By Ken Krayeske • Hartford • 10:00 PM EST
Union stalwart and photographer extrordinaire Leo Canty convinced supporters to point at me. It made for fun at the end of the party.
Next stop, Hartford Superior Court, Jan. 30, 2007.
I was thrilled, as I was expecting maybe 40 people. We raised enough to cover my legal expenses (and the beer, wine and food for the party), so put those checks on hold if you haven't written one out yet.
A huge thank you goes out to everyone who attended. While I knew many of the faces, there were concerned citizens who I had never met that came out in support. I'll write more completely about it later this week.
These patriots had either heard about the arrest and my subsequent fundraiser on the radio, seen it online or read about it in the dead tree media, and decided they couldn't allow the injustice to stand without voicing their support for me.
At some point in the near future, I will try to put together a comprehensive set of links to all the news stories that have come out about this, although at this point, it is starting to be more than I can track.
Unexpected guests included Hartford Mayoral candidate I. Charles Matthews, state representative and Hartford mayoral candidate Art Feltman, and state rep from New Britain John Geragosian.
After the first wave of supporters started to trickle out, some people moseyed on over from the Dodd presidential bash and kept Paloma packed.
So, one more time, thanks again everyone for your support, and I look forward to seeing you on Jan. 30.