Monday, November 03, 2008

More dems than Rs in Cheshire

Reported by the WRAs Lauresha Xhihani:

For the first time in recent history, there are more registered Democrats than Republicans on the town's voter rolls....

For this election, 9,220 people have registered as unaffiliated, slightly less than the number of Democrats and Republicans combined. The Democrats have 4,708 registered members, and the Republicans have 4,415.

"Those (unaffiliateds) are still very R-leaning," said Democrat Michael G. Ecke, who is serving a fourth term on the Town Council. "It's still hard for a Democrat to get elected in Cheshire."

Hmmm... I'm not necessarily sure I agree. Though I do hope that in next year's local election the voters are in favor of dumping the Truthy Council members... regardless of party affiliation.

Tim White


Anonymous said...

"It's still hard for a Democrat to get elected in Cheshire." says Ecke.

Let's hope he's right!

Anonymous said...

Another achievement of party-builder George W. Bush

Anonymous said...

What difference does it make on the local level? Should they not be thinking of what is best for the Town and its citizens? It's up to the voters to sort that out and vote for the people who will do what is right.

Anonymous said...

In many states, candidates for town office run and serve as individuals, not as party tickets. This makes a lot of sense for local office, and I'd love to see it in Conn.

On non-partisan local boards, issues tend to be addressed on their own merits, free of partisan bias.

Partisanship at the local level brings out the worst tendencies, like the arrogance of power and intransigence of the present council majority.

Anonymous said...

Partianship support for your political party is as evil as a Muslim extremist or a diehard sports fan. They are all filled with the inability to think clearly.