Wednesday, April 24, 2024


Westport First Selectwoman Makes the Rounds in Boston

Westport First Selectwoman Diane G. Farrell returned to Boston today to mingle with fellow Democrats and raise awareness and funds in her uphill battle to unseat veteran Republican Rep. Christopher Shays in Connecticuts 4th District.WNDemCon.jpg

ғIts exciting to be here,Ҕ she said. You get a palpable vibe that Kerry can do it.Ӕfarrellpostal07270406.jpg
Westport First Selectwoman and Democratic congressional candidate Diane G. Farrell greets Mark and Marsha Coyle from Tulsa, Boston today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo

Farrell made a brief visit to the Democratic National Convention Sunday night but returned to Westport late in the evening.

She was on the road to Boston at 5:30 a.m. today after a full day of business in Westport and the evening fundraiser at the Levitt Pavilion starring Smokey Robinson.

IӒm here for three reasons, Farrell said.

ItӒs a wonderful gathering of Democrats and good opportunity to see a lot of people in one place. Its also a good opportunity to meet with the press in one location.

ғAnd its nice to be here to thank donors to my campaign and meet some people who may consider becoming contributors.Ҕ

Farrell had a number of interviews with Connecticut media at the Sheraton Hotel where she also attended the Democrat National Committees Official WomenҒs Caucus.

Among the speakers were Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and former Secretary of State Madeline Albright.

At the meeting, she greeted a number of delegates as a television crew and several photographers from Connecticut media gathered around her.

Who is that?Ӕ asked one woman of a reporter. When told, she said, She (Farrell) really has charisma.Ӕ

Outside the ballroom where the caucus was held, Farrell struck up a conversation with Mark Coyle, 50, and his wife, Marsha, 45, both postal workers from Tulsa, Okla.

ItӒs really neat to meet someone like you, he said as his wife, wearing a red white and blue Uncle Sam hat, beamed.

Farrell also got a hug at a souvenir stand from Jacqueline Kozin, 31, of New Haven, president of the New Haven chapter of Connecticut Young Democrats, who was selling Kerry T-shirts and buttons.

ԓIts so nice to see you,Ҕ Kozin told the Westport official.

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