May 14, 2010

Welch gets the GOP nod in the 31st

Press release from Jason Welch, the Republican state Senate candidate in the 31st District:


Jason Welch Receives Republican Nomination for the State Senate Race in the 31st District
BRISTOL, CT – Jason Welch was nominated to be the Republican candidate for the 31st State Senate race this evening.  He was nominated by Tom Barnes, whose nomination was seconded by Mary Alford of Bristol, Tom Zagurski of Plymouth, Kathy Pugliese of Plainville and Tim Bobroske of Harwinton.
Bobroske stated that “The Democrats have had the majority for many years and their leadership has failed us.”  He alluded that Welch’s opponent, Senator Colapietro, was a career politician that did only what he was told to do by Democrat leaders and special interest groups.  By contrast, Bobroske stated that Welch has the interest of the neighborhoods of the 31st district in mind.
Welch accepted the nomination stating that “President Reagan said that ‘All great change in America begins at the dinner table’, which is exactly where this campaign began.  He continued to describe the decline of the State over the past 18 years (Colapietro’s tenure), noting that
·     State unfunded liabilities grew from $11 billion to $60 billion (or from $3,000 to $17,000 per person);
·     State government grew 20%;
·    Private sector grew 2.4%;
·    Connecticut is second in job losses only to Michigan; and
·    Connecticut is the only state in the nation that had less jobs in 2006 than it did in 1986.  
Welch identified Connecticut’s problems are deeper than the recession and indeed stem from a concentration of power with a select few within the Democrat party.  He identified Senator Colapietro as within that group and as part of the problem.  As evidence, Welch cited Senator Colapietro’s 2007 speech in support of mandatory unpaid sick leave, where Colapietro said that  that “[i]f you’re going to close because you can’t afford six days a year, and give people a decent working wage, the[n] you ought to move down south or oversees.”
Welch reiterated his plan for Connecticut, which included, cutting spending and taxes, reducing burdens on employers; ending government promotion of itself and private agendas; reducing state government; modernizing government employee benefits; and relieving towns from the more than 1200 state mandates.  Welch also stated that we must continue to protect and provide for the truly vulnerable and needy of our fellow citizens.
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36 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a typical heartless Republican to me. More lies and political rhetoric. Blah, Blah, Blah.He's just another insurance salesman that wants to run the country.

Anonymous said...

I'll take an insurance salesman any day over another Democrat that has done nothing but tax CT to oblivion!

Anonymous said...

The mad hatters are running their mouths already.

Go Jason...you have my vote and the vote of all of my democratic family members.

Enough of the Tom cat. He has got to be feeling it is time for him to go away.

pac said...

Best of luck Jason.You have a 10% chance of winning

Anonymous said...

I love the folks that just have to be so negative on Jason. You can tell that they do not know a thing about him and his wonderful family.

Having gotten to know Jason, he is the type of person who not only has a heart but is committed to trying to make things better for generations to come.

Put the party crap aside and look at the individual and you will like what you see -- a honest and sincere individual.

He is hard working, a devoted husband and father.

He chose to move to Bristol and wants to get involved. This should be applauded and encouraged.

Learn more about the man and then decide.

As for me and my family we wish him the best of luck and you have our votes.

Good luck Jason and thanks for caring enough to run and work so hard.

such closeness said...

9:35 - thanks mom.

Anonymous said...

"such closeness said...

9:35 - thanks mom."

A perfect example of what is wrong on this blog. If you can't discuss the issue than don't waste our time. You add no value other than to be able to look in the mirror and say "good one" to yourself.

SO BACK TO THE REAL STORY...

Congratulations to Jason and best of luck.

For those that don't know Jason Welch please check him out at
(http://whoosjasonwelch.com/index.html) and then decide for yourself.

That's the beauty of the process you get to vote for the candidate that you believe will best represent your interests at the State level.

Anonymous said...

9:35

it is up to Jason to tell us about himself, and time is fleeting.

It is up to the Republican organization to tell us what Senator Colapietro has been doing, and they have wasted the last 18 months in not preparing a base for whoever their candidate was going to be.

But then, nothing has changed.

Anonymous said...

6:39 You must sell insurance but it's just a matter of time when people have no more money to screw them out of and then you'll have to work for a living ! Ha !

Anonymous said...

If the mad hatters are running their mouths off so are the Chesire cats Go kiddies vote the way you always vote and kiss Jason goodbye!

Anonymous said...

9:35 You should talk about negativism. What a joke you are!

Anonymous said...

We already know that you sweetheart Jason has been doing ! Absolutely nothing ! Not even voting !

Anonymous said...

we already know that Jason Welch has been doing ........Nothing!

Anonymous said...

