Lincoln-Reagan Dinner: Gov. Sununu to appear at Cobbs Mill Inn

" title=Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu will be the guest speaker at a Republican party dinner honoring retired state Rep. John Hetherington and Wilton community leader Marilyn Gould.

The event is the Wilton GOP Lincoln-Reagan Dinner on Friday, March 15, at 7:30 at the Cobbs Mill Inn, 12 Old Mill Road in Weston. There will be a private reception with the former governor beginning at 6:30. Reservations are required, black tie optional.

Guests may make reservations online at the Wilton Republican Town Committee website,, or by calling 203-936-6680.

Mr. Sununu served as chief of staff to President George H.W. Bush from Jan. 20, 1989, through Dec. 15, 1991. Before that, he served three terms as governor of New Hampshire, from Jan. 6, 1983, until Jan. 4, 1989.

Recently, he served as chairman of the Romney for President national steering committee, and as a prominent surrogate spokesperson for the campaign.

Al Alper, chairman of the Wilton Republican Town Committee, conjectured that Mr. Sununu will speak of the state of the Republican Party, what led to losses in the last national election, the dynamics of the party’s demographics, and steps to take to ensure future success.

“We just have not gotten our messaging out, or they were better getting their base out,” Mr. Alper said of the most recent election. “There’s a disenfranchised group of Americans who didn’t find what they were looking for.”

Mr. Alper said he is expecting people from all over the state as well as neighboring New York at the dinner.

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