Esty Says Roraback Is Not A Tea Party Republican
But he would add a vote to the Tea Party agenda in Washington.
Although national Democrats are running ads in Connecticut connecting Republican Andrew Roraback to the tea party, his opponent Elizabeth Esty distanced herself from the attacks. "I don't say that and I've said I don't say that," said Esty. She added that if a Republican is elected from Connecticut's 5th District, "What you've done is added another vote, added more support at the national level for the national (Tea Party) agenda."
Esty pointed to a larger problem with the Citizens United ruling and campaign finance.
She is the party’s nominee for the 5th district congressional seat. When she started her campaign, she wasn’t the frontrunner. But thanks to strong fundraising and an implosion by the former House Speaker Chris Donovan, who’d been endorsed at the party’s convention, Esty grabbed the nomination - and a chance to take on Roraback in a little more than a month.
Andrew Roraback will be on WNPR's Where We Live on Monday, 10/1.