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Tom Foley Refers To the “Newtown Bounce”

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March 17, 2013

CONTACT: Elizabeth Larkin
(860) 560-1775

Tom Foley Refers To the “Newtown Bounce”

(Hartford, Connecticut) — The Connecticut Democratic Party today released a statement from Executive Director Jonathan Harris regarding comments made by candidate Foley referring to a “Newtown bounce” while discussing recent polling data (video).

“If there’s one consistency with Tom Foley, it’s that he can’t seem to get through an interview without revealing the brutal calculus of his worldview,” said Mr. Harris.   “Is he so out of touch that he can look at a tragedy and only see its impact through a cold, political spectrum?

“This comment was right in step with the NRA’s own disgusting observations about the so called ‘Connecticut Effect.’ Whether it’s coming from the NRA or from Tom Foley, both comments seem to view senseless tragedy as some kind of political hurdle they must overcome.”

“Tom Foley’s words are a disgrace. Unfortunately, they’re also not surprising.  Just a few months ago, he referred to our veterans and the disabled as ‘the little people.’

These kind of comments are beneath a candidate for Governor, and they speak volumes about the kind of leader candidate Foley would be.”

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Rep. Cafero on the Tough Questions: “Declined”

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March 4, 2013

CONTACT: Elizabeth Larkin
(860) 560-1775

Rep. Cafero on the Tough Questions: “Declined”


(Hartford, Connecticut) — The Connecticut Democratic Party released a statement today from Chairwoman Nancy DiNardo in response to a series of no shows and “declined” responses from House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero on gun violence prevention.

“After backing out of the March for Change on February 14 at the last second, and now declining to answer straight-forward questions on gun control measures from the Greenwich Time [LINK], we are left wondering when this ‘leader’ plans to get engaged and lead.” said DiNardo.

“Rep. Cafero can’t seem to find the time to answer even the most basic questions on gun violence prevention. Leadership is about making tough choices, and so far Cafero has declined to make any. The residents of his district deserve better.”

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State Republicans Just Don’t Get It

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February 6, 2013

CONTACT: Elizabeth Larkin
(860) 560-1775

State Republicans Just Don’t Get It

 

(Hartford, Connecticut)  The Connecticut Democratic Party released a statement today from chairwoman Nancy DiNardo responding to State GOP Chair Jerry Labriola’s comments on Governor Malloy’s budget plan.

“Chairman Labriola is distorting the facts about this budget,” said DiNardo.

“Governor Malloy inherited a mess from the GOP, and has had to spend the first two years of his administration cleaning it up.  Instead of working with him, GOP leadership has stood on the sidelines whining, complaining, and running for office.  It’s time for Republican leaders to stop campaigning and get to work.”

 

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Labriola, McKinney, Cafero and GOP Leaders Should Condemn Former Nominee’s Actions

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January 17, 2013

CONTACT: Elizabeth Larkin
(860) 560-1775

(Hartford, Connecticut)  Today, the Connecticut Democratic Party strongly condemns the actions of former Republican nominee for Attorney General, Martha Dean.  Dean has been directing people to a controversial YouTube video claiming the horrific shooting in Newtown is actually just a conspiracy. [Link]

“Someone who purported to be qualified to be the attorney for the State of Connecticut should know better,” said Nancy DiNardo, chair of the Connecticut Democratic Party.

Dean’s actions come just weeks after Republican State Representative DebraLee Hovey took to Facebook to criticize former U.S. Representative and gunshot victim Gabrielle Giffords for visiting Newtown and privately meeting with families of victims of the shooting. [Link]

“First we had a State Rep. chastising a gunshot victim for offering aid and comfort.   Now we have a former GOP nominee for a statewide office directing her followers to a conspiracy video about the shooting,” said DiNardo. “Chairman Labirola, Minority Leader McKinney, and Minority Leader Cafero, should condemn her actions, and do so immediately. Another non-apology apology will not cut it this time.”

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