Thursday, August 03, 2006

DeStefano Rakes in the Endorsements

Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton have also endorsed DeStefano. This may be the first time Al Sharpton and the police have agreed on anything.

From the Release:

"I first met John DeStefano fighting for working families," said Rev. Jackson. "He will be a role model for governors across the nation. He has stood and fought for workers, he has built coalitions. He has fought for hospital workers and he has fought for working people and the middle class. He deserves our respect and our support." Rev. Sharpton said, "This man (DeStefano) has no peer when it comes to workers rights, and when it comes to resurrecting hope."

Slap, Derek. "DeStefano endorsed by Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rev. Al Sharpton at events in Bridgeport and New Haven". Official Campaign Press Release. 8/2/2006


Anonymous said...

This may be the first time Al Sharpton and the police have agreed on anything.

Ouch. But funny :)

Chris MC said...

Al Sharpton.

Fidel Castro is rumored to be coming to New Haven over the weekend to throw his support behind JD next.


Chris MC said...

I'll take Bill Dyson from New Haven and Denise Nappier from Hartford every time over Al Sharpton from Tawana Brawley.

And who is Disaster for Connecticut going to turn to for their desperate pandering strategy in the Latino community? Latinos statewide are united for Malloy.

Hey, maybe Disaster in Connecticut can announce some labor endorsements for, like, the fourth time.

Al Sharpton. "Hey, JD's drowning! Quick, find him the biggeset millstone you can!"

Hasta la vista baby.

Anonymous said...

"Rakes in"? Another union (gasp!) and Sharpton and Jackson, who will take away just as many votes as they give him. Meanwhile in last 10 days Malloy adds The New York Times, the 2 biggest papers in Connecticut, the state's 3 ranking constitutional officers, and a State Rep from his opponent's backyard for good measure.

CTRevolution said...

Chris MC, hilarious man, good stuff. I hope the New York Times and Hartford Courant have their whole editorial staff phonebanking for Malloy, otherwise it's going to be a blowout. I'm excited to see how you guys are going to spin Malloy's loss on Tuesday. Will he lose on purpose to run for another position. Let's be honest Malloy doesn't have the support of the working people in CT. They know whose got their back. I was looking at the polls, Malloy does have the support of those making more then 100,000 dollars a yr(his neighbors), his cut the estate tax position must have helped him there. But the average working man in the state knows Malloy is a phony with empty campaign promises and will show up to vote for DeStefano on the 8th.

cgg said...
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cgg said...

I like Al Sharpton. He's a lot smarter than people give him credit for, and he knows how to affect the opinions of both his supporters and his detractors.

But I also lived in NY during the Louima and Diallo years. Sharpton came down hard on the NYPD (and rightly so) and seeing him agree with a police union gave me a chuckle. That both endorsements came on the same day is just icing on the cake!

Anonymous said...

CGG... You like Al Sharpton? Don't get me wrong, he's smart as hell and he's by far the funniest man in politics, but he's not a good guy. He may have been right on Diallo and Louima, but what about Brawley and his mob connections?

Anonymous said...

DeStefano and Lamont are so desperate if they need to bring in Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton to campaign on their behalf.

Must have been the only two celebritys available that day.

John Fahan said...

If Malloy does not win Tuesday the Dems in this state will be set back 20 years. And we have already been beat
back for the Governors seat long enough. Get real guys and vote Malloy.
We need serious people for serious work and to be polite JDS and Rell are not serious or innovative to say the least.

John Fahan. Get real people!!