Dec 2, 2013
12:54 PM
Connecticut Politics

Mark Greenberg Earns 5th District Endorsement from state Sen. John McKinney

Mark Greenberg Earns 5th District Endorsement from state Sen. John McKinney

Photo from state Sen. John McKinney's Twitter

Three-time Fifth District candidate Mark Greenberg earned an endorsement from gubernatorial hopeful and state Sen. Minority Leader John McKinney (R-Fairfield) on Monday.

The Hartford Courant first reported McKinney tweeted his endorsement of Greenberg earlier today.

 

Greenberg is campaigning to unseat Rep. Elizabeth Esty who defeated Andrew Roraback in the general election. Greenberg lost to Roraback in the Republican primary. 

"I am proud to endorse Mark, because I know he will fight in Washington for smaller government, less spending and lower taxes -- the same things that I am fighting for in Hartford," Senator McKinney said. "When I make an endorsement of a candidate, it is based the person and I know Mark will fight for policies that will fix our economy, create jobs and reform the tax code to stimulate growth. And I know Mark strongly opposes the one-size fits all approach of Obamacare, which is hurting people inConnecticut and across the country," McKinney said in a statement released by the Greenberg campaign.

McKinney also earned his first endorsement of the season last month from the North Haven Republican Town Committee. 

McKinney is the fourth state senator to endorse Greenberg.

"Senator McKinney is an outstanding leader who has always fought to protect our taxpayers," Greenberg said in a statement. "Senator McKinney continues to lead the fight for fiscal common sense and fiscal responsibility and has been a firewall against the Democrats, repeatedly calling them out for state budgets that are in deficit as soon as the ink on the Governor's signature is dry."

Democrats responded to the announcement Monday with a press release questioning if McKinney endorses all opinions of Greenberg, including those deemed to be in line with the Tea Party. 

 

 

Mark Greenberg Earns 5th District Endorsement from state Sen. John McKinney

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