WESTON, Conn. – U.S. Senate candidate Dan Carter was in Weston Thursday, June 23 for a fundraiser at the home of Bob and Patricia Ferguson, as he seeks to be the first Republican to hold a Connecticut U.S. Senate seat since 1988.
Carter just finished a third, two-year term in the Connecticut House representing the 2nd General Assembly District covering Bethel, Danbury, Newtown and Redding. During his tenure, he made job creation and no tax increases his priority.
Bob Ferguson, Chair of the Weston Republican Town Committee, said he has known Carter for several years through his work at the Capitol in Hartford.
“It became apparent early on that he was a true conservative and an avid defender of the Constitution but those are not the only things that impressed me about Dan,” Ferguson said. “I found that Dan had a unique quality for a legislator: He listened. Whenever I talked to Dan about issues or concerns facing our State, Dan never postured or rode the political fence as so many do. Dan always listened to each and every concern and then was willing to approach the topic with a fair and open mind.”
Carter is former Air Force C-130 pilot who served in Operation Desert Storm. He has a master’s degree in aeronautical science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He will face incumbent U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal.
“Sen. Dick Blumenthal has had close to 40 years to prove himself, including six in the U.S. Senate,” Carter said. He said Blumenthal’s legacy was as an anti-business attorney general who has failed to adopt a serious agenda as a U.S. senator.
“While Islamic killers terrorize western allies, Dick talks about the perils of Astro turf,” Carter said. “While real estate prices continue to crater, Dick talks about genetically altered salmon. And while Connecticut’s mass transit system needs some of our tax dollars back to repair them, Dick Blumenthal is worried about legroom on jetliners.”
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