and Chris Murphy is CRUSHING James Galante's best friend.
Congressman Murphy's campaign reported that they raised 500,000 this quarter with over a WHOPPING 1 million dollars on hand right now (WOW).
Well, the friend of the mob reported a pathetic $273,722 for the quarter. THAT'S IT. In the "friend of the mob" press release, the man who brings new meaning to the term "mad hatter" continues his laughable nonsense against Murphy.
“David Cappiello’s candidacy continues to excite voters who are justifiably upset that Congressman Murphy has failed to live up to the standard of ‘change’ he set for himself two years ago,” said Communications Director Adam Bauer. “While David has received nearly 85% of his campaign funds from individuals fed up with a dysfunctional government, Murphy has become desperate.
Hmm, maybe Cappiello will change his tune if the minutes from the Galante trial where published on this site?
Maybe Cappiello will change his tune if I post the portion of the WNPR interview when I questioned the Republican on his relationship with the trash hauler and made his look foolish.
..and don't get me started on how Cappiello is BREAKING THE LAW by ONCE AGIAN using my images in his TV ads without attribution (don't worry, I'm going to deal with that little tidbit IN A BIG LOUD WAY real soon).
Until them, lets go back AGAIN and look at the Galante-Cappiello timeline again.
* 2007 -- After a story broke about his PAC receiving Galante money, Cappiello lied about when he donated the money to charity. (Hartford Courant, October 13, 2007) (Associated Press State & Local Wire, October 12, 2007) (FEC.gov)
* 2007 -- Cappiello was Against New Plans to Regulate Refuse Industry. After Galante's indictment, Cappiello opposed proposals for licensing trash haulers. (Danbury News-Times, June 12, 2007)
* 2005 -- Cappiello and DeLuca were two of just three senators to oppose a bill to expand the state's bottle bill by also letting water bottles be redeemed for deposit. A massive lobbying effort then killed the bill in the House, led by Sullivan & LeShane. While they represented the beverage industry, they were also representing Galante companies, and this bill would have hurt his bottom line by reducing municipal reliance upon curbside recycling. Sullivan & LeShane have boasted how they have defeated this expansion of the bottle bill, beginning in 1999. (Connecticut Common Cause, September 27, 2005)
* 2004 -- Cappiello Voted Against Reforming "Evergreen" Contracts. One of the abusive features of Galante's company contracts were "evergreen" clauses, which he used in Connecticut even after such contracts had been outlawed in Westchester and New York City. In 2004, Cappiello voted in Judiciary Committee against SB 399, "An Act Concerning... Automatic Renewal of Consumer Contracts." (http://www.cga.ct.gov/2004/jfr/s/2004SB-00399-R00JUD-JFR.htm) (New York Times, August 12, 2001)
* 2002 -- Cappiello solicited James Galante to contribute $100,000 at a Red Cross Fundraiser that raised $117,000. Cappiello and DeLuca repeatedly worked together in soliciting and honoring Galante; both were members of the "Italian-American Legislative Caucus."
* 2002 -- Cappiello took $15,000 in illegally funneled money from Galante for his State Senate PAC. Cappiello spent $202 at Danbury wine & liquor to thank Galante with "bottles of wine or champagne" (Hartford Courant, October 12, 2007) (Politico.com, November 5, 2007) (Hartford Courant, October 12, 2007)
* 2002 -- Italian American Legialtive Caucus, of which Cappiello is Treasurer, gives Galante its highest award. The ceremony was held in a room off the legislative chambers, just over two years after Galante had served time in Prison for tax evasion. (Danbury News-Times, 3/29/02) (Hartford Courant, 9/19/99)
All mobster-Cappiello connection stuff aside, it's painfully obvious to anyone who knows a hint about politics that Cappiello campaign is in a downward spiral.
After having just about every major Republican party figure out to CT to do fundraisers for him (President and Laura Bush, "America's mayor" , John Boehner, etc) all he can bring in is a tad bit under 250,000?
ALSO, the RNCC hasn't dropped ONE DIME in the 5th CD or wasted ONE EMAIL defending Cappiello. NOT ONE DIME!
Lets not forget the fact that CAPPIELLO HASN'T OUTLINES HIS STANCE ON ANYTHING in any of his TV ads NOR or his laughable press releases.
Stick a fork in it...this election for Congress in the 5th CD is OVER.