No one can really replace the colorful Lou DeLuca. As the Senate Republican leader since the retirement of Dell Eads, DeLuca made up for his occasional inarticulate approach with his passion and candor.
It is a shame that his career was ended by an incredibly foolish error in judgment, but his decision to move off the political stage is welcome and overdue.
The Everyday Republican is reporting that there are currently no less than four Republicans looking to fill the vacated Senate seat DeLuca leaves behind. Among those mentioned are State Representative Arthur O'Neill of Southbury and Watertown Councilman Robert Kane.
What about the Democrats? Word on the street is that one-time DeLuca Challenger and recent Eddie Perez campaign manager Ken Curran may take a shot.
You can see from the photo that according to his T-shirt he would rather be blogging. He certainly wouldn't rather be on a treadmill, or abstaining from donuts. I guess his ALF and Star Trek T-shirts were in the laundry the day they took this photo.
This guy could put the "special" in "special election."