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.