CT: Lieberman Endorses Local Republican
by Melissa Ryan, Mon Oct 08, 2007 at 08:32:51 AM EDT
It's municipal election season here in CT. In towns all across Connecticut candidates are knocking on doors, putting up lawn signs, and seeking endorsements from Statewide and Federally elected officials. Last year's Senate race created some truly strange alliances and we're seeing the results of that this year, most notably in Milford.
Last year Milford's Republican Mayor James Richetelli and Democratic Speaker of the House Jim Amman both supported Joe Lieberman. Both men campaigned for Lieberman, in post-primary. Now in 2007 Amman and Richetelli are on opposite sides of an election: Richetelli's own.
Jim Amman has decided to go back to supporting Democrats, backing Democratic challenger Kerri Rowland. Guess who Lieberman has endorsed?
Joe Lieberman has endorsed Republican James Richetelli Next week he'll formally announce the endorsement during a fundraiser for Richetelli.
We can neutralize Lieberman's support by supporting Kerri Rowland, who along with the help of local Democratic bloggers, has waged a campaign on the Internet and on the ground. Here is Kerri talking about education.
Joe Lieberman's endorsement should hurt any candidate more than it helps. How do we make that happen? Contribute to Kerri Rowland.