Trumbull’s U.S. Congressman, Democrat Jim Himes, brought his re-election campaign to Elm Street in New Canaan on Sunday and offered a special welcome to independents and Republicans, as well as to the strong turnout of Democrats at the local party headquarters. He called the past week “enormously emotional” in the wake of the Judge Kavanaugh hearings in the U.S. Senate
Himes spoke with the Trumbull Times' sister publication, the New Canaan Advertiser after delivering his remarks to the crowd. “I welcome the independents and the Republicans that I know are here; they are probably not going to agree with me on all Democratic policy, but they do agree with me that we need to take a stand against bigotry, irresponsibility and misogyny,” he said.