June 26, 2015/News

Romano has questions to answer on his first weekend as GOP Chairman

This weekend, J.R. Romano will make his debut as the public face of the Connecticut Republican Party, and we wish him the best. In his first days since taking office, Romano has often talked about the need for the Connecticut GOP to do a better job telling its story. We agree and have the following questions:

  1. This was a great day in Connecticut and around the country as we learned of the historic SCOTUS decision recognizing marriage equality, but only Democrats are quoted in media reports. We think its time to hear from the Republican party. Where will the Connecticut Republican Party stand? Will it continue to ally with groups like the Family Institute of Connecticut in opposing same sex marriage or stand with all those celebrating quality?
  2. Florida Governor Rick Scott attended a roundtable this morning hosted by former congressional candidate Steve Obsitnik to recruit Connecticut companies to relocate to Florida. One Republican Senate leader – State Senator Toni Boucher – attended the meeting without a second thought. Does the Connecticut GOP really believe that rather than trying to help make our state a better place, our elected officials should be helping Republican governors from other states actively push employers out of state?

“It’s only been a couple of days, but it looks to me like J.R. Romano’s idea of doing a ‘better job’ of telling the Republican story may well be the same old state Republican talking points.” – Connecticut Democratic Party Executive Director Michael Mandell