In a scathing rebuke to Dan Malloy's ceaseless dirty campaigning, Lamont campaign manager Joe Abbey struck back hard.
Chris Keating reports in the Hartford Courant:
The campaign manager for gubernatorial hopeful Ned Lamont says that former Stamford Mayor Dannel Malloy cannot claim to be the "clean elections'' candidate because he accepted contributions from city contractors in his run for governor.While there's technically nothing illegal about this, it certainly smells of backroom deals and quid pro quo, especially considering many of those companies received thousands upon thousands of dollars for their services to the city Dan Malloy ran for many years.
The contributions were made by employees of companies that received contracts while Malloy was mayor. The contracts were for a variety of services, from legal counsel to brush hauling.
The Lamont campaign manager, Joe Abbey, did not charge that the contributions were illegal, but he said that they undercut Malloy's assertion that he is the "clean elections'' candidate.Read the entire article via the link above.
"You can't claim that mantle if this is what you're doing,'' Abbey said. "For him to claim that mantle is just false. It's another example of Dan playing extremely fast and loose with the facts.''
By the way, if you click on the link for the old "DeStefano in a Dress" commercial that Malloy released in 2006, be sure to listen to the very last bit of audio:
"I'm Dan Malloy, and I approved this message!"
There's absolutely nothing "clean" about that kind of campaign.