Kudlow to headline Shaban fundraiser

Larry Kudlow

Larry Kudlow

Washington – Larry Kudlow disappointed many Connecticut Republicans when he decided not run against Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal, but the conservative commentator is trying to help in another way.

Kudlow will appear at a fundraiser for John Shaban, a Republican state representative from Redding, who is running against Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th District.

The event will be held June 6 in Shelton, at Il Palio restaurant. The minimum donation is  $500 and the maximum donation is set at the federal individual limit of $2,700.

On his first try for a congressional seat, Shaban has a lot of catching up to do when it comes to raising political cash. He’s pit himself against the member of the Connecticut congressional delegation who is most adept at raising campaign funds – Himes reported having about $1.9 million in cash on hand as of April 19, the end of the last Federal Election Commission filing period.

Shaban reported $35,727 in cash on hand.