A New Canaan Republican will be filing paperwork with the Federal Elections Commission tomorrow to form an exploratory committee in the Fourth Congressional District.
William R. Gregory, of New Canaan, is according to a press release, a non-profit executive and a former staffer on the Presidential campaign of John McCain. He will form an exploratory committee and officially launch a website, www.williamrgregory.com.
In the press release, Mr. Gregory criticizes the Republican Party’s outreach efforts to young voters in 2008:
“Something was wrong and it was obvious. While the Obama campaign, and Democrats generally, had fostered the enthusiasm, creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship of their young contributors (i.e. – most outreach strategists and speechwriters were in their 20s), we had become rigid and stale.”
The formation of the Gregory exploratory committee marks the first likely entry into the Fourth Congressional District race. It is widely anticipated that Senate Republican Leader John McKinney will announce his candidacy for his father’s old seat in the coming days.