Former U.S. Congressman and current U.S. Senate candidate Christopher Shays is expected to visit in Middlefield on Saturday afternoon, during Lyman's .
Shays will meet with voters for about an ahour, from 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., according to his campaign.
The Republican has been campaigning across the state ahead of an Aug. 14 primary against fellow Republican Linda McMahon.
"I want my country back," Shays said at a recent stop in Stamford. "I want my precious, forward-thinking country back."
The former Congressman said the numbers the country was facing today just weren't adding up to the successes of previous generations. 15 million people unemployed and growth as low as 1.8-percent was not normal, he said. Normal was 4-percent growth every year so a country's economy effectively doubles every 18 years. A $100 billion deficit was much more normal than a $1 trillion deficit, he said.
"That was the idea I grew up with: 'Welcome to America, where every generation will be better than the last,'" Shays said. "That's our birth-right."
DJ McAneny contributed to this report.