February 23, 2010
Colapietro angry about home show
Colapietro said the Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce's show allowed the GOP to have a booth beside the veterans on a busy hallway, providing the Republicans with a unique base at the popular show.
"I'm a little put out with that," Colapietro said.
Republican state Senate contender Jason Welch said Sunday that he met Colapietro for the first time at the home show. Welch was at the booth handing out pencils and meeting potential voters.
Colapietro said he didn't like seeing that.
Colapietro told the Democratic Town Committee that as far as he knows the home show has always been off-limits for politics for its 25 year existence. "It's never been political -- never," the senator said.
"We didn't even know about it," Colapietro said to a packed room of Democrats at City Hall.
The party's city chairman, Elliott Nelson, said that it's hard to get volunteers to stay with a booth over a weekend.
But he said the party would have a booth at the Mum Festival in September. He said he'd sign Colapietro up to be there.
When the senator spotted me listening to his comments, Colapietro declared, "That was all off the record."
As I shook my head no, much of the room laughed.
Sorry, Tom, but nothing's off the record unless we agree beforehand. Let that be a lesson to all of you in the political racket.
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