A number of area politicians have been challenged to participate in a viral event raising awareness, and funds, for the ALS Association. A Ridgefield this week challenged First Selectman Rudy Marconi. Chuck Hancock has argued with the selectmen over their decisions on the Schlumberger property. But Marconi says he was expecting someone, anyone, to call him out because his mother had ALS.
5th District Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty challenged U.S. Senator Chris Murphy to either donate money or get iced. He took the challenge while on vacation and got his whole family involved.
Murphy then challenged 4th District Congressman Jim Himes. The pair have a close relationship and often poke fun of each other, most notably over who had more Twitter followers. Himes continued that ribbing in his video, saying Murphy was not dignified wearing a swimsuit. Himes on the other hand, wore a suit and was a bit surprised by his daughters.