Campaign starts early – Democrats go after Simmons

On Sunday, Rob Simmons, former member of the U.S. House from Connecticut’s 2nd district, announced that he would seek the Republican nomination to run for the Senate seat currently held by Senator Chris Dodd (D-Conn.).

The Hartford Courant reported the reaction from Democrats in the state… Simmons is just a clone of George W. Bush.

Rob Simmons’ Senate candidacy wasn’t even a full day old and Democrats were already on the offensive Monday, portraying the former congressman from Stonington as little more than a clone of George W. Bush.

Simmons is actually known as a fiscally conservative Republican who has broken with his party on several issues, including abortion, gay rights and drilling in the Arctic wildlife refuge.

But that wasn’t the message that the Democrats were offering up on Monday.

“Rob Simmons is no moderate,” Eric Schultz, a spokesman for the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee, said in a press release. “He was a staunch supporter of George Bush’s failed economic policies, and this race will be an opportunity to hold him accountable for that record.”

If you think this is going to be a “polite” campaign, you’re dreaming.

11 replies
  1. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    That, my friends, is the smell of deep fear.  Is Dodd a staunch supporter of Obambi's failed economic policies, and he should be held accountable for his record as well.   And he will be.

    It is almost too easy sometimes…..

  2. Tritonesam
    Tritonesam says:

    As a registered Democrat, I am embarrassed and ashamed of the half-wit huns who now rule the party. There is no question but that they are out to destroy everyone and everything that does not conform to their demented minds. Their latest focus is upon Simmons because he innocently appears to threaten their corrupt Senator Dodd. Like father, so the son should at last be sent away from the hallowed halls of Congress. Our nation would survive much better without him.

    • Dimsdale
      Dimsdale says:

      Do like I did: enroll as unenrolled (independent).  Then you can vote for anyone, and not catch the blame for any particular party stupidity!

  3. davis
    davis says:

    As an Independent you cannot vote in the primaries (but you can hide), and you're stuck with the choice of two potentially equally inept candidates.

  4. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    In Massachusetts, ’Unenrolled’ is the official term for what we used to refer to as ‘Independent’.  If you are unenrolled, which means you belong to no party whatsoever, you may show up at your polling place and choose a Democratic or Republican ballot.

    Excuse any confusion. YMMV in CT.

  5. davis
    davis says:

    Sen. Dodd is a senator from CT.  Someone from MA cannot vote for either Dodd, nor Simmons, nor anybody else running in CT. Just getting the record straight.

  6. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    Really?  Thank you for the clarification!  It explains sooo much!  Sarcasm aside, we in MA have our own crosses to bear, to be sure.  Nothing in my comment should have led you to believe that a MA voter had any intention of voting in CT.  Feel free to reread the comments.  You worry about Dodd, I will work on the ouster of Frank.

    The point or my comment remains unchanged: it was to explain to you that a small "i" independent I was referring to is not the same thing as a big "I" independent you remarked on (at least not in MA); it is an unenrolled voter (no party affiliation) and as such, Tritonesam could vote his conscience in iether party without being tied to the Democrat choices in the primaries, i.e. he could vote for Simmons as opposed to being limited to a non vote for Dodd.

  7. Lazybum
    Lazybum says:

    and Dodd not only supports BO's failing economic policies, he not only is perpetuating those failed policies, but he hepled engineer those failed policies whilst lining his own pockets.

    Hmmm, which politician should I pick …Rob or the guy who can't seem to purchase a house without recieveng a "Favor" from a corrupt individual?

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