Some Republicans seek chairman’s ouster

Jerry Labriola Jr. (CTNJ file photo)
Jerry Labriola Jr. (CTNJ file photo)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Groups within the state Republican Party are seeking to oust party Chairman Jerry Labriola following an election cycle in which Democrats maintained control of the governors office, all the constitutional offices, and both chambers of the legislature.

Labriola, 56, was first elected to the post in 2011 and was re-elected to another two-year term last June. Although his term extends into next year, some within the party want a mid-term leadership change given the Democratic victories in the 2014 elections.

A spokesman for Labriola declined to comment for this story.

The effort to replace Labriola, first reported by blogger Kevin Rennie on his website Daily Ructions, began with a petition by state central committee members who are seeking to hold a meeting on Dec. 2 to vote on new leadership. The petition would need to be signed by at least 20 members of the state central committee in order to convene the meeting.

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2 responses to “Some Republicans seek chairman’s ouster”

  1. John Hamlin

    Not sure they need a new chairman as much as a new strategy and a new approach. They need to run candidates experienced in CT politics instead of these rich egomaniacs with no experience. And they need to run as socially moderate and fiscally conservative if they want any hope of winning in CT — no more extreme right wing idiocy on guns and social issues. Otherwise just pack it in.

  2. LWitherspoon

    @John Hamlin

    Well said. The extreme right wing idiocy you reference is the reason why I’m an independent.

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