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Mike Handler’s Westport Adventure. Candidate Declares He Voted for Bloomberg in 2016.

New Canaan Republican Mike Handler, like the rest of the herd, is visiting town committees around the state. One never knows what local members will ask. On Wednesday, Handler was asked who he voted for in the 2016 presidential election. He wrote in Michael Bloomberg, the former three-term mayor of New York. who for some of those 12 years was a Republican.

Good for Handler on his candor–and his choice not to sully his ballot by voting for the loathsome demagogue.

Handler had a rougher time when Westport Republican and former state senator John McKinney confronted the candidate with his voting record. Handler, McKinney discovered, did not vote in the 2010 and 2014 Republican primaries. The 2014 contest was of particular interest to McKinney, since that’s the one in which he faced Tom Foley for the party’s nomination for governor. Foley won the primary and proceeded to throw away the election in his November defeat to unpopular incumbent Dannel P. Malloy.