Shays No Longer Last Republican Standing
New England’s last Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives has been voted out of office. Connecticut’s Christopher Shays, a 21 year incumbent, was defeated today by Democrat Jim Himes in his bid for re-election.
In his concession speech tonight, Shays said, “We lost an election, but we didn’t lose our souls.”
Himes is a former vice president at Goldman Sachs, and is currently a developer of non-profit housing.