Tim Bobroske? He's still mad that his Mommy lost twice by a million votes to Tom. Sore loser! Yeah, we still remember your Mom made the front page in the Hart.Courant article titled, "She Lied"...

Anonymous said...

Let us all remember how insurance people make their money… by taking YOUR money and denying YOUR claims, health or property, plain and simple!

Anonymous said...

I see this Welch kid stopped quoting Kennedy and switched to Reagan quotes...he's so inexperienced in politics he didn't even know Kennedy was a Democrat till told! lol

Anonymous said...

Blah, blah, so he puts out yet another wish list of all the charitable good deeds he'd do at the Capitol. But never says how he's going to take care of all those people/businesses without being truthful he'll HAVE to raise taxes to take care of EVERYONE! We’re not THAT dumb in Bristol!

Anonymous said...

Tommy the union hack has been voting for every piece of legislation that forces the constrution of a project to about 50% more cost. Tommy the rat has voted against every attempt to allow the state to raise revenue, most notably the allowance of liquer stores to have the CHOICE to stay open on Sundays. Tommy the big spending democrate has done everything the leadership of his party has asked him to do. When it comes to a head count they start with him. Not an original thinker, not even a high school graduate, just a big mouth. ...and old one at that. Time for him to go.

Anonymous said...

Now Tommy has an opponent he can't call "an old lady." Go Jason!!!

Anonymous said...

Colapietro didn't graduate high school? Is that true?

I would love to see his resume. He is pretty successful for not graduating high school. I find this very hard to believe.

Steve Collins said...

The Tattoo had a story years ago about Colapietro's high school experience:
http://home.comcast.net/~majerus-collins/dropout.htm

Anonymous said...

8:35 I find anything you all say on here hard to believe! Are you saying that you have to have to be a lawyer or insurance salesman? And all your friends graduated from High School ? C'mon

Anonymous said...

Believe it! I don't personally know anyone who hasn't graduated from high school except Tommy. Those days are gone, and we need a new Senator.

Anonymous said...

12:10 Sorry pal I don't believe anything a coward like you says . Especially a insurance con man. Too many lawyers and too many insurance people serving already! Self serving republican hacks!

Anonymous said...

Big L as usual and I believe Tommie got his GED on his own not like you useless lazy nobodies.Try anything to discredit him right? You phony gutless wonders are just jealous cause you just can't win right ?

Anonymous said...

Sure dummies! Vote another "nice" person into office like this Welch guy (because his family is so "nice" that means he’s “nice”?) and we'll get another worthless legislator like Rell who was voted in by you dummies because she was so “nice". She's worthless like this guy will be. Since when is having a “nice” family mean you will be a good legislator? He’s a Barnes clone already doing what Barnes tells him to do. He has no mind obviously. He talks in vague generalities and lawyer-ese. He just moved to Bristol and he thinks he knows what Bristol needs? You got to be kidding! Maybe they threw him out of the last town he lived in!

Anonymous said...

They couldn't even win a dog catchers race because they don't have the nerve to run! lol. Chickens!

Anonymous said...

I agree we'd be much better off with Senator Welch, who is intelligent, educated, AND has a nice family.

I wonder what Tom looks like without his toupe. Come to think of it, isn't wearing fake hair sort of like "mis-speaking"? In Tom's case it's not hurtful to others, but still it's a sort of false representation. I would have trusted him more if he showed his real and natural self.

Anonymous said...

Hey ignorant dingbat are you trying to say Tom doesn't have a nice family? And we already know hw has a Toupe. And once again your non existing intelligence is showing coward!!!!!!!~ I believe Tom has done all of what you jerksare saying Jason did. And your Union friend shaves his head to prevent people knowing that he is losing his hair? Practice what you preach idiot. No wonder you can't hold a decent job !

Anonymous said...

HaHaHa before it was We love you Hamzy and now it's we love you Jason Welch nno matter who you are ! Just another rich insurance salesman!

Anonymous said...

Then if your so honest tell us all why Mocabee isn't a teacher any more! And why don't you say your name? Isn't that kind of cowardly and kind of as you say mispeaking ?

Anonymous said...

Oh, so "Anonymous May 19th, 11:12AM", do you also poke fun at people who walk with a limp and use a cane to improve their gait, have a speech impediment or maybe you pick on mentally challenged kids/adults, or maybe height challenged adults, maybe you poke fun at a child with a birth defect....You are a loser, get over yourself!
Hum, guess H. Raymond mis- represents himself also! lol. Back at you! lol.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for putting Jason's statement on your blog, Steve.

Anonymous said...

Go, Jason! Thank you for giving us an intelligent alternative.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you we now love you Jason and not Hamzy! And no thanks to you unknowns!

Anonymous said...

Isn't Jason Welch an attorney?