Archive for the ‘Susan Bysiewicz’ Category

Bysiewicz Opens Door for Re-Election Run
May 19, 2010

In an interview with Eyewitness News this morning, Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz did not rule out trying to keep her current job.   When asked about delegates already committed to Jonathan Harris and Denise Merrill, the Democrats hoping to replace her, she said no decision has been made about her future.

Just a day after being told by the State Supreme Court that she is  not qualified to run for Attorney General, Bysiewicz told us she is talking with her family about her future.

What will Bysiewicz do?

Suburban Mayor to Run for Attorney General
May 19, 2010

Eyewitness News has learned Vernon Mayor Jason McCoy will likely jump into the race for Attorney General.  The 39  year old Republican is in his second term, and is the grandson of the late Mayor Frank McCoy.  McCoy told me he will file the papers tomorrow.   McCoy is close to Governor Rell, in fact the Governor swore him in for his most recent term. 

 As for having ten years of active practice as a lawyer?     Mayor McCoy told me has been practicing since 1998.

One Lousy Day for Connecticut Democrats
May 18, 2010


Eddie Perez, Susan Bysiewicz and Richard Blumenthal in happier days, 2007                         Photo courtesy: Ken Krayeske

This was a really, really bad day for Connecticut Democrats. 

Within a two hour period and a four mile radius, the Democrats were the focus of three embarrassing stories as they head into the convention.   

First, the Democrat with the highest approval ratings of any politician in the state faced allegations he lied about his military record.     In a news conference broadcast all across the country,  Richard Blumenthal told reporters he regretted that he “misspoke” about having served in Vietnam.    Democrats could almost hear the poll numbers tumbling.

Later,  across from the State Capitol at the State Supreme Court, the Democrats’ one time frontrunner in the race for governor and Blumenthal’s fellow constitutional officer was dealt a devastating blow.   The high court ruled Susan Bysiewicz is not qualified to succeed Blumenthal.   

On New Year’s Day she was the odds-on favorite to be our next governor, an office her party hasn’t been able to capture since 1986.    Now, for the first time in more than a generation, this once rising star in the Democratic party probably won’t even be on a ballot come November.

 Meanwhile, around the corner from the Supreme Court, the three term Democratic mayor of the capital city was away from his city hall office again,  in court as a defendant in his corruption trial.   Eddie Perez, the host mayor of the Democratic convention this weekend faces prison time if convicted.   

To be fair, Connecticut Republicans have had their bad days, too, but  this was certainly one of the worst days to be  a “D,” unless your name is George Jepsen.

Bysiewicz: “Never thought for a moment I would lose this case”
May 18, 2010

That’s what Susan Bysiewicz said the night she won the lower court ruling two weeks ago.    She also talks about a Republican appeal


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