It was a great day for hiking, farmers markets – and greeting voters.
Another perfect autumn day and plenty of activities on this Columbus Day weekend drew crowds to area events and attractions – a great opportunity for political candidates to talk to voters before Election Day, which is now just a little over three weeks away.
U.S. 2nd Congressional District incumbent Rep. Joe Courtney, the Democratic candidate, for example was at the Coventry Farmers Market – which recently moved to the Nathan Hale Homestead - on Sunday, Oct. 12.
As Courtney made the rounds of the stalls set up throughout the market and enjoyed free samples of heirloom apples, cider, salsa and other tasty treats offered to market-goers as part of the day’s Full Moon Cider Spree, he found himself recruited by the featured performers Nina and the Quarry Cats, to help with a rendition of “If I Had a Hammer.” Courtney’s task was to shake a cluster of bells and lend his voice to the chorus – and so he did, with cameras clicking – accompanied by Coventry Town Council Vice Chair Bill Zenko.
Candidates for the Second Congressonal District – Courtney, Green Party candidate G. Scott Deshefy, and Republican Candidate Sean Sullivan – are scheduled to field questions at a forum that begins at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at Lyman Memorial High School, 19 Exeter Road in Lebanon. The event is organized by The Lebanon Connecticut Business Association.
[Connecticut's U.S. 2nd Congressional District covers the eastern part of the state, which includes: Andover, Ashford, Bolton, Bozrah, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Chaplin, Chester, Clinton, Colchester, Columbia, Coventry, Deep River, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, East Lyme, Eastford, Ellington, Enfield, Essex, Franklin, Glastonbury, Griswold, Groton, Haddam, Hampton, Hebron, Killingly, Killingworth, Lebanon, Ledyard, Lisbon, Lyme, Madison, Mansfield, Marlborough, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Norwich, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Plainfield, Pomfret, Preston, Putnam, Salem, Scotland, Somers, Sprague, Stafford, Sterling, Stonington, Suffield, Thompson, Tolland, Union, Vernon, Voluntown, Waterford, Westbrook, Willington, Windham, Woodstock . ]
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