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Thursday, July 14, 2005

Looks like Farrell is staring her campaign

This is not come to a surprise to anyone who heard her comments recently.

Westport First Selectman Diane Farrell has just filed papers with the Federal Election Commission so it seems like she ready for a rematch against Chris Shays for the 4th district seat. Farrell came very close to beating Shays in 2004 and with the public's disapproval of Congress, she has a real good chance in beating Shays in 2006.

From the New York Newsday

Westport First Selectman Diane Farrell took the first formal steps Wednesday to launch her second bid for Congress against Republican Rep. Christopher Shays.

Farrell, a Democrat who lost to Shays in 2004, filed papers with the Federal Election Commission that will allow her to begin raising money for her campaign.

[...]

Farrell, who got 48 percent of the vote last November, said Shays has done nothing to solve the problems that plague resident of the 4th District, including lack of affordable health care, bad foreign policy and "an education policy that leaves too many children behind."

"We need a congressman who's wedded to the people and families of this district _ not to an extreme leadership that is frighteningly out of touch with Connecticut," said Farrell.
Oh, this is going to be fun to watch.