Penny Bacchiochi, a Republican exploring a run for lieutenant governor, will bring her nascent campaign to Hartford this weekend as part of an urban outreach effort.
Bacchiochi, who represents rural Stafford in the General Assembly, said she wants to reach beyond ”the traditional Republican base,” a strategy that is also being promoted by Reince Priebus, the party’s national chairman, and Jerry Labriola Jr., the state GOP chair.
The event, a meet-and-greet at Passages Gallery on Whitney Street from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, is her first campaign stop of the 2014 campaign.
“My principles are the ones shared by most working families in Connecticut,” Bacciochi said in a press release announcing the event. “Let’s stop wasting money on things we don’t need, and instead focus on lowering taxes, reducing our debt and making Connecticut a place of abundant job opportunities. These are issues that unite us. I understand those who are frustrated by slow economic growth and bad decision-making in Hartford, because I feel those impacts, too. I look forward to talking with people across Connecticut about ways we can achieve growth and opportunity for all.”