A link for Republican Mike Fedele’s Stamford mayoral campaign has appeared on a Rush Limbaugh Facebook fan page, prompting a swift response from Fedele’s Democratic opponent.
“Rush Limbaugh represents why politics has become dysfunctional and polarized. He speaks on behalf of the worst and most hateful among us and the vitriol he spews on a daily basis poisons our debate,” Democrat William Tong said in a release. “I believe strongly in the First Amendment, but I also believe in honest, sincere, and well-meaning dialogue, and Mr. Limbaugh does not fit any of those categories. He should have no role in Stamford’s mayor’s race and I am calling on Mike Fedele to renounce his endorsement immediately.”
However the page referenced by Tong is not affiliated with or run by the conservative talk show host, according to a disclaimer at the top of the page. “Rush Limbaugh does not operate the Rush Limbaugh and the EIB Network fanpage. We are simply enthusiasts of his work,” the disclaimer states.
There’s no indication that Limbaugh has endorsed Fedele — or anyone else in the Stamford mayor’s race.