Remember Lee Whitnum, who lost the Democratic congressional primary two years ago by a landslide to Jim Himes?
Not to be deterred by her less-than-stellar showing in that race — Himes got 88 percent of the vote — Whitnum decided she wanted to run for U.S. Senate this year and challenge AG Dick Blumenthal for the Democratic nomination.
A word of advice to Whitnum: there’s this great invention called Google you might want to check out.
Whitnum showed up at the Connecticut Convention Center last Friday in Hartford for what she thought was the Democratic conclave, only to find herself at the state Republican Convention.
The Democrats were holding their state party convention at the Connecticut Expo Center, which is all of 2.05 miles away.
By the time Whitnum showed up at the RIGHT convention — or should I say LEFT — the nominations for Senate had been closed.
Whitnum wasn’t about to stop there, however.
A former gal pal of John Kerry and author of the novel “The Hedge Fund Mistress,” Whitnum fired off an e-mail to party leaders early Saturday morning demanding a do-over.
Here is an except obtained by Hearst newspapers:
“I was never told the location of the convention. I falsely assumed it was at the convention center. I was late to the Expo and roll-call had begun. There were a lot of abstentions. I want us to do the roll-call again and I want my ten minutes.”
Didn’t Whitnum already get her 15 minutes?
When top Democrats informed Whitnum that the convention information was on the party’s Web site, she reportedly told them, “No one uses the Internet.”