NORWALK, Conn. – While the four Democratic Party mayoral candidates dominate the headlines as they scramble for support leading up to the Sept. 10 primary election, Mayor Richard Moccia is ramping up his fundraising efforts in his bid for a fifth straight two-year term.
Moccia’s campaign announced Tuesday that former Gov. M. Jodi Rell will be honorary host Thursday evening, Aug. 29, at a fundraiser at the home of Bonnie and Rick Dudley in Rowayton.
Billed as “Conversations and Refreshments with Mayor Dick Moccia,” the event is scheduled to run from 5:30 to 7 p.m., with a suggested contribution of $100. To attend, RSVP to [email protected] or call (203) 855-9670.
Rell was elected lieutenant governor in 1994 and was re-elected twice. She stepped into the governor’s office in 2004 after John Rowland resigned, forced by a corruption scandal that led to him serving 10 months in federal prison.
Rell was elected to her own full term in 2006 with about 710,000 votes, the highest total for any gubernatorial candidate in Connecticut history. She chose not to run for re-election in 2010.
There also is a fundraiser planned for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at The Loft, 97 Washington St. in South Norwalk. Connecticut House Minority Leader Larry Cafero will join Moccia for “Pizza 7 Politics” with a $25 suggested donation. RSVP to [email protected] (walk-ins are OK).