Photo by Helen Neafsey
Tom Foley and his wife Leslie voted EARLY Tuesday (around 6 a.m.) at the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center. Here, they greet other early birds on their way out. It was then on to Greenwich High School for Foley and Co.
Photo by Helen Neafsey
Linda McMahon, the endorsed Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, seems a bit surprised by the welcome she received from Greenwich residents and officials this morning when she came to vote at North Street School. Among the welcome wagon are state Rep. Livvy Floren, state Sen. L. Scott Frantz and Selectman David Theis.
As of 1 p.m., 65 Democrats and 175 Republicans had voted at District 1 (Huckleberry Hill Elementary School).
Meanwhile, 139 Democrats and 283 Republicans cast a vote at District 2 (Brookfield High School).
Ned Lamont, the gubernatorial challenger to convention winner Dannel Malloy, will finish his Primary Day activities greteing voters in New Haven and Bridgeport, where he has the endorsement of local Democrats that may be crucial to a victory. Here’s his schedule for the rest of the day, according to his campaign.
5:15pm – 5:45pm – GREET NEW HAVEN VOTERS, Edgewood School (25th Ward) 737 Edgewood Ave.
6:15pm – 7:15pm – GREET BRIDGEPORT VOTERS
6:15pm – 6:35pm – Wilbur Cross School, 1775 Reservoir Ave. Bridgeport
6:45pm – 7:15pm – Location: Central High School, 1 Lincoln Blvd. Bridgeport
When results come in, Lamont and his running mate Mary Glassman will join their families, friends and supporters at an election night party at Testo’s Restaurant (1775 Madison Ave, Bridgeport)
In Bethel, 41 unaffiliated voters changed to Republican and five unaffiliated voters changed to Democrat between Aug. 4 to Aug. 6. Republican registrar of voters Mary Legnard said some of those people told her they only changed affiliations so they could vote in the primary, and would go back to being unaffiliated once the election was over.
GOP Senate frontrunner Linda McMahon certainly is racking up the miles on Primary Day. She dropped by the polls in Stamford early this morning, then swung by her Norwalk office to thank supporters. After a bite at Five Guys Burgers and Fries, it was on to Bunnell High School in Stratford and over to Danbury for a TV interview.
If you were expecting a parade of WWE wrestlers to be handing Linda McMahon the belt tonight in Cromwell, you might be in for a disappointment.
Word out of McMahon’s campaign is that the GOP’s front-runner’s primary night fete will be short on wrestlers.
Don’t be surprised to see Triple H, who is married to McMahon’s daughter Stephanie, at the candidate’s side again like he was at the state GOP convention.
McMahon is currently in the Hat City — Danbury for those of you who don’t know your Stetson history — and will be working her way to Newtown.
SHELTON – Jerry Labriola of Naugatuck wasn’t on the ballot Tuesday, but went face-to-face with local Democratic Registrar of Voters Jack Finn over the 75-foot zone outside Sunnyside School.
“I think I’m well beyond 75 feet,” said Labroila, the GOP candidate to challenge veteran U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro of New Haven. “These people have already voted.”
Finn handed his cell phone to Labriola and told someone in City Hall that Finn seemed too zealous in enforcing the 75-foot perimeter around the entrance to the school.
“He’s just trying to do his thing,” Labriola said into the phone. “We’re going to leave in five minutes.” While most of the city is located in the Fourth District, Sunnyside is one of three voting precincts in the Third Congressional District.
“I’m not on a power trip,” Finn said during the pre-noon confrontation.
Labriola said he was greeting voters after they cast their ballots to begin his fall campaign to upset DeLauro. “I’m a good, reasonable alternative to an entrenched 20-year incumbent,” he said.
Later, Finn said he confiscated some political signs on the side of River Road because they were on school property.
“I told them they couldn’t put their signs there,” Finn said, noting that Labriola was the only candidate who was given back their signs.
“I’ve never seen a candidate so obnoxious,” Finn said as Labriola and his campaign manager drove off into the fray of Primary Day.