UPDATE: More photos added below!
Jim Himes and (Himes' campaign manager) Maura Keaney pictured. Tonight's pub quiz for Jim Himes was a huge success. We had enough people participating to field ten teams!
Here's the winning team, "The Nay-Shayers Starring Connecticut Bob", featuring Mike and Tessa (they deserve credit for our team's name), Jon Kantrowitz (the only other guy in the room to run against Chris Shays), Leslie, Marion (not-pictured), and of course, ME! We managed to overcome near impossible odds to snatch screaming victory from the jaws of certain defeat!
Or, maybe we just got lucky.
One of the questions asked was what is Jim's middle name. I couldn't help myself and hollered "Hussein!", and got a big laugh. I was more careful this time around not to jokingly yell out answers inadvertently to bonus questions like I did in the first pub quiz (but really, who would have thought that "Milk of Magnesia" could actually be the answer to a question?)
Tessa pictured with Jim Himes. If you know anyone who hasn't yet contributed to Jim's campaign, please let them know that even a $5 donation will be a big help, because the number of unique contributors is important in fundraising. Of course, you can continue to contribute too, but please visit Jim's revamped website and tell your friends to drop a fiver on a true Democrat before the quarter ends on March 31st.
Congressman Chris Murphy stopped by and he made some remarks to the crowd in support of Jim. Chris is a good guy, and we need to make sure he stays in Congress.
Plus, he agreed to sit for an interview with me sometime in the near future. I'm looking forward to hearing his thoughts on his first term in Congress and the issues that face us.
And yes, my name tag says, "Hello, my name is ConnecticutBob.com". Gotta keep promoting!
The 2nd Place team, named "Stranded in Newark". Hmmmm...I'll bet there's a funny story to go with that name.
Charles and Maura are compiling the winning scores for my team, which (in case you've forgotten) is called "The Nay-Shayers Starring Connecticut Bob"!
Jim discussing the issues with some of the less intelligent teams.
...OK, that's just mean!
The crowd goes wild after my team ("The Nay-Shayers Starring Connecticut Bob") is proclaimed the winner!
Or, they might be reacting to Jim speaking just off the left side of the image, I forget.
Many thanks are due to Charles Monaco and Maura Keaney, along with all the volunteers and contributors, who made Pub Quiz 3 an outstanding success!