Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Primary Day

It's Primary Day across Connecticut! There is the primary in Fairfield between Jim Himes, and the Foil-bonneted Lee Whitnum to choose who will face Chris Shays in the general election.

There are also fourteen races for state representative, four for state sentate, and numerous primaries for registrar of voters.

Registrar of voters? Why the hell would anyone primary to run for registrar of voters? You have to be kidding me.

Are there any other interesting primaries out there today? Perhaps a primary for shellfish commissioner?

Anyhow, if you live in one of these districts where there is a primary, be sure to get out there and do some damage.


CT Bob said...

In a lot of towns the Registrar is a fairly simple part-time job that pays fairly well. As such, it's a prime target for retirees or stay-at-home parents. Plus, it's often looked upon as a prestige position for their respective parties.

That being said, it's kind of silly to have to primary something like that. It should properly be handled by each party's town committees well in advance of a primary.

Headless Horseman said...

well, yeah that seems silly to me since each party gets one in a town. You;re right, it should be handled by tghe parties so the town doesn't have to pay for a ridiculous primary.

liberty_or_death said...

my registrar primary is in a damn recount!!! as if the election wasn't a big enough waste of tax money, now they are going to recount it!!!

Just concede for goodness sake!

Damn New Britain!

mccommas said...

We had a primary for Registrar of Voters in Windham.

-- AND WE WON!!!!

We had to do a little housecleaning. We got rid of the Republican In Name Only incumbent and the challanger she was backing.

It was real light turn out. 10 percent.

I was on the phone asking people to vote and the unspoken question always was "What do I care who the the Republican Registrar of Voters is?

We won by about 111-60. The challanger didn't put up much of a fight.

The Dems had a state rep primary and they got thousands more than we did.