Close Race Has Fresh Face: Phil Maymin Achieves Petition Goal to Run Against Shays, Farrell for Congress

Greenwich, CT, July 27, 2006 --( One of the nation’s most closely followed Congressional races may finally have a fresh face. In Connecticut’s Fourth District, Libertarian Phil Maymin, 31, announced that his campaign has likely raised enough signatures to appear on the November 7 ballot. His opponents are the incumbent ten-term Republican Christopher Shays, 60, and the two-time Democratic candidate Diane Farrell, 50.

Under the laws of the state, Maymin is required to collect 2,909 signatures by August 9. Despite starting petitioning less than two months ago, Maymin’s campaign has already collected 5,077 raw signatures, a 75% excess to the required number of verified signatures.

Signatures were collected from voters registered in each of the 17 towns in the district. The campaign reached this goal two weeks ahead of the due date. The signatures will be verified by each of the towns and sent to the Secretary of the State’s office for tallying over the next two weeks. If successful, Maymin would be the first Libertarian candidate on the ballot for the fourth Congressional district since 2002.

“A vote for a Democrat or a Republican is a wasted vote for anyone searching for real change,” said Maymin. “I am the only candidate who is committed to smaller government, fewer taxes, and more freedom.”

Maymin works in the financial industry and is a resident of Greenwich, CT, where he lives with his wife and six-month-old daughter. He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Harvard University and is a Ph.D. candidate in Finance at the University of Chicago.

Maymin’s campaign website is at and features an active open forum for people to post any questions or comments.

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