July 28, 2010

GOP, Dems clash on who's got the upper hand

Two stories from recent days that I didn't put on the blog:
As the fall election season draws near, Republicans say they still see hope for a historic victory in November that would sweep away Democratic politicians who have held sway in city politics for a generation or more.
“Now’s the time,” said Jason Welch, an attorney who’s taking aim at state Sen. Tom Colapietro, a Bristol Democrat who has represented the 31st District for 18 years.
“People are finally waking up” to the state’s out-of-control spending and anti-business policies, Welch said. “Enough’s enough.”
What’s driving the GOP’s hope, however, is a sense in Republican circles that Democrats are on the defensive across the country, pinned down by an electorate that’s sick of the sour economy, disgusted by the politics in the Democratic-controlled Congress and wary of some of President Barack Obama’s legislative triumphs. Read the rest of the story.

The insurgent wave that Republicans hope will sweep the GOP to power in this year’s election is imaginary, city Democrats said Monday.
“The Republicans think this is their year,” said state Rep. Chris Wright, a first-term Bristol Democrat in the 77th District. “I have news for them: Don’t count on it.”
Wright said the Democrats would hang on to every legislative seat they possess in the area and pick up an open seat in the 78th District that Republicans have held for two generations.
“We’re not going to lose those seats,” said state Rep. Frank Nicastro, whose 79th District spans the southern third of the city. Read the rest of the story.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's amazing how these Republicans are trying to Capitolize on the screw up they made themselves on wall street. How conveniently they want to forget.(Yawn) blame all our woe's on somebody else not them of course!