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The Meek shall inherit…the dearth

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Republican candidate, Chris Meek, right, talks with Woodbury resident Chris Ford. Steve Obstinik won the  Fourth Congressional District nomination at the Connecticut Convention Center, Friday, May 18, 2012.

Republican candidate, Chris Meek, right, talks with Woodbury resident Chris Ford. Steve Obstinik won the Fourth Congressional District nomination at the Connecticut Convention Center, Friday, May 18, 2012.

The yeoman’s task of running for Congress in the 4th District, where the GOP is desperately trying to fill a void, is drawing strong interest from Stamford Republican Chris Meek, according to a person familiar with his plans.

Meek, 42, finished a distant second to fellow Republican Steve Obsitnik at the party’s nominating convention in 2012 and opted to suspend his campaign rather than primary. Obsitnik went on to lose the general election in a landslide to Jim Himes, a Democrat now in his third term who is national finance chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Meek, who works in investment management for State Street Global Advisors, declined to comment about his political plans.

Married with three small children, Meek founded the Stamford Young Republicans, a group that evolved into Our CT Grand Young Party and touts itself as having several hundred members statewide.

In July 2009, Meek launched SoldierSocks, a Stamford-based nonprofit that has shipped more than 30,000 pounds of supplies such as tube socks, baby wipes and other toiletries to troops overseas, according to its website.

Meek also runs Start Now!, a 501(c)(3) organization that helps people with distressed home loans.

He “retired” from a career as a trader of equity derivatives at Goldman Sachs, the former employer of Himes, to run for Congress.

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Neil Vigdor

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  1. Fords says:

    With an upcoming fundraiser for “Soldier Socks’ (aka Meek for Congress) with a host committee of Foley, Fedele, himself and “more to follow” (I would assume the McMahons) he’s running. The RSVPs are going to a woman that was fired from being the RNC National Finance Director for making luxury purchases. I would say he’s in and running a campaign for Congress under the guise of “helping the troops”, very GOP of him.

  2. Chris George says:

    First Boucher. Now meek. What other C level candidates are going to run this year?