Lembo: FIC endorsement is the ‘kiss of death’


State Comptroller Kevin Lembo (Christine Stuart photo)
State Comptroller Kevin Lembo (Christine Stuart photo)

The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.HARTFORD, Conn. – Sen. Beth Bye and state Comptroller Kevin Lembo, who are both openly gay elected officials, stood outside the state Capitol on Thursday to call upon Republican Tom Foley to reject the endorsement of a “pro-family” group they described as an “anti-gay” organization.

“The endorsement of the Family Institute is, or should be, the kiss of political death in this state,” Lembo said. “It’s outside of who we are as a people and the values of this community.”

The Family Institute of Connecticut Action Committee announced its endorsement of Foley on Wednesday in an email to its members.

In that email, the Family Institute reminded its members why it’s supporting Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s opponent, who is also pro-choice, the opposite of the group’s anti-abortion position.

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3 responses to “Lembo: FIC endorsement is the ‘kiss of death’”

  1. John Hamlin

    As long as Republicans embrace fringe positions on important social issues, they will be a minority party.

  2. One and Done

    Good thing Foley isn’t depending on fringe voters like JH here and is building on his 8% lead in the polls already.

  3. Bill

    I couldn’t care less what some anti-gay group thinks, malloy has messed up our state finances and economy, he has to go.

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