Apr 16, 2004
Farrel Outraising Shays
Westport First Selectwoman Diane Farrell, a Democrat campaigning for Congress against U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays, raised more money than the incumbent did in the last quarter, according to documents filed yesterday with the Federal Election Commission.
Farrell’s campaign raised $370,000 between Jan. 1 and March 31, while Shays’ campaign raised $249,000 in the same time period, the FEC documents show.
Farrell, a two-term first selectwoman, said she did not expect the fund-raising success her campaign has achieved. The campaign manager of Farrell for Congress, Adam Wood, said no Democrat seeking the Fourth Congressional District has raised as much so early in the race.
“It’s wonderfully heartening,” Farrell said. “It’s validated our intuition that people are ready for change in the district and eager to talk about the issues both at the local level and the national scene.”
Now Shays is one of those Republicans who people like to give a free pass to as a moderate. But as we have discussed before, there are no moderate Republicans in the 108th Congress, period. If you want proof, just take a look at this press release he sent out on Richard Clarke where he says, “Mr. Clarke is engaging in revisionist history, apparently for personal partisan reasons.” And Farrell was dead on when she said,
“Look at Christopher Shays’ (voting) record. It has changed. It is startling.”
You want to be a rubberstamp attack dog like the rest, don’t go home and pretend that you were the conscience of the party. When John McCain stood up and denounced the disgraces of his party, where was Shays?