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Do-nothing Republican State Rep candidates fail to impress News-Times

Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Time: 11:22 AM

Oh man, what a treat! Seems like I'm not the only person who's bitchslapping "carpetbagging" Gregg Seabury around today.

the News-Times
Democrat Lewis Wallace decided to retire this year after four terms serving this Danbury district that includes the Candlewood Lake area.

He will be a hard act to follow, and neither of the candidates seeking to succeed him measure up to Wallace's standard -- at least at the moment.

The Republican candidate is Gregg Seabury, a teacher at Danbury High School and a member of the Danbury Common Council. Until recently, Seabury lived in another part of Danbury and has previously run unsuccessfully for the legislature from the 110th Assembly District against state Rep. Bob Godfrey.

The Democratic candidate this year in the 109th is Joseph Taborsak. He grew up in the 109th District and is an attorney. His mother, Lynn, represented the 109th for many years.

Seabury makes a point of claiming he is more qualified for this legislative seat because he is older than Taborsak and has held elective office.

But Taborsak actually seems to know more about the district, given his long residency there. And Seabury has made several inaccurate claims about current laws pertaining to immigration and even what the Common Council is allowed to discuss, which shows a lack of preparation.

Joseph Taborsak is the better choice for the 109th District.
That's the News-Times way of saying that Seabury is a carpetbagging political lying hack. Mainsteam media is polite while People-Powered Media (PPM) gets right ot the point.

As a bonus, look at what the News-Times had this to say about Pauline Basso's ah...campaign.
Democrat Bob Godfrey has served this district in central Danbury since 1989.

Republican Pauline Basso, a member of the Danbury Common Council, is running against him this year.

Basso is known for her constituent service on the council. But, in running for the legislature, she has made little effort to learn the legislative process.

She has made no case for replacing Godfrey.

Godfrey is a valuable asset for Danbury and the region in the legislature.

He is one of the leaders of the Democratic majority in the House, and uses that influence in a bipartisan manner to benefit his district, his city and western Connecticut.

He is a lawyer and a former employee of the Greater Danbury Chamber of Commerce, bringing those experiences to his work in Hartford.

Bob Godfrey has earned re-election.
Guess she should stick to grandstanding about her street signs and making silly comments on public access.

The News-Times knows the deal and hopefully so will the voters.

Gregg Seabury and Pauline Basso: if they're not doing anything in the Common Council, how can you trust them to do the right thing in Hartford?

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