October 10, 2008

Wright asks: How come Fitzgerald doesn't want people to know she's a Republican?

Press release from Chris Wright, Democratic state representative candidate in the 77th District:

DEMOCRATIC TOWN CHAIR QUESTIONS’S WHY CHRIS WRIGHT’S OPPONENT IS RUNNING AWAY FROM HER REPUBLICAN PARTY

Elliot Nelson, Chairman of the Bristol Democratic Town Committee, today praised Chris Wright, Democratic Candidate for State Representative in Bristol’s 77th District, running for office “as a proud Democrat, while his opponent appears to be running away from her Republican party.”

“I couldn’t help but notice that Jill Fitzgerald’s recent mail piece and her election signs make no mention of her party, which is supposed to be the Republican Party, not a mystery party.”

“Now, it’s understandable with the state of the national economy under George Bush being what it is and with the anti-worker record of Republicans in the state House being what it is, why a GOP candidate would want to shun the Republican label,” Nelson said.

Let’s take a look at just two important votes in the legislature this year that illustrates what Republicans think and how they vote when it comes to the middle class and working people,” Nelson continued.

“A majority of Republicans in the state House voted against the Democratic Majority on a vote to raise the minimum wage for the most vulnerable of workers,” Nelson said. “Chris Wright’s opponent was quoted in the Bristol Press saying she too would have voted against raising the minimum wage bill and against working people.”

Nelson further pointed out that “on another key vote on a bill called the Health Care Partnership which would expand health care for small businesses and their workers, municipal employees and others, a majority of Republicans voted against that bill, too.”

“Could those two anti-worker and anti-middle class votes by Republicans in the state House, be a reason why Chris Wright’s opponent is not waving the Republican banner,” Nelson said. “Voters can judge for themselves.”

“But, Chris Wright is ready to fight for the middle class and for working families,” Nelson said,” Chris runs as a Democrat, not as a mystery party candidate, and he deserves our vote for State Representative in the 77th District.”

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27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like Chrissie is a little bit nervous here. Discuss the issues not this bull....

Anonymous said...

I can answer that question for you Chris:

She wants people to vote for who SHE is, not the party.

She has a tremendous support of both dems and rep and unaffil.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like Wright is getting scared.

Anonymous said...

The last time I looked (this morning) my 401 K and college savings was down over 35%. Costs are going through the roof. And this is what this politian picks as an issue. Are you kidding me!

He is demonstrating just how out of touch he is?

It's time to speak about how you will make a difference for the voters not something so stupid.

Wake up it is not about D or R's it's about us -- the voters.

Chris you just lost my vote.

Anonymous said...

The DEMS are scared and should be. Mr.Wright has no experience at all to be running for office. What has he done in his community? Mrs.Fitzgerald owns and operates a small business - does Chris? Does Chris know how the small business owner is feeling right now? Can Chris even relate with tax payers of Bristol? Didn't Chris just buy a home and start paying city taxes? Chris is the wrong choice for the Sate and especially the 77th. All Chris will be is a puppet for the DEMS if he gets elected anyways and will never make choices by himself or have the 77th in his best interest.

Anonymous said...

Bad form Chris....bad form. You should have kept that thought to yourself.

In this day and age the majority of voters don't care who is a Dem and who is a Rep. They care about how they can relate to the candidate.

Anonymous said...

Jill is a Republican!?!?

Wow, now that I know that she will get my vote. I thought she was with the Green Party.

Thanks for the clarification Chris.

Anonymous said...

It's ludicrous to say that Jill is distancing herself from the Republican party! Just because her signs don't say GOP or Republican on them does not make hre unaligned with her party. For the last 6 months of RTC meetings she has been at everyone, so I am not sure what Mr.Nelson is talking about? Mr.Nelson should stay more in tune to what his candidate is doing and gather the facts of Mr. Wrights accomplishments in the 77th before talking about the opponent. As of right now all I hear coming out of Mr.Wright is talk of raising taxes and nothing about helping families in the coming months to reduce taxes and put food on their tables and oil/gas in their tanks. Jill you have the vote from my whole family!

