Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Republican leadership responds

The Connecticut Democratic Party, riding the coattails of Barack Obama’s historic presidential run and fueled by a huge statewide voter turnout, appeared on track Tuesday night to pick up the seat it needs to claim a veto-proof "supermajority" in the state Senate to match the one it already has in the House of Representatives, state political leaders said.
"We got smoked ... mostly because of the national trend," said state GOP Chairman Christopher C. Healy. "It’s now the liberal Democratic show, ‘Live from Hartford,’ and we’ll do everything we can to educate the voters as to what they’re up to ... It’s just too lopsided a balance up there, based on the numbers."
Of the new Democratic "supermajority," Healy said, "I don’t think the Democrats understand the severity of the financial crisis ... If they think they can tax the millionaires and get us out of this, they are in for a rude awakening ..."But for tonight, they won. They won impressively," he said. "We have to suck it up and get back in the game, which I think we will do within days."



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