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.
By Greenwich Time intern Jay Polansky
Today I rocked the vote. And the fire lane.
Due to the removal of the famous North Mianus rock (pun intended), near the entrance to the District 12 polling place, I had to park in the fire lane of the school’s front circle facing Palmer Hill Road instead of its expansive back circle and parking lot facing Old Orchard Road.
However, as a first-time voter it was a small hiccup in my voting experience. Thankfully, my “I voted today” sticker did not come with a parking ticket.
Ned Lamont, left, Democratic candidate for governor, shakes hands with Tom Foley, the endorsed Republican candidate for the post at Greenwich High School earlier Tuesday. Lamont was at GHS to vote and mingle with the electorate, while Foley was mixing with voters after having voted at the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center.
Wonder what a similar meeting would be like if the two Greenwich residents met in the November general election…
District 5 (Riverside School) took the lead of highest voter participation, surpassing District 8 (Central Middle School), which held the lead for the past couple of hours.
According to unofficial totals from the town, between Republicans and Democrats, the polling place with the highest total of voters is District 5 (Riverside School) with 328. That’s over 16 percent of its 2,009 registered GOP and Dem voters. District 3 (Western Middle School) continues to see the fewest voters, with 68, or just over 7 percent of its 896 registered GOPers and Dems, voting.
A total of 1,801 Republicans, or over 13 percent of the 13,448 total registered GOPers in town, have cast ballots at the town’s 12 polling places. For Dems, 1,101 voters, or about 12 percent of the 9,126 Dems registered in town, have voted.
Combining Republicans and Democrats, 2,870, or under 13 percent of the 22,574 registered GOPers and Dems, have voted.
Republicans continue to have an edge in total voters as of 1 p.m.
According to unofficial totals from the town, 1,579 Republicans, or over 11.7 percent of the 13,448 total registered GOPers in town, have cast ballots at the town’s 12 polling places. For Dems, 962 voters, or just above 10 percent of the 9,126 Dems registered in town, have voted.
Combining Republicans and Democrats, 2,550, or under 10 percent of the 22,574 registered GOPers and Dems, have voted.
Between Republicans and Democrats, the polling place with the highest total of voters is District 8 (Central Middle School) with 277. That’s over 11 percent of its 2,448 registered GOP and Dem voters. District 3 (Western Middle School) has seen the fewest voters, with 63, or just over 7 percent of its 896 registered GOPers and Dems, voting.
Sean Olbrych, the Democratic moderator at Riverside School in Greenwich said the town’s Democratic Party head Frank Farricker stopped by the polling station before noon to deliver an important missive. Farricker wanted results reported soon after 8 p.m., with the Democratic race for governor very close. Farricker had said turnout upstate was very light, and the race could come down to voters in Greenwich and Stamford. Not surprising that voters here are more invested in former Stamford mayor Dan Malloy and Greenwich resident Ned Lamont.
Well, that’s true when it comes to the voting arrangement today at Park Avenue Elementary School in Danbury.
As registered voters enter the school gymnasium, they can easily see that Democratic voting is on the right and Republican voting on the left.
Parties also were color-coded – red for the Republicans, and green for the Democrats.
As of 1 p.m., it was no line, no wait for either side at Park Avenue.