14 May 2012

[UPDATE] Political Endorsements are Meaningless (or are they?)

Heading to Waterbury for the 5th Congressional District Convention, with a thought towards who supports who(m).

Endorsing Chris Donovan for Congress:
Secretary of the State Denise Merrill
Comptroller Kevin Lembo
Former 5th CD Congressman Jim Maloney
Simsbury First Selectman Mary Glassman
Southbury First Selectman Ed Edelson
Congressman and Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Raul Grijalva
Congresswoman and Vice Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Chellie Pingree
the Progressive Change Campaign Committee
Blue America
the Connecticut Working Families Party
The Connecticut State Police Union
the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 478
Sheet Metal Workers Local 40
AFT Connecticut
AFSCME Council 15 - the Connecticut Council of Police
the Connecticut Education Association
the Connecticut State Council of Machinists
the Connecticut Carpenters
the IAFF - Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut
United Auto Workers Region 9A
the Connecticut Laborers District Council
the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 777
13 Democratic Party Town Committees:
Bethlehem ; Burlington ; Canaan ; Harwinton ; Meriden ; Middlebury ; Morris; Watertown ; New Britain ; New Fairfield ; New Milford ; Newtown ; Torrington

Endorsing Elizabeth Esty for Congress 
State Senator Ed Meyer
State Representative Dick Roy
EMILY’s List
the National Women's Political Caucus
Women's Action for New Directions
the Women's Campaign Fund
Medicare expert Ted Marmor
former Democratic candidate for the 5th District Mike Williams
And 3 Democratic Town Committees:
Canton, Cheshire, and Goshen

Donovan info culled from today's press release, announcing endorsement by the Connecticut State Police Union.
Esty info taken from a post on her website, dated May 3rd.

Sorry! Totally forgot Dan Roberti!
The only endorsement I can find on his site is a press release that states
Southbury Democratic Town Committee Endorses Dan Roberti for Congress

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