Bacchiochi Looks to Expand the Tent

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Penny Bacchiochi, a Republican exploring a run for lieutenant governor, will bring her nascent campaign to Hartford this weekend as part of an urban outreach effort.

\"pennyBacchiochi, who represents rural Stafford in the General Assembly, said she wants to reach beyond \”the traditional Republican base,\” a strategy that is also being promoted by  Reince Priebus, the party\’s national chairman, and Jerry Labriola Jr., the state GOP chair.

The event, a meet-and-greet at Passages Gallery on Whitney Street from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, is her first campaign stop of the 2014 campaign.

\”My principles are the ones shared by most working families in Connecticut,\’\’ Bacciochi said in a press release announcing the event. \”Let\’s stop wasting money on things we don\’t need, and instead focus on lowering taxes, reducing our debt and making Connecticut a place of abundant job opportunities. These are issues that unite us. I understand those who are frustrated by slow economic growth and bad decision-making in Hartford, because I feel those impacts, too. I look forward to talking with people across Connecticut about ways we can achieve growth and opportunity for all.\”


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6 thoughts on “Bacchiochi Looks to Expand the Tent

  1. The Conn-servative

    You go girl! I agree wholeheartedly with your quoted comments in the last paragraph. The road in CT will be a hard one for you to tackle a state seat(non-representative). You will have to offset the “takers” in all of the major cities and of course all of the 60k state employees who will be looking for a promise for an additional several years guarentee with no layoffs,since this is now the new moronic standard that his embicile has created. The rural conservative vote may not be enough to offset the takers and the privildeged,elitist government class of voters who have infested this land like carpetbaggers

    1. CT Citizen

      And don’t trust the two GOP “Back Stabber of The Year” co-winners McKinney or Cafero. Two untrustable cowards.

  2. enness

    “Bacchiochi, who represents rural Stafford in the General Assembly, said she wants to reach beyond ”the traditional Republican base,” a strategy that is also being promoted by Reince Priebus, the party’s national chairman, and Jerry Labriola Jr., the state GOP chair.”

    You mean ignore the traditional base, like they basically have been? Yeah, that’s clearly a winning strategy.

  3. Quiet Eye

    It’s McKinney and Cafero that have ignored the traditional base and the Constitution. Not Penny. Check out her voting record.

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