Enter Audrey Blondin in the 5th.
Well-known Litchfield Democrat Audrey Blondin contacted Daily Ructions today to say that she’s considering a run in the 5th congressional district. The cell towers and coffee shops of western Connecticut will be groaning with political chatter this weekend.
Blondin served on the Litchfield Board of Selectman from 1993-2003. She’s a member of the Democratic State Central Committee and practices law in Torrington. She made a brief bid for secretary of the state in 2005 while Susan Bysiewicz undertook a quixotic and dreary run for governor before retreating back to her office, causing Blondin and others to abandon their plans. In that cycle, Blondin came close to becoming John DeStefano’s running-mate, but lost that insider contest to West Hartford’s Scott Slifka.
You can read her resume here. She’s done good works in Nicaragua. Her resume suggests she’s far more PC than Mac. Nevertheless, she has many friends in 5th district Democratic circles. She would benefit from a reapportionment plan that puts all of Torrington into the district.