Wow. Now even the teachers’ union is calling Jon Pelto out for making stuff up. If you haven’t already heard, after days of anticipation, Connecticut’s largest teacher’s union, the Connecticut Education Association (CEA), announced their endorsement of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Monday morning. As soon as the news of the endorsement broke, Pelto came… Continue reading CEA Leadership Calls Pelto Out On Tenure Fib
Back in May, media darling and third-party gubernatorial candidate Jon Pelto told the Hartford Courant that he wasn’t a spoiler, pledging not throw his hat in the race unless he could raise enough money to run a “credible campaign.” What exactly does that mean? What is the actual cost of a credible campaign? After spending… Continue reading Lack of Support Puts Credibility of Pelto Campaign into Question
Why is Jon Pelto running governor? It’s a simple question. Yet, for some reason Pelto can’t seem to keep his answer straight. Back in early May, Pelto’s repeated mantra was that he was “not a spoiler,” pledging not to run a full-fledge campaign unless he was a “credible candidate.” Here’s what he told the Hartford… Continue reading Why is Jon Pelto Running For Governor?
One imagines Jon Pelto listening wistfully to John Lennon, singing “A working class hero is something to be.” But the evidence keeps piling up: When it comes to Jon Pelto, a working class hero is something he ain’t. Add the SEIU to the list of labor unions who have not only endorsed Gov. Dannel P.… Continue reading Yet Another Union Snubs Pelto
So Jon Pelto says he has enough signatures to get on the ballot. My question is, how many of those signatures are: A. From “voters” whose primary residence is a cemetery B. Republicans C. Pelto’s extended family D. Wendy Lecker’s extended family E. Sarah Littman’s extended family F. Results from an online random name generator… Continue reading How Many of Pelto’s Signatures are Written in Red Ink?
As if we needed any more proof of Jon Pelto’s real intentions, the Connecticut Mirror’s Mark Pazniokas uncovered that former GOP State Chairman Chris Healy sent out emails to his Republican buddies asking them to sign Pelto’s petition. The best part of this whole story: Healy received the petition directly from Pelto when the two… Continue reading Why is the Former Republican State Chairman Working to Elect Pelto?
So much for “I’ll only run if I think I can win. I won’t be a spoiler.” That’s what pay-for-play political advisor-turned Gubernatorial candidate Jon Pelto said when he began his quixotic campaign. Trouble is, he wasn’t telling what we in the blog business call “the truth.” More recently, Pelto was quoted as saying, “We… Continue reading Pelto is a Spoiler, But What is He Spoiling?
Yet another union has given self-proclaimed Savior Of All Unions Jon Pelto the cold shoulder. This time, the Connecticut AFL-CIO didn’t even invite Pelto to the party. That’s right, when the the state AFL-CIO held their nominating convention, they asked Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to speak. They even asked Republican gubernatorial front-runner Tom Foley to… Continue reading Another Union Gives Pelto the Cold Shoulder
This Sunday, while on Face the State with Dennis House, long shot third party gubernatorial candidate Jon Pelto said something so hypocritical I couldn’t believe my ears. He told House that he believed that “democracy is about giving people choices.” Let me repeat that. The same Jon Pelto that has been railing against giving Connecticut’s… Continue reading Jon Pelto Supports Choice… Except When it Comes to Your Children
The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) one of Connecticut’s two teachers’ unions, has now officially endorsed Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s reelection bid, despite third-party candidate Jon Pelto repeatedly calling Malloy “anti-teacher.” What does this prove? I can think of at least two takeaways from the AFT’s endorsement of Malloy: 1. Though he didn’t always say… Continue reading Teachers’ Union Endorses Malloy, Officially Snubs Pelto