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Get Out! Hartford Courant Castrates Drew For ‘Municipal Shakedown’

October 15th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

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Screen shot of Courant editorial.

The editorial board of the Hartford Courant hasn’t been bashful excoriating Mayor Joe Ganim’s past. He’s got company. Middletown Mayor Dan Drew, a Democratic candidate for governor, is now under fire for dubiously soliciting campaign funds from public employees. As we approach the new year, get ready for charges and counter charges from a host of candidates for the 2018 gubernatorial campaign. And a number of stinging editorials.

 From the Courant:

Mayor Daniel Drew, please get out of the governor’s race.

You messed up. You used your position as Middletown’s mayor to get confidential information–home addresses of police officers and firefighters, among others. You then used that information to shake down city employees. You abused your position.

You wrote to those officers, firefighters and other city workers at their homes, asking for $100 donations to your campaign for the Democratic nomination.

State law bars the disclosure of police and firefighters’ home addresses.

Full editorial here.

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