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.