On Wednesday, the New Haven Register delivered a somewhat scathing commentary regarding Danbury's longest serving dishonet mayor's laughable campaign for governor.
In listing the mayor's shortcomings, the paper highlighted Boughton's "bizarre and shameful" effort to supress the media's attempt to report on his recent lawsuit files by his former friend and secretary that is calling into question whether Boughton had an inappropriate relationship with the city's former human resourse director.
His record as mayor has some impressive components, making him a serious candidate for the governor’s mansion. But it also has components that give us pause, such as Danbury’s overly aggressive targeting of undocumented immigrants and the harsh — some have called it hateful — rhetoric Boughton has used to talk about the issue.When it comes to Boughton's problems, trust me when I say that the paper is just beginning to scratch the surface...and the public will know the REAL Mark Boughton REAL soon.
He has also made headlines for a bizarre and shameful incident in which the city issued a cease-and-desist order to liberal blogger Alfonso Robinson for posting public documents related to a lawsuit filed against the city.
As First Amendment litigator Daniel Klau of Hartford told Register columnist Andy Thibault last month, the cease and desist order is “a naked attempt to intimidate a journalist from publishing information on matters of legitimate public concern.”
As Republican primary voters consider who is best suited to take on Malloy, they should think long and hard about how stories like that will play out on the campaign trail this fall.