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Arena Says Democrats Will Meet This Weekend About Cross-Endorsements

By Jenna Carlesso

September 23, 2011

Former Democratic Town Committee Chairman Sean Arena said city Democrats will meet this weekend to discuss the recent cross-endorsements, following an announcement earlier this week that city Republicans would endorse a Democratic mayoral candidate, treasurer candidate and three city council candidates.

You can read about the endorsements here.

Arena, who is a member of the Democratic State Central Committee, has said it's against Democratic party rule to accept cross-endorsements.

He sent out the following statement today:

"This is an affront to all who have dedicated them selves to Democratic beliefs. As Democrat's we have fought for Civil Rights ,Womens Rights, Gay Rights, Equal Opportunity, to name a major few.

For any Democrat to take the Bachman /Perry /Bush Republican endorsement is totally against everything we stand for as Democrats! They are either Democrats or need to leave the party and become Republicans.

And for anyone to compare this to the Working Families endorsement, they are liberal/progressive,looking to help the 'Working families across Connecticut.' They stand with us more than against us!


Sean Arena"

Reprinted with permission of the CityLine blog of the Hartford Courant. To view other stories on this topic, search the CityLine at http://blogs.courant.com/cityline/ and the Hartford Courant Archives at http://www.courant.com/archives.
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