“The only thing that will stop us is complacency,” Congressman Jim Himes told a gathering of about 100 at the Wilton Democratic Fall Barbecue Saturday at Merwin Meadows Park. Himes, running for re-election in Connecticut’s 4th Congressional district, urged attendees to work hard for continued Democratic leadership. “Our job now,” he said, “is to see to it that we extend that legacy.”

Himes joined state Attorney General George Jepsen, Comptroller Kevin Lembo, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, state Director of Elections Peggy Reeves, Wilton Registrar of Voters Carole Young-Kleinfeld and Democratic Town Committee Chair Deborah McFadden at the event.  

“This [presidential] election is different,” Himes said, according to a press release from the Wilton Democratic Town Committee. “It’s not a Democrat versus a Republican. It’s a Democrat versus a person the likes of which we have never seen before. You have to harken back to Joseph McCarthy to match the dark forces that have been unleashed during this campaign.”