From Neil Vigdor, Hartford Courant:
What has long been the knock on Republicans in Connecticut–the lack of diversity among its candidates for statewide office–is now roiling Democrats just days before their nominating convention.
Several black community leaders publicly aired their frustrations over the potential makeup of the ticket for the November election, with some telling The Courant that top Democrats continue to try to pigeon-hole candidates of color to run for certain offices.
A decision by the party to conduct the voting for state treasurer last on the agenda–after governor and lieutenant governor–has rankled some minority politicians.
Four of the last five Democrats to hold the treasurer’s office are black, including incumbent Denise Nappier, who is retiring after nearly 20 years in office.
For them to just try and limit the black and Latino community to just one spot, you only get this, is very arrogant,” said Scot X. Esdaile, president of the Connecticut NAACP.
Full story here.