The special election will be held tomorrow for the seat vacated by Democrat Bill Finch, after he cruelly stole Chris Caruso's birthright through the crudity of a legitimate electoral victory.
The two candidates for the 22nd District,which includes Trumbull, Monroe and Bridgeport, are Republican Robert Russo, and Democrat Thomas Mulligan. According to the Connecticut Post, Russo wants to make property tax relief a central feature of his efforts at the capitol, supporting Governor M. Jodi Rell's proposed property tax cap. Mulligan is campaigning to advocate for needy children.
What? Look, helping needy children is all well and fine, but do you really run a senate campaign on that kind of thing?
If Mulligan wants to do that kind of thing, he can always play Daddy Warbucks and hand a plate of chicken out his back door to Little Orphan Annie... after all, when Democrats talk about helping the needy, they really mean they want to help perpetuate the poverty they live on so their social programs never expire.
Russo appears to be campaigning on adult issues that are relevant to the district. Should Russo win, the Democrats' veto-proof margin in the state senate would be gone. Then, I suspect, liberals will have an excuse to expect even less from the greatest do-nothing General Assembly in over a quarter century.
Interestingly, should Republicans win tomorrow, the GOP will be 3 for 3 in special elections since 2006.