Democrat Elizabeth Esty’s new congressional campaign ad says statements previously made by her opponent, Republican Andrew Roraback, are not true.
In his latest ad, Roraback used old video footage of Esty — a resident at the time – at a Cheshire town council meeting saying that citizens should move if they don’t like tax increases. The ad says Esty went on to increase property taxes and fees, hurting senior citizens and families.
Esty served on the Chesire town council for a few years. She was also a one-term state representative.
Esty’s new ad says Roraback’s allegations are false. The ad says Esty led the effort to reduce property taxes for senior citizens while helping to balance the budget and improve schools, and it says she will protect social security and Medicare.
The ad criticizes Roraback, saying that he supports proposals that would raise the retirement age and force seniors to pay more for Medicare.
Esty and Roraback are vying for the 5th Congressional District seat.