With Republican John McKinney’s candidacy for governor finally official, Connecticut Democrats wasted little time slamming his record.
But that’s where the praise ends. “More often than not, as demonstrated by his legislative record, he has voted against the interests of Connecticut’s middle class,” Harris said. “And for the most part he cheered on the two Republican governors who drove Connecticut into the ditch Gov. Malloy has been working so hard to pull us out of.”
Harris cites McKinney’s opposition to raising the minimum wage and mandating paid sick leave as two areas where McKinney has “voted against the middle class.”
“[W]hen he had the chance to lead, he supported people and policies that got Connecticut into the mess in the first place,” Harris said in a statement. “Gov. Malloy is focused on Connecticut’s promising future; Sen. McKinney would like to revisit and relive the failed policies of the past.”