A new campaign mailing from state Sen. Tom Colapietro slams his Republican challenger as a carpetbagger who doesn’t care about his new hometown.
Featuring a moving van on its front, the mailer declares that Jason Welch “just moved here. Now he thinks he deserves to be your state senator.”
It goes on to point out that his job is out of town and that Welch’s children “don’t go to our schools.”
“He has never had any connection to our community,” the Bristol Democrat’s mailer continues.
The whole thing belongs in a gutter, said city Republican Party leader T.J. Barnes.
“Tom has taken the low road,” Barnes said, and has chosen to follow a “disgusting” path of attacking his opponent instead of talking about the many serious issues facing both the 31st District and the state.
“I’m sick of this,” Barnes said.
Colapietro, though, was not about to back down.
“My answer to them is pretty simple: they’ve been negative on me ever since I’ve taken office” back in 1992, the senator said.
“They gotta get real,” Colapietro said. “This is an election and it’s time to stop whining.”“As soon as I come out with the truth, they cry like babies,” Colapietro said. “I didn’t say anything in there that wasn’t true.” Click here for the story.
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