Thursday, February 26, 2004
While most eyes are focused on next week’s Connecticut Democratic primary, Westport First Selectwoman Diane Goss Farrell is quietly trying to get voters to think about the battle for Congress in November.
“Diane Farrell for Congress” stickers have begun circulating among Westport Democrats. WestportNow.com photo
Farrell filed papers Jan. 13 to begin to raise funds to challenge Rep. Christopher Shays, a 16-year Republican veteran, for his 4th District seat.
At the time, she said she planned to make a formal announcement within a month and would be traveling throughout the district listening to and sharing her concerns and hopes with fellow residents.
A source close to Farrell said that announcement has been put off until sometime in March after the March 2 presidential primary.
But the two-term Westport chief executive nevertheless has been busy raising funds and talking with party leaders and voters.
In addition, “Diane Farrell for Congress” bumper and lapel stickers have begun circulating among Westport Democrats.
Update 2/29/04:A fundraiser for the Westport Democratic Town Committee was told the Farrell announcement will be made March 15 at 8 a.m. at Oscar’s Delicatessen in Westport to be followed by appearances elsewhere in the district.
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