Dan DeBicella campaigning earlier this year.
Dan Debicella campaigning earlier this year.

Republican congressional candidate Dan Debicella’s campaign Tuesday asked members of Republican town committees to help them reach a goal of $2.5 million to defeat Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th District.

“I need your help this month to take it to Jim Himes,” a Debicella fundraising appeal said. “Since I have no primary, we are beginning the campaign to send our Pelosi rubber-stamp into retirement. But I need your help to ramp up over the summer.”

The appeal said Debicella has raised $750,000 so far in his bid to unseat Himes, but it’s not enough.

It’s unclear how the RTC members could fill the gap between what’s in the campaign kitty now and the $2.5 million the campaign says it needs “to beat Jim Himes on the airwaves and on the ground.”

“If every RTC member in our 17 towns donated $100, we would have over $80,000 raised for the campaign – an amazing amount,” the appeal said.

As of April 24, the last Federal Elections Commission filing deadline, Himes reported having about $1.4 million in cash-on-hand.

Ana has written about politics and policy in Washington, D.C.. for Gannett, Thompson Reuters and UPI. She was a special correspondent for the Miami Herald, and a regular contributor to The New York TImes, Advertising Age and several other publications. She has also worked in broadcast journalism, for CNN and several local NPR stations. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Journalism.

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