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Supporters See Payoff For Their Work With Re-Election Of Stamford Democrats

Michael Feighan, a political strategist for State Rep. Caroline Simmons, wears his allegiance on his chest.
Michael Feighan, a political strategist for State Rep. Caroline Simmons, wears his allegiance on his chest. Photo Credit: Carolyn Mueller
Lorie Miller worked on Terry Adams campaign.
Lorie Miller worked on Terry Adams campaign. Photo Credit: Carolyn Mueller
Leslie Weinberg has worked on election campaigns for over 40 years.
Leslie Weinberg has worked on election campaigns for over 40 years. Photo Credit: Carolyn Mueller

STAMFORD, Conn. — Before the arrival of the winning Democratic delegation that Stamford is returning to Hartford, the candidates' supporters watched the numbers coming in as they nibbled on sliders and other tidbits to sustain them in their wait.

Michael Feighan, a political strategist for state Rep. Caroline Simmons, enjoyed some refreshments after spending several hours at the polls during the day.

"We had a lot of positive response at the poll," he said. "Very positive. She deserves it. She worked hard, incredibly hard."

Lorie Miller worked on state Rep. Terry Adams' campaign. "It's been a very interesting campaign," she said. "I'm looking forward to seeing him win."

Leslie Weinberg said she has spent over 40 years working on political campaigns. She makes calls on behalf of Democratic candidates.

"I'm very patient. I know how to listen, and I don't take it personally if they hang up on me," she said. "I listen to their complaints and I pass them along to the candidates."

Asked what she had been hearing from the people she called, Weinberg said that a lot of people had voted and that a lot of them had used absentee ballots.

"People are unhappy, generally speaking," she said. "But you can have your own opinion, I don't care, as long as you vote."

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