Greenwich fundraiser Len Tannenbaum made a splash earlier this year with a high-profile fundraiser at his home that attracted NBA basketball star Grant Hill and Republican political candidates from U.S. Senate aspirant Linda McMahon to state Senate contender Chris Coutu.
A registered Republican, Tannenbaum stressed bipartisanship in the creation of a federal political action committee. While supporting Republican candidates in his home state, Tannenbaum says he’s also backing one of the biggest Democratic names in politics – Kennedy. That’s Joseph Kennedy III, the 31-year-old newcomer who graduated from Harvard Law School and is running in Massachusetts for the seat held by retiring liberal Rep. Barney Frank.
“Joe is eloquent. He’s independent-minded,” Tannenbaum told Capitol Watch in a telephone interview. “I think he’s going to win.”
Nationally, the battle between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney seems to be about as close as it gets – with some polls placing the race in a literal tie.
“I wish the whole election was not decided by the state of Ohio,” Tannenbaum said.