Tuesday, November 07, 2006

I could have lost my shirt

If I would've found a bookie (I haven't any idea how one finds these people actually) and bet on a few elections I felt sure of.

In the 30th assembly seat someone named "Aresimowicz" beat Eddie Pocock who in the past had always rolled up more votes than anyone else in town.

Murphy(???) knocked off the longest serving member of congress in Connecticuts history.

I may take up drinking.......

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Aresimowicz is an incumbent who lists on his resume that he actually went to National Labor College. Not sure if there is such a thing or if that is a tongue in cheek reference to some bar.

Anonymous said...

Aresimowicz is an outstanding state rep who has already done a great job in his first term... the election's over, so I swear that I'm not just reading their talking points. I believe that.

Eddie Pocock III had served on the Southington water board, and his father was a long time popular town councillor. Either way, though, most of this district is in Joe Aresimowicz's hometown of Berlin. I thought Eddie would be stronger than he was, but I'm not shocked.

And finally, thank God for Chris Murphy. If the Democrats only picked up one seat in the house and were still in the minority, that was the priority. We're all better off.

Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

Anonymous said...

Eddie Pocock III had served on the Southington water board,


And the Board of Ed, and founded the privately funded Southington Police Rifle Team

.... and his father was a long time popular town councillor.


One or two terms.

Either way, though, most of this district is in Joe Aresimowicz's hometown of Berlin.

4500 votes in Berlin vs over 4700 in Southington.

I thought Eddie would be stronger than he was, but I'm not shocked

Don't be - union people with mafia ties can do amazing things and just who do you do think just won anyway?

Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

>>And finally, thank God for Chris Murphy

No, thank the prince of darkness for that one.

Jon Green said...

Aresimowicz crushed Poock beyond his, my, and anyone else's expectations. Leaving aside the stupid maffia ties reference, Joe's connection to labor and progressive groups clearly helped him much more than Pocock, CBIA, or the Republicans thought it would.

The bottom line is that making healthcare affordable and protecting jobs from outsourcing are pretty mainstream values. That's why Pocock's attempt to paint Aresimowicz as out of touch failed so miserably.

Second sweetest win of the night, after Murphy, of course!

Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

>> protecting jobs from outsourcing

Union rules such as having an electrician hold a ladder while another electrician changes a lightbulb is NOT how to keep jobs here.