Free Republic
Browse · Search
GOP Club
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

RINO Christopher Shays Faces Rematch With 2004 Opponent
WestportNow.com ^ | July 13, 2005

Posted on 07/15/2005 8:04:51 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

Westport Mayor Diane Farrell (D), who won 48% against Shays last year, has filed papers to run again.


TOPICS: Connecticut; Campaign News; U.S. Congress
KEYWORDS: 2006; connecticut; dianefarrell; mayor; rino; shays

1 posted on 07/15/2005 8:04:52 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: MassachusettsGOP; Straight Vermonter; GraniteStateConservative; Kuksool; AuH2ORepublican; ...

I wouldn't be surprised for this district to fall to the 'Rats.


2 posted on 07/15/2005 8:07:12 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Clintonfatigued

Christopher Shays and Diane Farrell. Whats the difference?


3 posted on 07/15/2005 8:16:07 PM PDT by Man50D
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Man50D

Shays, for all his faults, does support Bush's foreign policy.


4 posted on 07/15/2005 8:17:32 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Clintonfatigued
Here in Connecticut it's getting harder to distinguish between the Reps and the Dems or more appropriately what Republican party?
5 posted on 07/15/2005 8:20:42 PM PDT by Man50D
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Clintonfatigued
I wouldn't be surprised for this district to fall to the 'Rats.

Sh_t - HE's the next-worst-thing to a 'rat NOW (speaking as one of his constituents who doesn't get phone calls or emails answered, BUT does get all his bullsh_t junkmail).

He does next to NOTHING for us now, is only elected to keep a definite democrat out of the job, f_cks-around in front of every tv camera he finds, and people pray against his health.

6 posted on 07/15/2005 8:21:05 PM PDT by solitas (So what if I support an OS that has fewer flaws than yours? 'Mystic' dual 500 G4's, OSX.4.1)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: everyone

There are only a handful of Republicans I'd like to see out of office, but Shays is one of 'em. He's just too damned liberal. And if indeed he does support W's foreign policy, he's still exactly the kind of person who is likely to abandon it when the going gets tough.


7 posted on 07/15/2005 9:00:50 PM PDT by California Patriot
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: California Patriot

Yeah, but doesn't he still vote for Hastert as Speaker?

So long as he caucases with the GOP, then he is preferable to a Democrat who will be at least as liberal as him.


8 posted on 07/15/2005 9:26:49 PM PDT by Aetius
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Clintonfatigued
Probably the same results as the last election. On one hand, the Democratic voters who only vote in Presidential elections will be staying home this time, and on the other hand some Republicans will desert Mr. Shays and leave it blank. This is of course if there is no other Candidate that is more Conservative than he is. (Libertarian, Constitution)
9 posted on 07/15/2005 9:53:54 PM PDT by MassachusettsGOP (Massachusetts Republican....A rare breed indeed)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Aetius

If we were down to 225 seats or fewer, I'd readily agree with you. Everyone is assuming the GOP will keep the House, and right now there is no reason to think otherwise.

I suspect that if Shays had the determining (218th) vote, he might well vote for a Rat.


10 posted on 07/15/2005 10:48:19 PM PDT by California Patriot
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Clintonfatigued

Won't happen. They have been trying to beat Shays forever. Every year they say they are gonna do it, and they never do.

He'll also be helped by Jodi Rell, who is going to win in a landslide.


11 posted on 07/16/2005 10:53:53 AM PDT by zbigreddogz
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: California Patriot

Rediculous. What evidence do you have to suppor your rediculous claim?


12 posted on 07/16/2005 10:54:37 AM PDT by zbigreddogz
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Clintonfatigued
I wouldn't be surprised for this district to fall to the 'Rats.

May as well..........

Shay's....is just another Rat in Rino clothing.

