Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Hamzy Inching Closer to a Run for AG?

Bill Hamzy dropped an interesting comment into his remarks this morning to the chamber crowd. Here's what I wrote for Wednesday's Bristol Press (http://www.bristolpress.com/):

BRISTOL – State Rep. Bill Hamzy took a shot at Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz early Tuesday, suggesting he’s looking ever more seriously at a run against her for state attorney general.
Speaking at a legislative breakfast sponsored by the Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce, Hamzy briefly brought his potential rival’s name into remarks he was making about inefficiency and waste in government.
Hamzy gave credit to Attorney General Richard Blumenthal for reaching into his own pocket to pay the $110 client security fund fees that Connecticut lawyers have to fork over to the state Department of Consumer Protection each year.
He contrasted Blumenthal’s personal payment with that of Bysiewicz, who charged her $110 fee to her state office.
That kind of spending, said Hamzy, is part of “the mindset that drives me nuts.”
Hamzy has said he’s thinking of running for Blumenthal’s seat. Bysiewicz declared her candidacy for the job after Blumenthal announced he would run for the United States Senate.
Bysiewicz was not at the breakfast forum.

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