Thursday, September 25, 2008

Mary Fritz has an opponent - Peter Votto (CFL)!

While I believe she'll win, I was pleased tonight to hear that state Rep. Mary Fritz has an opponent this year. Peter Votto from (I was told) Peck Lane. And best of all, he's running on the Connecticut for Lieberman Party line.

If memory serves me, Mary supported Joe after he lost to Ned Lamont in the 2006 primary. And supporting Joe after he lost the primary rubbed a lot of CT Dems the wrong way.* Additionally, the CFL party recently endorsed Barack Obama.

According to the "Official Connecticut for Lieberman Party Website/Blog":

The Connecticut for Lieberman Party (CFL) rejects the fraud perpetrated on the members of this party and the citizens of Connecticut by Joe Lieberman when he used the creation of this party to get on the general election ballot in 2006. The CFL is an independent, anti-war, anti-corruption, pro-fiscal responsibility, pro-democracy party, that stands for individual liberties and real problem-solving in government.

Anyone know anymore about Mr. Votto? I hope he gets invited to the Cheshire & Wallingford debates. Although I don't know anything about him, I put Mary Fritz in the same category with a lot of other long-time elected officials... time for a change.

Tim White

* Jim "Crusher" Amann exemplifies this schizm among CTs Dems.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's time for Mary to go. We can't afford another I84 Draingate. We need people to look and act on how to reduce state spending, and eliminate cronyisn at the state level. Also, support of unnecessary spending such as Altieri's artificial turf is enough reason for her to move on.

With major state deficits around the corner it is time to replace the tax and spend politicians and to not elect new ones who claim to to bring change , but are just the same, like Esty who supports the turf and other unnecessary spending for special interest groups.

We are going to find that all those state grants for frills are not free moneys and that they will hurt us when the state has to cut back due to huge state deficits. Yes, the chickens will come home to roost and our taxes will have to go up.

The following is from the Hartford Courant

Associated Press September 23, 2008
HARTFORD, Conn. - Gov. M. Jodi Rell says the state's revenue picture is ugly, and some tough budget cuts will be necessary in the coming months.

Rell's budget office estimated Monday that the state's budget deficit for the current fiscal year will be about $300 million, more than double previous estimates.

Quod Felix said...

From the CFL website:
"The Connecticut for Lieberman Party (CFL) rejects the fraud perpetrated on the members of this party and the citizens of Connecticut by Joe Lieberman when he used the creation of this party to get on the general election ballot in 2006. The CFL is an independent, anti-war, anti-corruption, pro-fiscal responsibility, pro-democracy party, that stands for individual liberties and real problem-solving in government. The CFL wants everyone to know that in the United States of America, voters are free to join any party they wish, and participate in the democratic process according to the laws of Connecticut and the United States."