Campaign Notebook: Primary Candidate Endorsements

Primary day is nearly upon us, and here are some of the endorsements the candidates have been compiling.

U.S. Senate

Susan Bysiewicz (D): Bysiewicz has been endorsed by Representative Mary MushinskyNOW/PAC, the National Women's Political CaucusEMILY'sList. 

Chris Murphy (D): Murphy has been endorsed by NARAL Pro-Choice America, The New York Times, , , , , , , , , the Hartford Courant, Senator Richard Blumenthal, the Democratic Party, the , the , the , 4,000 CT Communications Workers, and the West Hartford Democratic Town Committee.      

Linda McMahon (R): McMahon has been endorsed by , the , and .  She has also been endorsed by the Republican Town Committees in Beacon Falls, Bethel, Bozrah, Burlington, Chester, Colebrook, Columbia, Coventry, Cromwell, Danbury, East Hampton, East Windsor, Hebron, Kent, Lebanon, Middlebury, Monroe, Montville, New Britain, New Fairfield, Norfolk, Norwich, New Canaan, Plainville, Plymouth, Portland, Prospect, Roxbury, Salem, Scotland, Seymour, Southington, Stafford, Voluntown, Waterbury, and Woodbury.

In addition, McMahon has also been endorsed by National Committeewoman Pat Longo, National Committeeman John Frey, Former Ambassador Tom Foley, Former Secretary of the State Pauline Kezer, Mayors Mark Boughton, Tony Staffieri, Scott Kaupin, Tim Stewart, Patricia Murphy, Richard Moccia, Bob Chatfield, Mike Pavia, Ryan Bingham, Mike Jarjura, and Donna Hemmann, First Selectmen Robert Burbank, Leonard D'Amico, Bob Morra, Bill Rose, Mertie Terry, Jayme Stevenson, Allan Platt, Thomas Breakell, John E. Adams, Peter Tesei, Joe Mazza Paul DeStefano, Michael Criss, Leo Paul, Jon Brayshaw, John Hodge, Dan Jerram, Douglas Humes, Mike Freda, Jim Zeoli, George Temple, Barbara Henry, Daniel Syme, Kurt Miller, Richard Shuck, Tim Herbst, Jerry Stomski, and Allan walker, Senators Len Fasano, Tony Guglielmo, Rob Kane, John Kissel, Joe Markley, Michael McLachlan, Len Suzio, Jason Welch, Kevin Witkos. 

Christopher Shays (R): Shays has been endorsed by , , former Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele, , The Day, the Redding Republican Town Committee, Karl Rove, State Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, Peter Schiff

Second District

Paul Formica (R): Formica has been endorsed by the Norwich Bulletin and The Day, of New London, have endorsed the East Lyme first selectman. Formica also was endorsed by the Hartford Courant.

Daria Novak (R): Novak has been endorsed by the conservative group A Small Corner of Sanity.

Fifth District 

Justin Bernier (R): Bernier has been endorsed by the Repeal Obamacare PAC, the American Conservative Unionformer Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele, Burlington, New Canaan, New Fairfield, Norfolk, Plymouth, Plainville, Thomaston and Sallisbury Republican Town Committees, the Northwest Connecticut Sportsman's Council, Republicans of the Waterbury Board of AldermanCitizens UnitedAfghanistan and Iraq Veterans for CongressRepresentative T.R. Rowe, and Senator Jason Welch.       

Mark Greenberg (R): Fox News contributor Dick Morris, State. Sen. LenSuzio (Meriden), Investor Peter Schiff, Peter Wolfgang of the Family Institute of Connecticut, Martha Dean, Foothills Sportsmen Inc.,Minortown Firearms Enthusiast Group, RTC members from various towns that can be viewed here.

Andrew Roraback (R): Roraback has been endorsed by the Republican Party, the Hartford Courantthe Register Citizen, Sam Caliguri, Senate Republican Leader John McKinney, House Republican Leader Larry Cafero, Senator Rob Kane, State Representatives Bill Hamzy, Arthur O'Neill, and Jan Giegler, Larry Cafero, John Piscopo, Clark Chapin, Marilyn Giuliano, Noreen Kokoruda, Livvy Floren, Lile Gibbons, Arthur O'Neill, Sean Williams, John Rigby, Jan Gigler, Terrie Wood, David Scribner, Fred Camillo and Craig Miner, First Selectmen Dick Barlow, Leo Paul, and Tom Breakell, Mayors Ryan Bingham and Patricia Murphy Goshen, Torrington, Cornwall, Sharon, Roxbury, Kent, Morris, Warren, Bridgewater, and North Canaan Republican Town Committees.

Lisa Wilson-Foley(R): State Sen. Kevin Witkos, State Rep. Selim Noujaim, State Rep. Tony D'Amello, State Rep. Whit Betts, State Rep. DebraLee Hovey, State Rep. Al Adinolfi, State Rep. Dan Carter, State Rep. Tim LEgeyt, Former State Rep. Denis Cleary, State Central Member Rich Tutunjian, State Rep. Richard Smith, Bethel RTC Chairman Paul Improta.

Christopher Donovan (D): Donovan has been endorsed by the Democratic PartyDaily Kos, the Connecticut AFL-CIO, the Service Employees International Union Connecticut State Council, the Connecticut Citizen Action Group, theConnecticut State Police UnionBurlingtonHardwintonSherman,TorringtonNew MilfordBethlehemNewtownNew BritainCanaan, Middlebury, Morris and Watertown Democratic Town CommitteesConnecticut CarpentersInternational Union of Operating Engineers Local 478, the American Federation of Teachers ConnecticutSecretary of State Denise Merrill, Comptroller Kevin Lembo, the Connecticut Working Families Party, the Connecticut Education Association

Elizabeth Esty (D): Esty has been endorsed by Litchfield County TimesThe Register Citizen, the Hartford Courant and the New York Times.

Dan Roberti (D): Martin Luther King III, Teamsters Local 1150, U.S. Rep Caroyln Maloney (NY).


Cathy Cook August 11, 2012 at 11:15 AM
Shame on you. Cris Shays has many many more endorsements than you listed. Let's start with The New York Times, the New Haven Register, The Danbury News Times, the Waterbury Republican American, the Norwich Bulletin, the Greenwich times, as well as the ones you mentioned: the New London Day, the Hartford Courant, the Stamford Advocate and the list goes on and on. As a matter of fact, it covers the entire state with enthusiastic support for Shays. Each editorial states that "Shays is the clear choice.". Patch, you are better than this. You should have done a thorough list.
Virginia McCormack August 11, 2012 at 11:57 AM
You forgot to include John McCain on Chris Shay's list of endorsements!


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