Friday, March 27, 2009

Chris Murphy has an opponent - Justin Bernier

From the NHRs Luther Turmelle:

A one-time senior legislative assistant to former U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons, R-2, said Thursday he will challenge U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy, D-5. Republican Justin Bernier kicked off his campaign for the 2010 election against Murphy, a Democrat from Cheshire who was elected to a second term in November, by saying “policies, and not politics,” are driving his early entry into the race. Bernier, who grew up in Farmington but now lives in Plainville, made his announcement at the Farmington Community Center.

I don't know much about Justin Bernier. And if the election were held today, I'm confident Chris would win. But the election isn't today and if the economy continues to weaken - and The Political Class continues to enrich itself - it may feel like an eternity before the next election.

FWIW, I called Chris' Washington office yesterday and conveyed my sentiments about the tentative $250 billion bailout proposed by President Obama - no, no, no! I'm tired of these bailouts. The only tangible consequence I've seen come of them is the populist outrage over the taxpayer-funded billion dollar bonuses handed out to members of The Political Class.

Tim White

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