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Last night, Danbury Republican caucus for the State Rep races in the 109th and 110th district...or should I say the all white club caucus but I'll leave that issue alone and reserve my thoughts on the event as a whole for a future post.
After the formalities and non-factor nominations for Justice of the Peace and Registar of Voters were out of the way, the main event proceeded.
First up to deck was the nomination and extremely brief acceptance speech of Scott Demuth for State Rep in the 110th district.
I know what you're saying...Scott Dewho? The answer is quite simple...and will explain why the photograph of the Republican endorsed candidate is nothing more than a blur.
The Republican voter registration in the 110th district is laughable to say the least. In short, Bob Godfrey has defeated his GOP opponents by such large margins that it's common knowledge that the Republican challengers in that district are nothing more than place holders on the ballot so that the GOP can claim that they presented a full ticket for voters.
If you never heard of Demuth, after his speech your level knowledge of the man challenging Godfrey will not change. His picture is a blur because in all likelyhood, he'll be a blur that will disappear into the abyss of failed Republican candidates from the 110th come Election Day.
Next up to bat was the nomination of Andrew Wetmore for State Rep in the 109th.
After losing his seat on the Zoning Commission after one term, Wetmore was picked to run for the City Council position in the Third Ward after Jack Knapp gave up his spot and run for at-Large. Unfortunately, the Democrats made a HUGE mistake in not endorsing a candidate in the third ward and allowing David Arconti (a life long resident of the third ward) to run at-Large, thus allowing Wetmore to run virtually unopposed.
Now that the seat in the 109th is once again an open seat for the first time since 2006, Republicans are hoping that Wetmore can bring the seat back in their control.