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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