Dr. William Petit's possible Congressional run

Scott McLean

Scott McLean, professor of political science, is available until 11 a.m. today to discuss reports that Dr. William Petit, the lone survivor of the Cheshire home invasion, is considering a run for the U.S. Congress.

"Dr. Petit is a very sympathetic character and Republicans are looking to change their image," McLean said. "He's outspoken about being against abolishing the death penalty. Beyond that, I don't know what he stands for. He would have to develop a set of positions on a lot of issues and hope that his name recognition will carry him through."

To speak to McLean, please call his John Morgan, associate vice president for public relations, at 203-206-4449 (cell) or 203-582-5359 (office).

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