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Thursday, July 06, 2006

Farrell answers the simple question while Dodd continues to avoid the issue

It's great the reporters are picking up on my "simple question."

It makes my job much easier...thanks guys!

Congressional candidate Diane Farrell indicated yesterday she would not support U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman if he lost the Aug. 8 Democratic primary and ran in the general election as a petition candidate.

"I endorsed Joe several months ago. I've told him I disagree strongly with him on the war and a few other issues. And I've told him I'll support the winner of the primary on Aug. 8," Farrell said in a statement issued by her campaign.

Meanwhile, our Senior Senator Chris Dodd remains on the fence.
U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., has said he believes Lieberman will win and be the Democratic nominee. Dodd and many other Democrats have been reluctant to discuss how they would respond if Lieberman loses the primary.
At this point, with Joe Lieberman cutting and running from the Democratic Party, this statement is simply unacceptable.

Senator Dodd, not only are you the Senior senator of Connecticut, you're probably the most powerful Democrat in Connecticut yet, you won't stand up for the Democratic Party and the will of the voters who will cast their votes in August? What is wrong with simply saying you'll support the Democratic nominee for Senate?

You're silence regarding this matter is becoming quite troubling for many in Connecticut who have supported, voted, and respected you all these years.

We need to hear from you. If you're planning to run for President, one of the requirements for that top job is leadership and not running away from the tough issues.

This is one of those times.

Now is the time to lead and now is the time to do the right thing...answer the simple question.

What so wrong with supporting the Democratic Party?

BTW: Still no word from State Senator Bill Finch. No answer, no apology. Your silence speaks volumes and will be remembered.