Anonymous said...

Chris Wright does not know all the ins and out of politics. Is he going to run to daddy all the time?

Anonymous said...

Oh brother, Chris. You've lost my vote, too.

Anonymous said...

Saw a John Larson sign today and it did not say he was a democrat. So by Chris' logic whatis John trying to hide from? His record?

CtRoadrunner said...

Is His platform that bad he needs to discuss trival politics?

Sounds like he would be the change we DON'T need in Hartford.

Does Obama have his party on them? Answer NO!

Anonymous said...

Obama is not loyal to anything or anyone: our country, our flag, Democrats, his terrorist friend OR his preacher. He denies them all. He never learned that constancy is a virtue. But I don't care what's on his signs.

Anonymous said...

The only people who claim they don't care about party are the Republicans nowadays, because they know having a big red "R" on their yard signs will drive most voters over to the other guy, whoever it is. The Republicans have had eight years of ruining this country, and that is about to come to an end, thank God.

Anonymous said...

Hold on there fella. After the 2006 election, the dems took control of congress, gas was around $2.00, returns on the markets were positive, unemployment was at normal levels. Since the dems in congress did nothing about the warnings about fannie and freddie(obamas biggest supporters next to acorn) and subprime given by many R's and D's this country has fallen to it's knees economically. Will will rise gloruiuosly and not at the hands of a muslim in the White House, and I hope every do-nothing congressman like Larson, Delauro and Murphy get booted the hell out.

Wright is as far wrong as obama larson duilauro and murhy is. GO McCAIN...go Republicans

Anonymous said...

The country is in the shitcan right now, and everyone knows why: the Republicans have been running the show for the last 8 years. Congress may write the laws, but the President (administration) implements them...or not, if the President choses. Bush and his appointments are to blame for the pointless war in Iraq, and the total lack of oversight that enabled the culture of greed on Wall Street. Let's put the blame where it belongs - on the Republicans. And that is why every Republican is going to get his (and her) ass kicked on November 4, and they know it and are running scared. GO CHRIS!!!

Anonymous said...

9:10...wait until the kool-aid kicks in...you be on your ass wondering how your dems could do that to you...but you'd find away to blame the R's. Pathetic liberal.

Anonymous said...

9:10....Take off your blinders. The Democrats were so happy to have control ...to be in power. If they were NOT in power, why would they have been so happy? And now you say they're NOT in control? Can't have it both ways.

By the way, I don't see that this country is "ruined" anyway. I can still fill my gas tank, stop at Starbucks, go home and watch my big flatscreen TV, go out to dinner and discuss what new clothes I'm going to pack for my trip to Stowe the next day. I bet most of you can too. It's a great country.

Sure, I'm a little nervous about the cost of heating oil this winter. But I can't honestly see myself having to decide between food and heat. I may just give up Starbucks.

An honest-to-goodness depression would be a reality check for people. Not that I want one, but it would put a stop to some of this "ruined" nonsense.

Anonymous said...

Republicans in Bristol have a history of, when getting elected, tending to ignore the republican tenets and philosophy.

I don't think Jill will be any different.

After all, how long has she been active, let alone an "active" republican?

Bob Merrick said...

9:10 AM,

Are you familiar with two locals who just happen to head up the House and Senate Banking Committees, Barney Frank and Chris Dodd? Are you familiar with all the lobbyist money they took from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and how they ignored the problems and went before the American people days before the takeover of these institutions and assured us they were solid?

