The Simmons for U.S. Senate campaign just announced the endorsement of twenty State Central Committee Members in an e-mail to supporters:
“Rob Simmons has represented the Republican Party with honor every time he has been called upon, winning 8 of his last 9 campaigns,” said Richard Twilley of Hartford. “His experience is unparalleled, his integrity beyond reproach, and his commitment to public service unmatched. Rob Simmons is the strongest candidate we can nominate to lead us to victory in 2010.”
The announcement is significant because every State Central Committee Member is an automatic delegate to the 2010 State Convention in Hartford. The State Central Committee’s 72 members and nine officers are assured to participate in the May 21 event. This bloc of delegates will have a vote weight of 6.3%, making it far more valuable than any other single bloc of convention delegates.
Adding the State Central Committee endorsements to the Cafero endorsement from last week, the Simmons delegate count now stands at 21.