WESTON, Conn. -- After hearing presentations from all three Republican candidates for U.S. Senate, the Weston Republican Town Committee has voted to endorse August Wolf ahead of the May 9 Republican Convention.
Wolf, a Stamford businessman, was selected over state Rep. Dan Carter, a Republican from Bethel, and Jack Orchulli, a Darien businessman who was the Republican nominee in 2004.
The candidates are seeking the Republican nomination to run against incumbent Democrat U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal in the November election.
“It’s an honor to receive the Weston endorsement,” Wolf said. "Our campaign continues to unite Republicans across our state because the base knows we're the only one that can defeat Dick Blumenthal.”
In the endorsement, Weston RTC Chair Bob Ferguson referred to Wolf as “an impressive Olympic athlete with a successful business career and a real passion for supporting the Constitution … the same Constitution that Blumenthal has worked to undermine and weaken throughout his political career.”
Wolf was a member of the 1984 U.S. Olympic team, competing in the shot put.
“Sen. Blumenthal has received a guaranteed paycheck from the taxpayers for over 30 years,” Ferguson added. “It’s time for the residents of Connecticut to recognize that we haven’t gotten what we paid for. August Wolf is the right man at the right time to replace a career politician like Blumenthal.”
Wolf is a cum laude graduate of Princeton University with a degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs and founded the U.S. Athletic Trust, which helps support college graduates training for the Olympics.
The Republican nomination for U.S. Senate will be determined at the State Convention on May 9. Any candidate who receives 15 percent of the vote is entitled to primary on Aug. 9.
The Weston Republican Town Committee meets on the second Tuesday of each month at Weston Town Hall. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, visit www.rtc.org or contact Bob Ferguson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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