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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

DeStefano calls on Gov. Rell to testify

From John DeStefano's press release:
DeStefano believes that Connecticut families deserve to know the truth about improper fundraising in the governor's office, especially in light of new revelations stemming from an interview with Gov. Rell that was not included in the draft report to the legislative committee investigating wrong doing in the governor’s office.

The interview with Gov. Rell - and its deletion from the draft report – shows that Gov. Rell's Chief of Staff repeatedly asked commissioners to lie, and that Gov. Rell knew about it. Incredibly, she still thinks it's appropriate for Lisa Moody to occupy the most powerful unelected position in state government.

What's more, the interview with the Gov. indicates that she knew her Chief of Staff was soliciting campaign contributions from a lobbyist's wife – in violation of Gov. Rell’s self-imposed ban on accepting lobbyists’ contributions.

"It is unacceptable, especially in the wake of Gov. Rell's partnership with former Gov. Rowland, that Connecticut families still don’t have all the facts about improper fundraising in the governor's office and that she continues to keep Lisa Moody as her Chief of Staff," said DeStefano. "Unfortunately for Connecticut, it's beginning to feel like déjà vu all over again."
At this point, I think the people of Connecticut deserve some answers from the Governor and hopefully, more Democrats will be demanding the Gov. Rell to testify.