There are a lot of individuals in Connecticut who want to be Governor. The crowded field of candidates has to raise money to obtain matching taxpayer funds from our bankrupt state thus one receives at this time an enormous amount of emails with great claims of what each candidate will do for the state. It is predictable that several of the Democrat candidates for Governor wish to continue the failed policies of the Malloy Administration by urging higher taxes, higher state spending, more nepotism and more debt. An ex convict, Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim is also running logically ignoring rules and laws in his campaign in true Connecticut Democrat Party fashion. Hartford's Mayor Luke Bronin obviously feels he is well qualified to be Governor by nursing the city into near bankruptcy only to obtain at the last second a taxpayers bailout and by running on a platform on shoving regionalism down all the fiscally stable towns in the state to bail out the fiscally inept cities. Ultra liberal Middletown Mayor Dan Drew dropped out after he both ran out of money and had his town committee votes taken away from him recently.
On the Republican side conservative Peter Lumaj is running with a stable platform of lower taxes and lower state spending. Conservative State Representative Prasad Srinivasan is another excellent candidate. Other candidates offer the wide array of the more common Republican themes of lower taxes and economic growth ideas. To me several of the candidates are RINO's and they no longer have any objectivity or reason to be voted into office.
Along with this parade of ideologies we also have Republican State Senator Joe Markley running for the Lieutenant Governor position. Mr. Markley who is one of the most conservative members of the State Senate and in my opinion should receive the nomination without hesitation. I am sure many of the RINO's of the Republican Party will do whatever they can to block his nomination during the convention.
Connecticut in this coming election needs to become conservative and frugal whether they like it or not. Connecticut's state government needs to save every cent it can to start to address its incredible $60 to $80 billion dollars of short and long term debt along with its unfunded liabilities. How about if someone running for Governor would develop a plan to ask his or her Administration to take pay cuts, opt out of the pension benefit and come up with real world economic solutions to stimulate Connecticut's economy and pay off this debt? We know the Democrat candidates can not do this. We know several Republican candidates can such as Peter Lumaj, Prasad Srinivasan and Joe Markley. Maybe Connecticut voters can support a change finally in the way our state government runs by voting for conservative candidates in November. Just a thought to save our state from its impending bankruptcy.