U.S. Rep. Jim Himes has visited Norwalk and Stamford so far on Election Day and he and his wife Mary have voted in the Cos Cob section of Greenwich. During an interview on his way to Darien, the first-term Democrat, who’s battling for re-election against state Sen. Dan Debicella of Shelton, said he has a good feeling.
“Everything suggests that you have a high level of excitement out there, of course it is hard to know whether it’s for Democrats of Republicans,” Himes said. “I was enormously heartened over the last 24 offices, as I visited Democratic campaign offices packed to the brim and filled with energy.
This afternoon it’s visits to voters in Darien, Westport and Trumbull, then he’ll close out the day in Bridgeport, where he will take returns in the Holiday Inn before going downstairs to greet supporters in a party space.
His poll strategy? Like Debicella, to just say hello to voters. “But one gentleman walked up and wanted to talk about the coup in Honduras,” says Himes, a fluent Spanish speaker.