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Candidates Kick-Off Campaign Season at Century Club

Redding Democrats held their annual Century Club on Sunday under a crisp, early-autumn sky. Guests came to hear from the Democratic candidates on this year’s ballot, with Congressman Jim Himes and Senator Richard Blumenthal kicking off the fundraising event in preparation for the election on November 6th.

Himes and Blumenthal spoke about the many pressing issues in Washington, and their work to protect the rights of every American, including minorities, women’s issues and the seriousness of confirming a Supreme Court Justice, and the protection of our healthcare.

Introducing Gubernatorial Candidate Ned Lamont, Redding Democratic Town Committee Chair Mike D’Agostino stressed the need for positive change in Connecticut.

“If we focus on failed policies of the past and present, we will not be prepared for the future. Ned Lamont has a clear plan to move Connecticut forward, balance the budget, and improve the lives of every citizen.”

Lamont shared his vision of Connecticut “as the place we will always call home, and where our kids can find hope and opportunity.” His plan is to balance the budget through collaborative effort with the state legislature; and he spoke about the importance of electing democratic candidates to work together in Hartford as the best way to move the state forward.

Will Haskell for State Senate, Anne Hughes and Raghib Allie Brennan for the CT General Assembly, all gave impassioned campaign speeches about the importance of electing progressive Democratic candidates, and spent time listening and talking with assembled guests.

The event was held at the home of Joe and Mary Lee Pampel, and hosted by the Redding Democratic Town Committee with First Selectman Julia Pemberton and many of Redding’s elected board and commission members in attendance.

Author Mary Ann Carman

Mary Ann Carman is Secretary of the Redding DTC, and Chair of the Communications Committee. She can be reached at reddingdems@gmail.com

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