Mayor Feels “Heat” Over Tweet

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) – Tweeting and heating have become political issues in Danbury.

Two Democratic Party activists dressed as chickens appeared in front of Danbury City Hall on Tuesday to poke fun at a Twitter exchange between Republican Mayor Mark Boughton and a student complaining about the lack of heat at Danbury High School.

Earlier in the week, the mayor Tweeted, “no heat until trick or treat.”

He responded to a student who said ice was hanging from buckets.

The News-Times reports (http://bit.ly/1dN1tCu ) that James Hallinan, a spokesman for Connecticut Democrats, said the Town Hall protest was intended to draw attention to Boughton, a possible Republican candidate for governor next year.

Boughton accused Democrats of having “nothing better to do than run around the state in chicken costumes.”

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