed

Greenwich psychiatrist offering free support group for pain sufferers
Greenwich Citizen
And for the last 30 years, he has practiced psychiatry in his grand house on Stag Lane in backcountry Greenwich. Yes, he has seen his share of pain -- and ...
Greenwich Associates Report: Alternatives For Cash-Starved Companies
GlobalCustodian.com (subscription)
In particular, a new report from Greenwich Associates explains that executives at these businesses should be pressing their banks for help in freeing up ...
Empowering women's group providing over 270 Thanksgiving dinners
Greenwich Citizen
"There has never been a greater need for food and support," says former Greenwich resident Christine Palumbo, who now lives in Dolphin Cove, Stamford. ...
YWCA Greenwich holds winter toy tag sale
Greenwich Citizen
Parents on the YWCA Greenwich Preschool Social Committee will hold a big winter toy tag Sale on Wednesday, Dec. 9, from 9 am - 4 pm in the gallery of the ...
Anyone for orchids from Taiwan?
Greenwich Citizen
Those with a passion for orchids, for the newest cultivated creations of this endlessly variable flower, stopped in at the Greenwich Garden Education Center ...
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Greenwich police blotter
Greenwich Time
A 17-year-old boy from Greenwich was charged Nov. 19 with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and third-degree criminal trespass. ...
Staples holds off Greenwich to remain perfect, No. 1 in Class LL
Greenwich Time
By Jesse Quinlan WESTPORT -- The previous four Thanksgiving Day tilts between perennial powerhouses Staples and Greenwich have generated a lot of hype, ...
Hilfiger's estate sells for $20m
ABC Online
Sotheby's International Realty says the 18000-square-metre Greenwich mansion is being bought by a family who toured it in September. ...

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

11/26/09 Look Out Linda McMahon

Associated Press: Green Party after Nader to challenge Dodd

HARTFORD -- Sensing Sen. Chris Dodd's political vulnerability, the Connecticut Green Party is attempting to persuade its famous native son, Ralph Nader, to jump into the hotly contested 2010 Senate race.

Dodd's poll numbers give the Greens one of their best opportunities to win a U.S. Senate seat, said Tim McKee, a state party spokesman. And this time, McKee maintains, Nader wouldn't be a spoiler -- something he was accused of in the 2000 presidential election.

"A lot of Democrats would be upset about the prospect (of Nader entering the race). But we look at it as (Dodd's) already lost the seat," said McKee, who believes Dodd won't be able to resurrect the popularity he's enjoyed over the years.


A Quinnipiac University Poll released Nov. 12 showed 54 percent of voters disapprove of the job that Dodd is doing, up from 49 percent in September. The same survey showed the five-term incumbent Democrat particularly vulnerable among unaffiliated voters, the largest voting bloc in this otherwise Democratic-leaning state.

Talk of Nader possibly entering the Senate race has heated up on the Internet in recent weeks. The Connecticut Green Party is stepping up its efforts to encourage Nader to run and has planned a rally for Friday afternoon outside the Noah Webster Library in West Hartford, where Nader is scheduled to speak at a book-signing.

The 75-year-old activist and lawyer, who divides his time between Winsted and Washington, D.C., released a new book in September, titled "Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!," and is currently on a national book tour.

Nader is registered to vote in Connecticut.

"This is not about his ego or anything else. It's not really a draft effort. It's an effort to show him there is a lot of, a lot of support," said McKee, who is working with other party members to build a team of 100 grass roots volunteers for Nader.

As of the end of October, there were 1,824 voters in Connecticut registered as Green Party members, according to the Secretary of the State's Office.

Nader has not said whether he's willing to be a candidate. Several messages were left seeking comment through his publisher and Washington office.

Dodd's campaign and the Connecticut Democrats both declined to comment on the prospect of Nader getting into the Senate race. Dodd already faces a Democratic primary challenge from former Air Force Officer Merrick Alpert. And several Republicans are vying for the GOP nomination, including former Rep. Rob Simmons, former World Wrestling Entertainment top executive Linda McMahon and Peter Schiff, a Fairfield County money manager.

McKee said he hopes the Green Party can help turn the Connecticut Senate race into a national race and encourage people from across the country to contribute to Nader's campaign. He estimates they'll need to raise at least $3 million to $5 million.

"We could be extremely competitive, and we think we could win," he said.

Gary Rose, a politics professor at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut, said the likelihood of Nader winning the Senate race in Connecticut is remote. But he said Nader would be a factor, likely drawing support from Dodd.

"I think that Ralph Nader at this point, he's an interesting candidate, yes, he has some die-hard following out there and some supporters but I think increasingly he has become old news in the minds of voters," Rose said.

"I don't think he could win the seat but I do think he could be a spoiler, no doubt about it," Rose added. "It's going to be very tight race."

Green Party members have their issues with Dodd. McKee said they believe Dodd hasn't done enough to push for universal health care or to withdraw troops from Iraq and Afghanistan. Also, the party is not happy with Dodd's role as chairman of the Senate Banking Committee.

"I think one of the reasons why Dodd is so vulnerable is, it's clear that he's in bed with the bankers and people are upset with that," said Charlie Pillsbury, co-chairman of the New Haven Green Party and a congressional candidate in 2002.

"The one thing that you can say about Ralph Nader is, he has been challenging corporate America his entire adult life," Pillsbury said. "He's somebody who I think people could trust and really rally behind."

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