House Dems To Hold Campaign Kick Off , Thursday, June 17
House Speaker Chris Donovan (D-Meriden) and his colleagues will mark 2009 and 2010 legislative accomplishments on Thursday, June 17th from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Firebox restaurant, 539 Broad Street, Hartford. Donations of choice may be made to Speaker’s Leadership Committee. Contact Gary Turco for information firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-335-6122
DTC Meeting Thursday, June 17, 7 p.m.
The Town Committee will hold its June meeting, Thursday, June 17th at New Britain City Hall’s Room 201 at 7 p.m.
New Britain Fund Raiser For Blumenthal, Friday June 18
The event will be held at the home of DTC member David DeFronzo and former DTC officer Monica Hermanowski DeFronzo, 53 Pendleton Road, New Britain.
Hosts and sponsors for the event include State Senator Donald DeFronzo, former City Treasurero Jason Jakubowski, Berlin Mayor Adam Salina, former State Senator Joe Harper, State Rep. John Geragosian, Kate McCue, Dave Kozak, Angelo D’Alfonso, Atty. Jamie Sullivan and Paul Puzzo. The suggest contribution levels include $125 for supporters, $250 for sponsors and $500 for benefactors.
For more information on the Blumenthal campaign please visit www.richardblumenthal.com
Bysiewicz Invites Supporters To Thank You Party, June 24th
Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz, ruled ineligible to run for Attorney General in May in a controversial state Supreme Court decision, is holding a series of “thank you” parties for her supporters and friends around Connecticut this month.
The party for New Britain area supporters will be held on Thursday, June 24th from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Polish National Home, 60 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford. To rsvp or for more information Friends of Susan: 860-257-4988 or email@example.com
The Vote Count: Dems At 16,911 Out of 31,553
Democratic Registrar of Voters Butch Dzwonkowski has completed the annual canvas of voters in New Britain and reports the following number of voters on the rolls as of June 10th:
Democrats: 16,911 – 54%
Republicans: 3.164 – 10%
Unaffiliateds: 11,092 – 35%
Other Parties: 386 – 1%
Democratic Chairman John McNamara said DTC members in each voting district will be asked to review voter lists and seek new registrations and conduct outreach to restore inactive voters to the rolls in their neighborhoods. “Attrition usually occurs from one presidential year to the next but we need to build on gains made in Democratic registrations in 2008 by continuing to reach out to residents to stay on the active list,” said McNamara.
“This is the lethal flaw among rich candidates. They think skills that make for success in business are a template for winning in politics. A man who travels to campaign stops in his Maserati, however, may not understand some of the subtleties of campaigning.” — Hartford Courant Columnist Kevin Rennie, “Candidates Regrouping After Party Conventions,” June 13, 2010, commenting on endorsed GOP Gubernatorial Tom Foley