November 2, 2010

Colapietro lost to Welch

State Sen. Tom Colapietro, an 18-year incumbent from Bristol, lost a close race today to Republican challenger Jason Welch.
Colapietro said he wished Welch luck.
"I don't envy him," Colapietro said.
Colapietro fell short mostly because Plymouth and Harwinton voters backed Welch strongly. In Bristol and Plainville, the race was a true squeaker.
Anyone know when Bristol last had a Republican state senator?
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Anonymous said...


Obviously though you envy his hair!

Anonymous said...

Good riddance to the union hack!

A blow to the union machine and a blow to the Bristol Democrat machine.

Another loss for El-belle. Oh well.

Anonymous said...

Na Na Na Na, Na Na Na Na, Hey Hey Goodbye !!!

Anonymous said...

Sorry Ellen, but you lost again. Good riddance to Tommy Boi the union stooge.

Oh yeah, thanks for your service, now don't let the door hit you on the way out.

Anonymous said...

Geez - and he did it without 4 busloads of thugs from New Jersey. Good riddance Tom. Looks like your hometown knows you better than Bristol

Anonymous said...

Wally BArnes in 1968 was the last GOp State Senator.

Anonymous said...

Just how much did Welch spend?

Will be interesting to see if the Press reports on that in the near future.

Where did it all come from?

Anonymous said...

Awww, Tommie's #1 Fan must be vewy, vewy sad. :-(

end of a mini era (or error) said...

November 3, 2010 5:36 AM:
Get a clue will you? The answer is not as much as the unions have with our tax money.

But I must give it to Colapietro. He made a classy exit last night. Good for him. Bon voyage sir.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Jason. He, his family and his team worked very hard for this and he will make a great Senator.

PAC said...

I voted for Jason but I still give him a 75% chance of winning

Anonymous said...

5:36 AM

What's the matter? Couldn't sleep?

No matter how much Welch spent, it was worth every penny.

Buh bye Tommie!

Anonymous said...

7:54 AM November 3, 2010,

Too bad Colapietro saved all his class for his exit. It might have turned out differently if he had used some during his campaign.

Anonymous said...

Not only is there the question ofhow much Welch spent, but also, wher did it come from?

Did he get bought too?

Anonymous said...

November 3, 2010 10:24 AM:

Well one thing is for sure, he's not bought and paid for by the CT AFL-CIO as Colapietro was.

Anonymous said...

Terryvile to the rescue .....

Anonymous said...

Congradulations Mr. Welch.

Now lets see you actually try to do something. This outta be fun.

Anonymous said...

How much did he spend? Is the Press going to report on it?

It's all taxpayer money you idiot!

Colapietro got help from State Democrats and spent more.

Jason Welch won fair and square. He didn;t attack Colapietro's wife or kids like tommy did.

Good bye toomy boi and john girl (boi) his union hack

Anonymous said...

5:36 am

democratic babies

Anonymous said...

Definitately a classy exit for Tommy C. Welch was the poster boy for what most voters seemed to be looking for this year.

Anonymous said...

Hey folks,
Connecticut has public financing which they both qualifyed for, so they both had the exact same amount of your money to spend on their elections!
While I don't approve of public financing, it sure helped Jason to even the playing field

Anonymous said...

Again, it will be nice to know just how much each spent, where, and where from.

Seems like someone is suggesting that they could not spen any more than the gov't gave them. Is that true?