13 posted on 07/16/2005 10:57:08 AM PDT by Osage Orange (Hillary's heart is darker than the devil's riding boots..................................)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Clintonfatigued

Any Republican running against Shays. I will send money


14 posted on 07/16/2005 10:58:06 AM PDT by stocksthatgoup (http://www.busateripens.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Man50D
"Christopher Shays and Diane Farrell. Whats the difference?"

Farrell has balls.

15 posted on 07/16/2005 10:58:20 AM PDT by F16Fighter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: zbigreddogz

What evidence that he might vote for a Rat for speaker?

The fact that he has such a liberal voting record.


16 posted on 07/16/2005 1:00:42 PM PDT by California Patriot
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: F16Fighter

LOL.


17 posted on 07/16/2005 8:17:55 PM PDT by Man50D
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Clintonfatigued

"I wouldn't be surprised for this district to fall to the 'Rats."



Shays is a liberal-to-moderate Republican (I'm being charitable) in a district that is, by Northeast standards (not to mention New England standards), quite Republican. The district gave Bush 43% in 2000 and 46% in 2004, so all Shays needs to win is get 4% from Kerry's 53% in the district (i.e., 7.5% of Kerry's voters). A Democrat winning this seat in a congressional race would be the equivalent of a Republican beating a moderate-to-conservative Southern Democrat Congressman in a district in which Kerry got 46% in 2004, such as John Tanner's 8th CD in West TN, Allen Boyd's 2nd CD in North FL, and Sanford Bishop's 2nd CD in SW GA (guys who usually win with over 60%); it is much easier said than done. Shays will survive.


18 posted on 07/20/2005 1:52:17 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice, moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Clintonfatigued

Does Ann Coulter still live in Shay's district?


19 posted on 08/14/2005 2:41:10 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Sgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Graybeard58

Yes, but she has no interest in running for Congress.


20 posted on 08/14/2005 8:10:31 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Jeanine Pirro for Senate, Hillary Clinton for Weight Watchers Spokeswoman)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: AuH2ORepublican

I always found it amazing that we have been able to hold onto that district even though it includes the cesspools of Bridgeport and South Norwalk.


21 posted on 08/14/2005 8:14:06 PM PDT by Clemenza (Intelligent Design Isn't Very Intelligent)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Clemenza

"I always found it amazing that we have been able to hold onto that district even though it includes the cesspools of Bridgeport and South Norwalk."



Even with those heavily RAT areas, it still is tough terrain for a New England Democrat. What I find amazing is that Democrat Rosa DeLauro and RINO Chris Shays didn't petition the CT redistricting commission to place Bridgeport in DeLauro's New Haven-based district, since (i) Bridgeport has a lot more in common with New Haven than with the affluent NYC suburbs around Greenwich, and (ii) it would provide utterly safe districts to both incumbents. Of course, Shays is so stupid that he actually moved to Bridgeport like 5-10 years ago, so he would have likely whined that he was "redistricted out" had they removed Bridgeport from the CT-04.


22 posted on 08/15/2005 6:52:23 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (http://auh2orepublican.blogspot.com/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Clemenza
I always found it amazing that we have been able to hold onto that district even though it includes the cesspools of Bridgeport and South Norwalk.

We've got a 3 to 2 advantage in that state, amazingly enough.
23 posted on 08/15/2005 4:36:29 PM PDT by Galactic Overlord-In-Chief ("I do know dumbass questions when I see dumbass questions." - Senator Orrin Hatch to Chuckie Schumer)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Galactic Overlord-In-Chief

Really? I always thought that registered Dems outnumbered registered Republicans by a considerable margin, at least that's the way it was 10 years ago.


24 posted on 08/15/2005 4:41:46 PM PDT by Clemenza (Love Thyself)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Clemenza

Sorry, I meant congressional seats, not voter registration.


25 posted on 08/15/2005 4:56:09 PM PDT by Galactic Overlord-In-Chief ("I do know dumbass questions when I see dumbass questions." - Senator Orrin Hatch to Chuckie Schumer)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
GOP Club
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson