Written by Juliana Simone
Connecticut Fifth District Congressional Republican party nominee State Senator Andrew Roraback (R-30) challenged state and federal Democrats this afternoon at a press conference held in front of the state democrat headquarters. There were no representatives for the democrat’s on hand.
Senator Roraback announced there was a Democrat Super PAC spending more than two hundred thousand for an ad filled with misrepresentations of his record to make sure he was not the nominee. He declared “they’re trying to make this seat safe for potential felon Chris Donovan” and added but instead of investing money supporting him they felt it was smarter to spend money misrepresenting my record. He told gatherers this is what makes voters sick of the political system and never before have democrat outsiders from Washington D.C. chosen to spend two hundred thousand dollars to alter the outcome of a Republican primary.
“I’ve been in Hartford for many years. I’ve voted to cut gas taxes, to cut the income tax, to eliminate the death tax, to cut the sales tax, and on the Bond Commission I voted against the busway from New Britain to Hartford, I voted against money for the communist party - I didn’t ultimately have to vote against it because the Governor pulled it after Representative Williams and I told him what a bad idea it was…” He said he even voted against a Brookfield playground because he recognized we did not have the financial ability to pay for it.
“I’m here today to demand that they cease and desist from such a disservice to voters everywhere.”
Continuing, Roraback said “we have the potential in the state of CT to have a congressional race that pits two candidates against one another both of whose campaigns are under federal investigation and if we choose to do that – shame on us – we will become the laughing stock of the United States of America – if we choose to nominate candidates who are under investigation or whose campaigns are under investigation – we can do a lot better. I’m going to win this race and I can win this race. You don’t have to take the word of the Republican’s supporting me – take the word of the Democrats in Washington who clearly see me as their only threat to clearly hold on to this seat.”
He said he’s made it abundantly clear what he plans to do once in Congress:
“I will vote to cut the corporate tax from 35% to at least 25%, I will vote to eliminate the death tax, I will vote to eliminate the alternative minimum tax, I will vote to lower income taxes, and I will vote to make sure there is no increase in the capitol gains or interest taxes.”
“What we’re seeing in the final days of the campaign should curl everyone’s hair. Its unacceptable, it’s outrageous and I’m calling on Connecticut voters to stand up against it.”
Roraback introduces his legislative colleague who he works with on the state Finance and Bonding Commission, State Rep. Sean Williams (R-68), his fellow ranking member from the State House. After contributing his views on the Democrat Pac ad against his colleague, Williams said he is proud to support his candidacy.
State Senator Roraback then takes questions from the press addressing such topics as a point by point answer to the attack ad which he explains in detail, whether it is flattering to be attacked by Democrats at this point in the campaign, challenger Mark Greenberg’s ads, Donovan and the state democrat party, Citizen’s United Decision, fifth district Republicans, Donovan as a potential felon, and challenger Justin Bernier’s legislative experience versus any other challenger’s ever having won an election.