House Speaker praises Himes, says voters in Connecticut have an "extraordinary opportunity"
STAMFORD, CT: Today, Jim Himes, Democratic Candidate for Congress in the Fourth Congressional District, appeared with Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi at the home of Richard and Susanne Gonzalez in Stamford, CT to highlight the need to change the economic direction of the country. Speaker Pelosi, Jim Himes, and Richard and Susanne Gonzalez issued the following statements:
- Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi: "This year, Democrats have an extraordinary opportunity to bring change for families in Connecticut's 4th District by replacing Congressman Shays and electing Jim Himes. He understands the needs of middle class families, having been raised by a single mother, and attended public schools. Jim Himes is committed to creating jobs, rebuilding our housing market, making health care more affordable, and fighting for energy independence."
- Jim Himes: "I'm running for Congress to ensure that our economy once again offers hope and opportunity to every American. Between rising costs, the healthcare crisis, and the unstable housing market, families in our district know that our economy is in bad shape. I will bring new energy and ideas to Congress to fight for the change that our families need."
- Richard Gonzalez: "Jim knows this economy is not working for families like ours, and he has ideas for getting us back on track. I'm supporting him because I think we need new energy in Congress."
- Susanne Gonzalez: "Listening to Jim gives me hope. Jim knows that families like ours need a Congressman who can get us the help we need to cope with a struggling economy and uncertain future."