Get real. There is blame to be shared by both parties. The celebrated Democrat, President Clinton, started this subprime mess with help of congressman like Barney Frank that cheerlead legislation that allowed(forced?) banks to loan 125% of a home's value to people who put $0 down and used the excess to finance new furniture and big screen televisions in the name of helping the poor. Some Republicans used it as an excuse to further deregulate financial institutions allowing the creation of interest only loans and other fiscally imprudent lending options to find a way to get the money to the subprime borrower. Finally, Federal Reserve Chairman, Alan Greenspan, fueled the whole mess by lowering interest rates to unrealistically low rates that promoted risky and irresponsible behavior by banks, financial institutions, investors, and other money mavens as well as individuals that bought homes too expensive for their income lured in by "once in a lifetime" low interest rates.

All this was accomplished with buy-in from all our legacy politicians who were bought-off with pork legislation allowed by the opposing party in exchange for passage and campaign contributions from special interest lobbyists.

The public should be outraged! Irresponsibility and reckless management of our nation's financial institutions have stolen retirees' life savings, parents' savings for their children's college education, and destroyed the value of the equity in all of our homes.

Most people are responsible citizens and live within their means. It is sad that our elected officials, corporate financial leaders, and corrupt quick profiteers have forgotten that and squandered our nation's wealth and our children's future prosperity.

Vote out all the legacy politicians that are up for re-election on Nov 4th who are responsible for this mess and don't forget the names of the ones whose re-election is upcoming.

Anonymous said...

6:24am - thank goodness for term limits - as a result, the clock is ticking and the WORST PRESIDENT in the history of the United States of America only has 99 days left in office.

Anonymous said...

Bill Clinton is the one who disgraced the Oval Office. Bush has done a more than adequate job, but he is not up for re-election. Our job as voters is to oust all of those who are running and do not deserve another term. Dodd is at the top of that list. And if he were Republican, I would feel the same way. He is just plain crooked.

Anonymous said...

Nah you wouldn't .....talk is cheap !!!

Anonymous said...

9:10 AM,

Are you familiar with two locals who just happen to head up the House and Senate Banking Committees, Barney Frank and Chris Dodd? Are you familiar with all the lobbyist money they took from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and how they ignored the problems and went before the American people days before the takeover of these institutions and assured us they were solid?

Get real. There is blame to be shared by both parties. The celebrated Democrat, President Clinton, started this subprime mess with help of congressman like Barney Frank that cheerlead legislation that allowed(forced?) banks to loan 125% of a home's value to people who put $0 down and used the excess to finance new furniture and big screen televisions in the name of helping the poor. Some Republicans used it as an excuse to further deregulate financial institutions allowing the creation of interest only loans and other fiscally imprudent lending options to find a way to get the money to the subprime borrower. Finally, Federal Reserve Chairman, Alan Greenspan, fueled the whole mess by lowering interest rates to unrealistically low rates that promoted risky and irresponsible behavior by banks, financial institutions, investors, and other money mavens as well as individuals that bought homes too expensive for their income lured in by "once in a lifetime" low interest rates.

All this was accomplished with buy-in from all our legacy politicians who were bought-off with pork legislation allowed by the opposing party in exchange for passage and campaign contributions from special interest lobbyists.

The public should be outraged! Irresponsibility and reckless management of our nation's financial institutions have stolen retirees' life savings, parents' savings for their children's college education, and destroyed the value of the equity in all of our homes.

Most people are responsible citizens and live within their means. It is sad that our elected officials, corporate financial leaders, and corrupt quick profiteers have forgotten that and squandered our nation's wealth and our children's future prosperity.

Vote out all the legacy politicians that are up for re-election on Nov 4th who are responsible for this mess and don't forget the names of the ones whose re-election is upcoming.

October 12, 2008 6:24 AM

Yep vote out all the Bush people McCain and his cronies !

Anonymous said...

9:10 Just another losing phony trying to figure out how to make the world agree with them !

Anonymous said...

I am a republican and I can assure you that we are not all like these people on here. Thank god!

Anonymous said...

HeHe the republican that started all the sign posting without telling people that they were republican was the famous Ed Kraiwicki.I wouldn't want anyone to know I was a republican either!