Former Bridgeport Communications Director Brett Broesder is like the Forrest Gump of political consultants, sans the slow wit, exuding an infectious optimism on behalf of Democratic candidates. Run Brett, run! And he has for public office himself in Milford, currently serving on the Board of Aldermen.
Broesder’s latest venture Democrats Serve supports candidates running for office with civil and public service backgrounds such as firefighters, first responders, social workers, public safety officials and educators.
He’s recruited his old boss, former Mayor Bill Finch, to serve as a local face of the national political action committee to spread the word and raise money for the organization that has so far endorsed about 40 candidates.
See News 12 CT piece here.
Finch can talk policy all day and all night: environment, gun control, green technology, legislation, even cult organizations. The latter seems fitting considering the obsessive direction of national politics led by Donald Trump. If you can’t win on the issues lie and perhaps enough will believe the deceit.
If you want to get in the game, Democrats Serve provides resources.
At Democrats Serve, we support candidates running for office with civil and public service backgrounds.
We recruit, train, and support Democrats with backgrounds serving their communities in government, including firefighters, first responders, social workers, public safety officials, judges, prosecutors, public defenders, educators, and more.
Candidates with public and civil service backgrounds know first-hand the real-life impact of policies and their direct work in strengthening their communities. That makes for compelling campaign narratives.
Conversely, candidates with these backgrounds sometimes fall short because they do not possess personal wealth or a strong donor network. And some candidates with civil and public service backgrounds find the transition challenging from being a nonpartisan public servant to a partisan political candidate.
That’s why Democrats Serve, a Hybrid Political Action Committee (PAC), is here to help ensure candidates running for office with a civil or public service background have access to the resources necessary to achieve success.
Democrats Serve activities include:
— Recruiting and training candidates to run for federal, state, county, and municipal level office.
— Delivering logistical and strategic support to put candidates in a better position to win.
— Providing access to fundraising tools and networks to bolster financial support for the campaign
— Making direct contributions to candidates; and
— Supporting candidates through independent expenditure efforts.
Candidates who are competitive in 2021 races are currently being evaluated for endorsements, and where appropriate, direct engagement.