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Danbury's "Fighting Dems" invade Comcast

Friday, August 03, 2007
Time: 8:29 PM

As stated in an earlier post, I made my HatCityBLOG premiere on local access television. Well, technically it's my second go around at local access, but that's another story...

I attended the taping of Ivon Alcimé's "Ideas at Work and Beyond" featuring Mayoral candidate Helena Abrantes, 2nd ward candidate (and the person Mayor Boughton quotes as "not doing his homework"), Ken Gucker, and the person who will finally give the so-called City Clerk Jean Natale her long overdue walking papers, City Clerk candidate Eileen Coladarci.

During the show, Gucker and Coladarci introduced themselves to the public offering insight into their backgrounds as well as comment on their reasoning for running for office. In the main attraction, Abrantes unveiled her campaign strategy by outlining her six point vision for Danbury while carefully critiquing Mayor Boughton on a range of issues.

All in all, it was possibly the most informative insight into Abrantes outlook for Danbury to date and if the response to the show is any indication, one should not take this election lightly.

The show is available for viewing over at the Ideas at Work and Beyond website.

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