New England’s lone republican congressman may be in a heap of trouble tonight.
Chris Shays, 63, a veteran Fairfield County Republican is facing down the younger James Himes, 42, a feisty Democrat who may ride the Democratic tidal wave to Washington tonight.
The early buzz coming out of Connecticut is that Shays has the fight of his life on his hands.
Shays served in the Connecticut House from 1974 to 1987. He was elected to the U.S. House in an August 1987 special election.
Himes was born in Peru and arrived in the US at age 10. He’s a Harvard graduate and a Rhodes Scholar. He is a former vice president of Goldman Sachs and now vice president of Enterprise Foundation, a non-profit community affordable housing organization.