“It’s going to take a lot,” he said. “I’ve never really done any fundraising. I’ve got some people looking into it. I’m going to start making phone calls and see what’s out there.”
Windham GOP Chairman Bruce Breton said he has already heard from people who would support Baldasaro.
“I have high respect for (Baldasaro),” he said. “He’s been great for servicemen and veterans. He can make sure they get benefits and protect the health and welfare for all of them. I had coffee with some ex-veterans (yesterday) morning and they were all really happy to hear he was considering running."
Baldasaro touted his political experience as a big factor in his candidacy.
“I have the most experience besides (Smith), he said. “I’m probably the most qualified as far as my voting record.”
If Baldasaro were elected, he said, proposing budget cuts would be one of the first things he would do.
“I’m for small government, and she continues to vote for more spending,” he said. “It’s out of control. I’m disgusted.”