5th US House of Representatives nominating convention

Ct Dems have gathered in Waterbury tonight to nominate our candidate for the US House of Representatives.  Chris Donovon, Elizabeth Esty and Dan Roberti are the three hopefuls vying to win the party nomination.

Update: Randy Yale was nominated from the floor at 8:15pm.

8:50 pm: Donovon wins easily, but Esty and Roberti earned enough delegates to have a primary.

Congressman Chris Murphy visits Newtown

Congressman Murphy came to Maplewood to discuss current issues facing Connecticut.  The focus was on Medicare and other senior issues and some solutions to the radical plans presented in the proposed House budget.
The proposed budget will turn Medicare over to for-profit corporations and end the guaranteed benefit system that has kept our seniors out of poverty.
Fixing Social Security can be done by eliminating the income cap that allows people making over 100k per year to avoid paying for Social Security.