Thursday, September 07, 2006

Malloy Endorses DeStefano

Didn't this happen on primary night?

From the release:


"Rising property taxes, health care premiums, and energy costs are hurting Connecticut's families and businesses," said Malloy. "Last month we felt the effects of the state's energy crisis in Stamford when massive power outages nearly shut down downtown and disrupted businesses. Gov. Rell offers no solutions and no plan. John DeStefano and Mary Glassman will provide leadership on these issues and start getting things done."

"I am honored to have the support of Dan Malloy," said DeStefano. "He's been a tremendous mayor in Stamford and understands what it means to run government efficiently and effectively. His help will be instrumental in defeating the Gov. and providing new leadership for Connecticut's families."

"Dan's support today is a significant step towards solidifying the strength of the Democratic Party in Connecticut and in winning in November," Glassman said. "I am proud to be standing here today with two mayors whose records of accomplishment in office serve to highlight the need for a forward-thinking governor."




Source
Slap, Derek. DAN MALLOY ENDORSES JOHN DESTEFANO & MARY GLASSMAN. Official Campaign Press Release 9/7/06

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Another "brilliant" move by the DeStefano camp. Down significantly in the polls, having a hard time raising money (except from people with contracts with the city of New Haven) and not getting any publicity thanks to Lamont-mania, he trots out Malloy, who is smarter, better looking and more polished. Just another reminder that DeStefano is a weak candidate. Way to try to make your guy look good!

bluecoat said...

No, it didn't happen on primary night if you heard Malloy's "almost" concession speech. I guess this makes it official that Malloy did lose the vote count in the primary.

cgg said...

To be honest Bluecoat I didn't hear it. I was over at Lamont HQ and wasn't even certain whether JDS or Malloy won until I got home that night.

bluecoat said...

Malloy said "apparently" JDS has one and went from there, cgg. As I noted before I was never convinced that Team malloy jumped behind JDS.

Derby Conservative said...

I honestly don't know what the big hubub is here. DM and JDS were only fighting for second place anyway.

Anonymous said...

Malloy's campaign finance report is due today (as is Slifka's). It will be interesting to see what Roy O pulled out of him.

A Different Anonymous (No! Really!) said...

Mary Mary sez: "Dan's support today is a significant step towards solidifying the strength of the Democratic Party in Connecticut and in winning in November," Glassman said.

Hee hee ... solidifying that whopping 50 percent of likely Democrat voters that isn't already planning to vote for Governor Rell, you mean?

bluecoat said...

I think what is more exciting is the legaislative races; I have looked around GC's wiki at what both sides are saying at it is very exciting: the GOP side is promising to block gay marriage, block tolls on the interstates and promises to put everybody who moved to the suburbs from the cities for suburban living on the train or city bus while the donkey side wants all gays to marry, will consider charging users of the interstates with tolls and promises to put everybody who moved to the suburbs from the cities for suburban living on the train or city bus; very exciting if you are gay. boring for the rest of us taxpaying stiffs that will get stiffed again regardless of who wins!

GMR said...

Even though I am a Republican, I'm generally in favor of tolls on the interstate, provided that they can be collected efficiently. With exits every mile or so in Fairfield County, this will be tricky. Having Garden State style booths every so often will often encourage people to take surface streets to avoid the tolls. I'd also assume that the tolls would go to funding road maintenance and construction.

I'd be very much in favor of tolls if they were priced peak and non-peak, like Metro North. Anything we can do to encourage people to drive at non-peak times.

cgg said...

Here's a question for you all. What if Glassman was at the top of the ballot instead of JDS? How would she do against Rell?

A Different Anonymous (No! Really!) said...

Guess the endorsement is all Red Johnny is gonna get from Danny ...

Malloy's financial report is in: He borrowed $250,000 on top of the $445K he raised - but spent almost $1 million. He ends the reporting period (30 days after losing) with $72K on hand but debts of $124K and the $250K loan unpaid.

Roy O soaks another loser ...

Ghost of Yogi said...

ADA(NR)

Laugh it up know. The days for loving yourself and your party will soon be at an end. Reds all over the country and certainly here in CT will be fired from public office. Your party, as it stands today, is finished.

And, by the way, tell us why we should support Rell! You are so critical of JDS yet, like all other loser Republicans, you can't offer any solution. Like Rell, your posts are short on intellectual merit. Like Rell, you can't say what you want out loud because you know full well that your ideas, the Republican parties ideas are losers.

No one cares about your old, dead party.

A Different Anonymous (No! Really!) said...

Yogi:

Oh, I am laughing -- you can take that to the bank.

LMAO in fact.

And brother, take it from me: The party is just beginning ...

Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

cgg said... What if Glassman was at the top of the ballot instead of JDS? How would she do against Rell?


Couldn't possibly do worse than he'll do, that's (as Alan Gold would say) a safe bet.

Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

I'm generally in favor of tolls on the interstate, provided that they can be collected efficiently. With exits every mile or so in Fairfield County, this will be tricky

Not any more!

Anonymous said...

hey yogi, please stop, you're killing me here ... I can't stop laughing.

The last time a Democrat was elected Governor in CT was 1986. After Rell's victory, that will make 20 years without electing a Democrat.

Were you even born when Bill O'Neal was elected Governor?

What does it say about your party if you can't beat our dead old party whose ideas are all losers?

GMR said...

Your party, as it stands today, is finished.

Let's see about this. If things go perfectly for the Democrats this November, then they'll end up with what, 51 senate seats. This is if everything goes perfectly. Santorum loses. Chafee loses. Allen loses. Tennessee goes Dem. Menendez wins.

They'll have at best a 5 vote margin in the house. They won't have the presidency. They won't have the governor slot in CT.

The Democrats last got over 50% in a Presidential election in 1976. And that was just barely.

Yup, the Republicans are doomed.

Now, it is perfectly true that the Republicans certainly aren't doing well on the spending front. But the Democrats don't exactly have a unified message either.

bluecoat said...

GMR: it's about the Republicans running for office who plan to block tolls (as a way to not only collect income but control demand for the highway as you note). The link I posted the other day from SWRPA found through their computer simulation that would be the case.
They also recommend consolidatiing and closing nu,erous interchanges on I-95 from Branford to Greenwich while making geometric and general traffic mgt. upgrades to the parallele Route 1 that hasn't gotten much attention from the state in 25 years - and got no attention in the last two big funding bills becasue DOT and the legislators don't want to deal with the local cities and towns to make the hard decsions to make the best use of the limited public road right of way along the cost. I don't know the ridership for mass transit along the coast but I am sure it's above the &% average for the state but the notion you can put everyone on the train or city bus is ludicrous.

bluecoat said...

well that was a stduy in poor typing - anyway the average mass transit ridership int eh state is around 7% of total trips; I don't know aht it is along the coast where there is more mass transit than average.

Anonymous said...

This isn't an important endorsement whatsoever. This was expected ever since August 9th. The challenger is essentially expected to give their endorsement over so those who voted for the loser feel safe enough to vote to the winner. No big gain for JDS. Malloy should be in this position right now.... Name recognition goes a long way. People still don't know who Dan Malloy is in some places, which saddens me. The Democrats on a local and statewide standpoint needs to improve in 4 and a half years.