September 16, 2010
Welch: Colapietro should be rattled
Jason Welch, the Republican nominee for State Senate from the 31st District, assured voters that in today’s day and age when candidates for office, both Republicans and Democrats, are often fighting and bickering over the issues he has found common ground with his Democratic opponent, Tom Colapietro. Welch said, “I agree with Senator Colapietro, he has been there too long.”
Welch made his remarks following a recent news story in The Bristol Press where Senator Colapietro stated that “I’ve been there so long that nothing rattles me anymore." While the Republican nominee agrees with Colapietro on the length of his tenure, he is baffled by the Senator’s comments.
“Nothing rattles him anymore?” Welch continued, “Unemployment is nearing 10% in Connecticut and that doesn’t rattle the Senator? We had to borrow almost $1 billion to pay current expenses. Homes are being foreclosed at a dramatic rate not only in Connecticut but in Bristol. Businesses are closing their doors or moving down south and these things do not rattle the Senator?”
As the next State Senator, Welch pledged to not only get “rattled” by the above mentioned problems in Connecticut but to roll up his sleeves and work with all parties to find a solution to Connecticut’s fiscal crisis and work to increase jobs here in Connecticut.
“If the time comes when people are losing their homes and jobs and our state is in financial crisis and that doesn’t rattle me, then it will be the time for me to leave the Senate and allow new blood and new ideas to pave the way for Connecticut’s future,” Welch concluded.
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