Wednesday, August 02, 2006

State Police Union Endorses DeStefano

The State Police Union has endorsed John DeStefano. From the release:

New Haven: John DeStefano – Democratic candidate for governor – and Scott Slifka – Democratic candidate for Lt. Gov. – stood on the State Capitol steps with State Police Union President Steven Rief, and State Police Troopers to accept their unprecedented endorsement in the Democratic primary. The State Police Union represents more than 1,100 State Police Troopers, Sergeants, Master Sergeants and this is the first time that it has endorsed a gubernatorial candidate in a primary. The DeStefano campaign has already been endorsed by AFSCME Council 15 – representing thousands of local police officers from across Connecticut.

"John DeStefano has the best record when it comes to standing with working families," said Rief, "and that's why we support him for governor. He has a history of public service and support for law enforcement issues. He has a strong record of support for labor unions, and has the support of the majority of state union employees. DeStefano is an advocate of the working and middle class and workers' rights. He understands the importance of education and cares about communities in which we serve."

Slap, Derek. "State Police endorse DeStefano / slifka – say they're the best choice for governor. Official Campaign Press Release. 8/2/2006


CTRevolution said...

Before Malloy's people start the spin about how bad police union endorsement's are, let's look at the total of union endorsements so far for DeStefano

Connecticut AFL-CIO
AFSCME Local 3144 Management Union
Local 68-222 Connecticut Independent Labor Union
Local 71 Connecticut Independent Labor Union
AFSCME Local 287, Custodians
AFSCME Local 1303-102, Day Care Workers
AFSCME Local 3429, Para-professionals Union
AFSCME Local 884, Clerical Union
1199, SEIU
AFSCME Council 15
Asbestos Workers Local 33
Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New Haven
Carpenters' Local 24
Communication Workers of America Local 1298
Connecticut State Building Trades
Harford County Building Trades
International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental & Reinforcing Iron Workers
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 90
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 35
International Union of Operating Engineers Local 478
International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District 11
Ironworkers Local 424
Laborers Local 230
Laborers Local 665
Local 34, UNITE-HERE
Local 35, UNITE-HERE
New Haven Police Union Local 530
New London Building Trades
New London Police Union Local 724
Roofers & Waterproofers Local 9
Sheet Metal Workers' International Association Local 40
Teamsters Local 1150
United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers & Allied Workers
Local 12
United Here Local 217
University Health Professionals, American Federation of Teachers
AFSCME Council 4
United Electrical 243
AFSA Local 18

And let's compare them to Malloy,

Carpenters Local 210
Communication Workers of America (CWA) Local 1103
Connecticut Hispanic Democratic Caucus (CHDC)
Stamford Professional Firefighters Association
Stamford Employees Local 82
International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 145,
Irish American Democrats in Connecticut
Laborer's International Union of North America Local 146
Sheet Metal Workers Local 38
Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 84

If labor means anything in terms of organizing, then
the election will go to DeStefano.

bluecoat said...

Malloy's ploy to increase their ranks by a couple of hundred didn't work; did it?

Anonymous said...

Check out Connecticut news....

August 2, 2006

Two Stabbed In New Haven
Two people are in serious condition after being stabbed this morning on Rowe Street in New Haven.

August 2, 2006

Man Shot To Death In New Haven
- Hartford Courant
New Haven police are investigating a homicide.

No wonder why the state policfe endorse DeStafano -- JOB SECURITY.

Why would anyone else want him???

Jim said...

It's no substitute for a superior candidate and organized, enthusiastic ground troops. Malloy is putting himself in perfect position to take this thing.

bluecoat said...

And nobody should forget that last time around the State Police union endorsed John Rowland; it's all about who gives them what they want; here's their latest beef

CTRevolution said...

Yeah, he should of said he was putting a half million more officers on the ground. Then maybe that would of helped. If you're going to make an empty campaign promise, might as well go all the way.

CTRevolution said...

New Haven has crime, you're right, you're correct on that. I think that just goes to prove how harder DeStefano's job has been in New Haven then Malloy's in Stamford. DeStefano's really changed the city for the better compared to what it used to be. There is still crime, but he's come way farther with New Haven then Malloy with Stamford. Malloy started at third base with his city and he's claiming he hit triple. Newsflash Malloy peoples, people can see through that, they know that DeStefano could of been a successful mayor in Stamford in addition to New Haven. But could you say the same thing about Malloy being mayor of New Haven, I don't think so.

BRubenstein said...

If Malloy is " poised to win" as Chris Mc and other posters say...then why doesnt one of them wager me?

Chris MC said...

New Haven has crime, you're right, you're correct on that.
No kidding? Well, that thanks for the acknowledgement of reality. Of course, we don't know that from DeStefano reporting his crime stats to the FBI. No, he hopes that by withholding that data he'll be able to get away with the lie about his reduction in the crime rate...

I think that just goes to prove how harder DeStefano's job has been in New Haven then Malloy's in Stamford.
No, it goes to prove just how big the gulf is between Malloy's actual results (one of the safest cities in the United States), compared to DeStefano's abject failure (one of the most dangerous cities in the United States).

DeStefano's really changed the city for the better compared to what it used to be.
No, he hasn't. Yale made a difference in the area next to the campus downtown, and the East Rock section, which they still patrol. Other than that and the geographically separate Westville, New Haven is practically a free-fire zone. It's on TV and in the papers on a daily basis.

There is still crime, [...]
And lots of it.

[...] DeStefano could of been a successful mayor in Stamford in addition to New Haven.
No, stop, I can't breath I'm laughing so hard.

Get a job already, CTR.

Chris MC said...

Brucie boy, I've made you a generous offer:

Malloy wins, you cut him a check for $2,500.

If DeStefano wins by the 20 points you've predicted, I'll acknowledge that you were correct about the outcome.

I am still puzzled though. Why do you support DeStefano when you know full well he will lose to Rell? It just defies commmon sense. In fact, it is by far the stupidest argument I have heard in thirty years in politics. What was it again? Oh, yeah...

BRubenstein said...
...for 2 years in the race [JDS] hasn't yet thought of a way to [bring Rell's popularity numbers down] and I doubt he will in the remaining few months.

10:51 AM, July 20, 2006

bluecoat said...

Yeah, OK first Chris says that New Haven doesn't report it's statistics to the FBI so there is no way of telling what's going on with the crime rate in NH and then he says NH is one of the most dangerous cities in the US. AhhHah.

bluecoat said...

and I would like an explanation of why NH doesn't ship their crime stats off to the FBI for compilation but to suggest they are hiding them is just plain stupid because I found them in one Google right up to date but I could only find Stamford's from 1830 to 1934, mostly because I didn't try all that hard and I happen to know that just looking at crime stats in as a single variable in a vacuum is dumb.

Chris MC said...

Golf, bluecoat. Try golf.