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Himes, Duff Talk Economy, Jobs in Westport

The economy, jobs, and the state and national deficits were among the topics of conversation as U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th District, and state Sen. Bob Duff, D-25th District, were the featured speakers Monday morning at the Mid-Fairfield County Association of Realtors general meeting in Westport.

The event, which drew real estate professionals from all over Fairfield County, examined the "tone of governing in Washington, D.C., and Hartford."

Beyond the economy, Himes and Duff also spoke about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the mortgage crisis, bank foreclosures and the possible repeal of mortgage interest deduction. Both politicians answered questions from the audience afterward.

The event, held at the Westport County Playhouse, was sponsored by Main Street Connect , parent company of The Daily Westport.

Photo IDs: from left, Fairfield County Real Estate Representative Cathleen Stack, Main Street Connect President John Falcone, Mid-Fairfield County Association of Realtors President-Elect Eileen Hill, U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, state Sen. Bob Duff, MFCAR President Paul Thury, MFCAR Executive Director Carol Heins and MFCAR Director Bob Herzel.

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