Waterbury Mayor Michael Jarjura has entered (or plans to enter) the Lt. Governor’s race. On the Democratic side.
Here is a short list of what I believe are self-evident reasons why I think it is a bad idea for any Democrat to support for Jarjura:
- Michael Jarjura hired John Rowland as Waterbury’s economic czar
- Michael Jarjura is on the legislative advisory council of the Family Institute of Connecticut
- Michael Jarjura is on “the cutting edge” of anti-choice advocacy
- Michael Jarjura is anti-gay rights (although given his membership on the FIC board, this probably goes without saying)
I have said many times on this blog that Democrats are fortunate to have a great bunch of candidates running for Governor this year. I would be delighted to support whichever one wins the primary. However, the surest way to lose my support is to run with Michael Jarjura in the primary. I can’t trust the judgment of anyone who would choose to run with someone who is anti-choice, opposed to marriage equality, and so willing to hire Mr. Corrupticut himself, John Rowland.