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Moales: Take My Wife … Please! The Rev. A Candidate For State Senate?

January 8th, 2015 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Moales, wife Ena

Moales and wife. Image from Cathedral of Holy spirit website.

Radioactive Board of Education member the Rev. Ken Moales is contemplating a run in the State Senate special election to fill the seat vacated by Andres Ayala, the new commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles. Tuesday night a collection of political leaders, neighborhood activists and clergy gathered in the Holiday Inn Downtown to hear from prospective candidates. Moales could not attend so presumably he did the only reasonable thing to do under the circumstances. He sent his wife.

The group of potential candidates included former State Senator Ed Gomes, former State Representative Don Clemons, local Sierra Club organizer Onte Johnson and 2003 mayoral candidate Carl Horton. When it came time to speak Moales’ wife Ena proclaimed she was filling in for her husband who’s planning to run for the seat.

Wow, Moales on the campaign trail could be mighty fun, especially with a history of chivalry for his wife.

A little over a year ago, Moales’ harangue against the Connecticut Post centered on Post reporters doing their job involving an outstanding warrant for him.

“I AM STILL WAITING FOR AN APOLOGY TO MY WIFE FROM THE IDIOT THAT RAIDED MY HOUSE AT NIGHT TO!!!” wrote Moales in an email to a Post reporter.

No one raided his house or attacked his wife. As the Post reported in 2013 …

Here are a few of Moales’ emails to reporter Linda Lambeck, who covers education. They are copied below as sent, errors included, with any clarifications in parenthesis:

From Friday, Nov. 1: “I am still waiting for an apology from the CT Post for attacking my wife at the home!!!” and “You (Lambeck) are a very good reporter … and I am certain that you know who attacked my wife at our private residence! Send me their name and contact information and have the CT Post send my wife and family an apology for such disrespectful behavior and harrassment at our place of residence! Until then … NO COMMENT!!!

From Monday, Dec. 9: “I AM STILL WAITING FOR AN APOLOGY TO MY WIFE FROM THE IDIOT THAT RAIDED MY HOUSE AT NIGHT TO!!!

In response to the above email Lambeck wrote back: “If someone ‘raided’ your house you should have called the police. Someone knocked on your door after dark. Big difference

So Moales answering questions on the campaign trail? This could be a riot. Just be careful what you say about his wife.

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16 Comments so far ↓

  • Hector A. Diaz

    Lennie, do we have to wait for the respective conventions to get our petitions? If so does anyone know when the conventions are scheduled for?

  • Andrew C Fardy

    Hector for God’s sake call Mario, he will know. You are acting like a first-time candidate.

  • Andrew C Fardy

    What a joke. This fraud who uses Rev before his first name wants to run for the senate and he sends his wife to a meeting of the candidates. If he is elected will he send his wife to Hartford? Where do these morons keep coming from? We already have one Rev serving in Hartford, can anyone tell me what he has done while in Hartford? I can. NOTHING.

  • Pete Spain

    Abomination!

  • Ron Mackey

    Lennie, you wrote, “A little over a year ago, Moale’s harangue against the Connecticut Post centered on Post reporters doing their job involving an outstanding warrant for him.” Why are you saying that there was an outstanding warrant for Rev. Ken Moales, why are you saying this, it can’t possibly be true?

  • Bob Walsh

    Speaking of the CT Post, I was just reading the Ernie Newton trial day 2. Quick someone tell Loretta Williams I think I know where the $500 came from. Joe Ganim’s underwear drawer. Remember that, Lennie? Joe kept his gambling cash there.

  • Bob Walsh

    He testified to the fact at his trial. It’s public knowledge. It was something like Paul Pinto gave him $500 in cash because he lost money at the casino and he kept cash in his underwear drawer so Jennifer wouldn’t know. Even the judge laughed at that one.

  • Tom White

    Bob, everybody keeps cash in their underwear drawer.

  • Maria Pereira

    I heard about this gathering this morning, and when I heard Kenneth Moales sent his wife to express his interest in the vacancy on his behalf, I just started laughing.

    How absolutely idiotic and typical of the debacle that is Kenneth Moales Jr.

    Now let’s see who would help him with his campaign. I got it! His new-found friends, allies and colleagues Dave Hennessey, Andre Baker, Joe Larcheveque, Kadisha Coates and Hernan Illingworth. And what would all their combined efforts get Kenneth Moales? Nothing but defeat.

  • Harvey Weintraub

    Let’s stop all this talk about underwear drawers. McCarthy reads this forum daily.

  • Ron Mackey

    LennieGrimaldi, I read the link you posted from the Post and I’m confusde and troubled by the article and I’m wondering if it’s true. The article said, “As reported this summer, court documents revealed the church was operating without a certificate of occupancy and owed mortgage payments totaling $7.3 million to lender Foundation Capitol Resources.”

    “Liens against the church and a number of its properties in the East End total nearly $1 million more, including $225,000 owed to the failed The Community’s Bank, shuttered in September by federal authorities.” Now this can’t be true because he was Mayor Bill Finch’s campaign treasurer plus I believe he has a degree in business finance, so how can that article be true and are there other articles about this because I just don’t believe this.

  • Andrew C Fardy

    Ron, if you don’t believe the article I have a bridge for sale cheap.

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