We Republicans enjoy a solid ticket up and down the ballot for Election 2012, and I can report that the enthusiasm here in New Canaan isvvery tangible.
As fast as we order them, the Romney Ryan stickers and yardvsigns are flying out of headquarters. New Canaan has a very special relationship with Governor Mitt Romney. He has numerous friendsvhere and has visited “the next station to heaven” multiple times, receivingvimmense support from hundreds of residents. He is riding enormous momentum andvpoised to make President Obama a one
term president!In the Senate race, it’s getting tiresome to hear the unfair attacks on Linda McMahon.
Have Linda’s critics looked at the Congress lately? Where were the naysayers when the musician John Hall was elected to Congress? Nebraska sent their college football Coach Tom Osbourne to Congress. Senator Jim Bunning of Kentucky was a Hall of Fame pitcher prior to being elected to the Senate. Did Saturday Night Live really prepare Al Franken of Minnesota to become a Senator?
Candidates bring different backgrounds and life experiences to Congress and Linda McMahon is no different, except that her business successes and entrepreneurial drive make her exceptionally well qualified for the office.
Stamford native Steve Obsitnik is running for Congress in our 4th District. He is a successful high-tech entrepreneur who, unlike the current administration, intends to support small business, reduce government spending intelligently and help promote our shared values of free enterprise, limited government and individual liberty.
We are also fortunate that it appears Senators Toni Boucher and Scott Frantz will both be re-elected this year. These two fiscal conservative Senators are the real firewall when it comes opposing Governor Malloy’s tax increases and additional wasteful spending on bus routes and trains to Springfield, Massachusetts and the huge give away to Jackson Laboratory
They both are very articulate in describing how bleak Connecticut’s finances are and how unfriendly our state is to the business community and offer-up sound ideas to the Democrat’s spending. Due to the mandatory statewide redistricting, New Canaan scored a real coup by having the southeastern portion of town now be represented by Lawrence F. Cafero, Jr. of Norwalk. Larry is the House Minority Leader in Hartford and has served in House for ten terms. He is looking forward to representing New Canaan after the election and has been very visible in our
Finally, Councilman and attorney, Thomas P. O’Dea, Jr. is running for the 125th House District and is a hardworking and able replacement for the well-respected Representative John Hetherington. Earlier this year John decided to not run for re-election after a decade of service in the House.
Also please join me in voting for the energetic Kathleen Redman as the Republican registrar of voters.
So New Canaan Republicans and the almost thirty –percent of “unaffiliated” voters should find this entire ticket worthy of your important vote. But no matter how you feel, please vote on Election Day, November 6. 2012!
James T. O’Hora, is currently serving in his second term as Chairman of the New Canaan Republican Town Committee and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org