The executive director for the state Democratic Party, Jonathan Harris, responded late Saturday afternoon to criticism of U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, by state Republican Party Chairman Jerry Labriola and Republican 5th District congressional candidate Mark Greenberg.
Both Republicans had blasted Esty for accepting campaign contributions from people in the energy and environmental industries, which her husband, Dan Esty, regulates in Connecticut as commissioner of the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. The contributions were the subject of a Courant Government Watch column that was posted online Friday night.
“The Republican Party has been attacking and trying to make an issue of this for the past couple of years. With each attack, Elizabeth has addressed the issue in a forthright manner. The voters had a chance to assess those attacks and her responses and decided to elect Elizabeth to Congress. Case closed.”