Lets start with the good news:
As you well know by now, State Rep. Lew Wallace will not be seeking re-election this year. Looking to spend for time with his family, the former mayoral assistant to Mayor Gene Eriquez and district director for U.S. Rep. James Maloney made a visit to the meeting and gave an emotional goodbye speech and thanked the committee and fellow Democrats for their support over the years.
With State Rep. Bob Godfrey doing the introduction, Wallace says good-bye to his fellow Democrats (for now) in the following video clip.
With the convention fast approaching, Democratic candidates are traveling across the state meeting delegates at the various monthly town committee meetings. Since both candidates know that in this tight primary race and since every delegate votes counts, it came to no surprise that both Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy and New Haven Mayor John DeStefano paid a visit to the Democratic Town Committee and each candidate made their case to the committee while looking for support from the public.
It was a rare chance to see both candidates in person and it gave the committee and the public who attended the meeting a opportunity to hear each candidate make their case get them to answer questions on a wide range of topics. If you couldn't make the meeting, don't worry because we recorded the entire meeting just for you.
First candidate: Dan Malloy:
Clip 01: Malloy stump speech:
Clip 02: Malloy explains how he can beat Gov. Jodi Rell:
Clip 03: Malloy addresses health care:
Clip 04: Malloy tackles immigration:
Clip 05: Closing remarks:
Next up: John DeStefano:
Clip 01: DeStefano stump speech (1 of 2):
Clip 02: DeStefano stump speech (2 of 2):
Clip 03: DeStefano explains how to beat Gov. Rell (or DeStefano meets Lynn Taborsak (1 of 2):
Clip 04: DeStefano explains how to beat Rell (2 of 2):
Clip 05: DeStefano answers question regarding health care: