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Himes Smiles and Dials at Wilton Democratic Headquarters

Himes, who lives in Greenwich, is currently serving his second term and is a member of the House Committee on Financial Services.

Congressman Jim Himes (D-4th) — who on Wednesday squared-off in the first of three debates with Republican challenger Steve Obsitnik — worked the phone bank for a few hours last Monday, Oct. 1, at Wilton Democratic Headquarters, 143 Old Ridgefield Road.

Joining him was Carolanne Curry, a Westport resident who is running for incumbent State Senator Toni Boucher's (R-26th) seat in Hartford, and about a half dozen volunteers.

Himes, who lives in Cos Cob, is seeking his third term and is a member of the House Committee on Financial Services.

During the visit to Democratic Headquarters, which officially opened on Sept. 28, Jody Marcell, a member of the Wilton Democratic Town Committee who was overseeing operations, told Patch that there was no need to run phone lines into the vacant storefront, as all volunteers are using prepaid cell phones issued by the Democratic National Committee.

"That's how a lot of these calls are being made today... wireless," she said.

Marcell said later in the month volunteers working on President Obama's reelection campaign would also be using space in the storefront to call voters.

Steven Rosenbaum October 14, 2012 at 10:29 AM
Good to see that the DCCC foots the bill. Typical entrenched incumbent.
Amo Probus October 14, 2012 at 12:04 PM
I take exception to the use of "Himes squared-off in a debate." Mr. Himes' arguments have seldom been "square." Eliptical, convoluted, twisted are more appropriate descriptions. But this is understandable given the policies he is required to defend.
Connecticut15 October 15, 2012 at 11:49 PM
How did the Wilton Bulletin make a story about political signs of both major parties being stolen into an announcement for the opening of the Democratic Party Headquarters?
Jody Schott Marcell October 18, 2012 at 02:09 PM
Actually, the Democratic Town Committee pays for these prepaid phones NOT the national committee.

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