CT-04 Pub Quiz Part Deux

‘Tis the season to support Jim Himes, share a drink with you fellow Democrats, and show off your mad trivia skillz.

What: That’s right.  It’s time for another end of quarter blograiser.  You don’t have to be a trivia whiz – just have a good sense of humor, an interest in history, politics, or current events, and a strong desire to work for better leadership in Washington by electing Jim Himes to Congress.

Our September event was attended by over 60 people and raised over $4500 for the the Himes campaign.  Relive the magic at the official liveblog thread, including a play by play of the game and plenty of pictures.

When: Saturday December 15 from 7 to 10PM


Murphy’s Law

239 Fairfield Ave

Bridgeport, CT 06604

(203) 366-5297

Suggested Minimum Contribution $25


Rock Star Democratic co-host:

State Rep. Gerry Fox

Democratic co-hosts:

Jim Himes

State Rep. Tom Drew

State Rep. Bruce Morris

State Rep. Chris Perone

State Rep. Jim Shapiro

State Rep. William Tong

Blogger co-hosts:

Gabe:: CT Local Politics & The Left Coaster

Jon Kantrowitz:: MyLeftNutmeg

Melissa Ryan:: CT Local Politics & MyDD

Spazeboy:: Spazeboy

Pub Quiz will begin promptly at 7:30 and will consist of four rounds of questions.

Can’t attend?  Be a virtual participant.  Follow the action via liveblog on MyLeftNutmeg.

CT-04: 50 Donors, 4 Days, One More Democrat

(From the diaries – promoted by Trent Thompson)

There are only four days left until the Jim Himes Blograiser & Pub Quiz.  People are organizing themselves into teams, RSVP's are coming in, and we're getting a lot of love both from the netroots and local Democrats.  The support from the netroots community has been overwhelming.  

Currently 300 people have given to Jim through Act Blue.   I'd like to see that number jump to 350 by Saturday.  But to accomplish that we need your help.  

Jim Himes can defeat Chris Shays. I've heard him speak, watched him meet with voters and address their concerns.  I've seen his dedication to running a people powered campaign firsthand.  

The last time I was in a room with Chris Shays he bragged about major beneficiary of Rove's maneuvering in the 2006 election.  The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has launched an investigation into whether the White House used Federal funds to aid Republicans in the last election cycle.  When asked about this by a reporter Shays said: “I milked that for all it was worth.”  Only last week Chris Shays threatened not to run again if his Caucus didn't give him the Chairmanship of that same committee.  And if voters in the 4th district reelected him and he was denied the Chairmanship? “I will resign.”  

Jim Himes can win this election and bring sanity back to Connecticut's 4th district.  While Chris Shays is worried about Chris Shays, Jim Himes' priorities are education, affordable housing, and a more responsible approach to national security.  We need real leadership in Congress, and Jim Himes is the man for the job.

Taking on a well funded incumbent is a tall order, and it won't happen without your support.  If you're in the area sign up for our Blograiser & Pub Quiz.  Meet Jim, and compete for the right to call yourself Jim's geekiest supporter.  If you can't attend physically, MyLeftNutmeg will have a live video stream of the event and a live blogging thread.  You can play along with us virtually.  Either way it's going to be a blast!

50 donors in 4 days is also a tall order, but I have no doubt that we can reach that goal.  Chris Shays is the last Republican Congressman standing in New England.  With your help we can make turn that last red dot on the map blue.

50 Donors in 4 Days


CT-4 End of Quarter Blograiser and Pub Quiz for Jim Himes

What: Test your knowledge of political trivia in a fun competition.  Join your favorite blogger or politician’s quiz team, or form your own and compete for the right to call yourself Jim Himes’ geekiest supporter.

Donate: Act Blue

When:  Saturday September 29 from 7 to 9PM

Bradford’s Grill and Tavern
83 Bedford Street
Stamford, CT
(203) 961 9999

Blogger Co-Hosts:

DavidNYC:: DailyKos & Swing State Project
James Lambert::  Swing State Project
Charles Monaco:: LamontBlog & MyLeftNutmeg
Maura Keaney::  MyLeftNutmeg
aka Maura in VA at DailyKos
Melissa Ryan:: CT Local Politics & MyDD
Gabe:: CT Local Politics & The Left Coaster
Connecticut Bob:: Connecticut Bob
CTBlogger:: Hat City Blog, CT Blog & MyLeftNutmeg
Spazeboy:: Spazeboy
Saramerica:: Saramerica & My Left Nutmeg

CT Democratic Co-Hosts
Jim Himes
State Rep. Gerry Fox
State Rep. Jim Shapiro

**Suggested Minimum Donation $25**

Open bar and pizza from 7 to 8.  Pub Quiz will begin promptly at 7:30 and will consist of four rounds of questions.

Can’t attend?  Be a virtual participant!  We’ll have a live Ustream feed of the event, and a liveblog thread on MLN as well.