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Monday, March 27, 2006

 

Ridgefield Goes For Lamont

More delegates for Ned Lamont:

Thursday night the Ridgefield Democrats held their caucus to elect delegates to the three conventions that will be held around the state in May to nominate candidates for this fall's elections.

Eight supporters of U.S. Senate candidate Ned Lamont were elected out of a total 11 delegates from Ridgefield elected.


Update: A report from an attendee in Ridgefield:

We began with a party in a private home to introduce Ned Lamont to Ridgefield. His comments about Iraq, healthcare, energy, education electrified the crowd. The First Selectman (mayor) attended along with a lot of instant supporters. The next step was to get 15% of the State delegates to vote for Lamont so he could appear on the ballot. The delegates are voted on by the Democratic Town Committee, which in Ridgefield was chaired by a Lieberman supporter. She offered only 2 out of 11 places for Lamont. We created a challenger slate, even conceding 3 spaces for elected officials and 8 DTC members all committed to Lamont. Then, we just had to do was make sure we had the right people in the room--about 65 turned out, when normally a quorum is questionable--and Ned's victory was assured in one small but loud town in CT!


Awesome job. This is real democracy in action, folks!
Comments:
We began with a party in a private home to introduce Ned Lamont to Ridgefield. His comments about Iraq, healthcare, energy, education electrified the crowd. The First Selectman (mayor)attended along with a lot of instant supporters. The next step was to get 15% of the State delegates to vote for Lamont so he could appear on the ballot. The delegates are voted on by the Democratic Town Committee, which in Ridgefield was chaired by a Lieberman supporter. She offered only 2 out of 11 places for Lamont. We created a challenger slate, even conceding 3 spaces for elected officials and 8 DTC members all committed to Lamont. Then, we just had to do was make sure we had the right people in the room--about 65 turned out, when normally a quorum is questionable--and Ned's victory was assured in one small but loud town in CT!
 
Wouldn't it be a hoot if Joe didn't get 15% at the convention? Are there more tallies from other DTC meetings, or have there only been 3 so far?
 
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