CONNECTICUT 7 Electoral Votes

There was not much presidential campaign activity as Leslie O'Brien, executive director of the Connecticut Democratic Party, explains: "The simple fact is that we are/were a blue state and the Kerry Campaign and the DNC didn't put any resources into this state.  We didn't have ACT, or any 527's focusing on our statewide operation...  We didn't even get literature or lawn signs - we had to purchase Kerry Edwards paraphernalia through our own fundraising efforts here at the state party."

There was a big political story in Connecticut in 2004, and that was the resignation amid scandal of Gov. John Rowland (R); his successor Gov. M. Jodi Rell (R) was sworn in July 1, 2004.
Bush-Cheney '04 Kerry-Edwards 2004
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BC'04 State Co-Chairs: Craig Stapleton and Thomas Foley 

Connecticut Victory 2004
Exec. Director: Brian Farnen 

Republican Party of Connecticut
State Chair: Herb Shepardson 
Exec. Director: Dick Vanni

KE State Director: David Krause (for the last eight weeks of the campaign)

Coordinated Campaign Director: Dan Pickett

Connecticut Democratic Party
State Chair: George Jepsen
Exec. Director: Leslie O'Brien
Office: 179 Allyn Street, Hartford

June 21, 2004 - LB attends Victory 2004 event at the home of Chuck Davis, an executive at Marsh & McLennan, in Greenwich (Belle Haven), CT.  (Raises $500,000). 

May 19, 2004 - DC delivers address at the 122nd Commencement Exercise of the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT. 

March 24, 2004 - LB remarks at Rob Simmons for Congress luncheon at Mystic Marriott Hotel and Spa in Groton, CT.  ($) 

July 22, 2004 - JE luncheon fundraiser at the Goodwin Hotel in Hartford, CT.  ($) 

May 21, 2004 - JK fundraiser at singer Paul Simon's home in New Canaan, CT. ($)

Newspaper Endorsements
The News Times [Danbury]  (10/31/04)
Waterbury Republican-American  (10/31/04)
Hartford Courant  (10/24/04)
New Haven Register  (10/24/04)
The Register Citizen [Torrington]  (10/24/04)
Connecticut Post [Bridgeport]  (10/17/04)
Record-Journal [Meriden]  (10/31/04)
Yale Daily News  (10/29/04)
Norwich Bulletin  (10/24/04)
*Stamford Advocate  (10/24/04)
*The Day [New London]  (09/26/04)

More Candidate Visits
Oct. 30-31, 2004
Oct. 30 - Campaign speech at Eastern Connecticut State University's Shafer Hall Auditorium in Willimantic.
Oct. 31 - Press conference at the public library in Winsted.

Oct. 6, 2004
Campaign speech in front of Battell Chapel at Yale University in New Haven.

Sept. 22, 2004
Peter Miguel Camejo at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven.

May 25, 2004
-Radio show “Connecticut Today” with Jim Vicevich at WTIC 1080 AM in Farmington
-Speaks on local and state issues in Connecticut at Canton Public Library in Canton.
-Press conference with high school youth at Trinity College in Hartford.
-Meeting with volunteers at Cafe Verdi in Hartford.

Oct. 29, 2004
-Speaks at Connecticut College in New London.
-Speaks to the student body at West Shore Middle School in Milford.
-Fundraiser at the Bloodroot Restaurant in Bridgeport.

Aug. 12, 2004
-Pat LaMarche fundraiser at RUBB Natural Bath and Beauty in Westport.

on one day in late July or the first days of Aug. 2004
-Michael Badnarik helped to gather petition signatures at federal plaza in New Haven.

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