State Sen. Dan Debicella, R-Shelton, feels optimistic that he can turn U.S. Rep. Jim Himes into a one-term congressman.
During a pre-noon phone interview, the second-term Debicella, who in a half dozen debates went toe-to-toe with Himes on the issues facing the nation, said he visited Norwalk, Fairfield and Shelton polls this morning.
This afternoon he will head to Westport, Norwalk and Stamford before going back to his HQ on Norwalk’s East Avenue. His post-election bash will be held across the street at the Norwalk Inn, former congressman Chris Shays’ traditional Election Night venue.
“I’m very positive,” Debicella said. “The only facts I have are the turnout numbers in the towns that we think we will win, Darien, New Canaan and Shelton, which by 10 o’clock had 20-percent turnout.”
What’s his polling-place tactic? “I just stand there and thank people going in and coming out,” he said. “Most people have their minds up and today’s so cold, most people want to just get into the warmth and vote.”