CT-Sen Another one in the ring

And the field just gets more crowded. This morning, Dr. John Mertens, Chairman of the Connecticut for Lieberman Party, announced that he, too, is going to be running for Senate in 2010.

West Hartford Resident John Mertens will publicly announce his candidacy for the 2010 U.S. Senate Race during a campaign kick-off event & press conference scheduled for September 9, 2009, 6:30 PM, at 271 Park Road, Hartford (the outdoor stage at Lena’s Pizzeria). The event will be followed by music and food.

Dr. Mertens is seeking the nominations of four political parties: the Independent Party, the Green Party, the Libertarian Party, and the Connecticut for Lieberman Party. Dr. Mertens was the Independent Party candidate for U.S. Senate in 2006. Dr. Mertens has been the chair of the Connecticut for Lieberman Party since March, 2008. (http://www.ctforlieberman.org/)

Accompanying Dr. Mertens at the event will be Mike Telesca, State Agent of the Independent Party, Stephen Fournier, State Co-Chair of the Green Party, and Richard Lion, State Chair of the Libertarian Party.

Hmmm. Wonder if he’ll get the endorsement of his party’s namesake? Oh wait, Joe’s already endorsed Chris Dodd.

The CT Sen 2010 race is where the action is at, apparently. It’s turning into a real free for all.


2 responses to “CT-Sen Another one in the ring

  1. AndersonScooper

    As a founding member of CFL, I’ve got to ask what John Mertens is up to, beyond indulging his ego.

    One of the first principles of the reformed CT for Lieberman party was that unlike Joe, we would never work to defeat the Dem nominee.

    I hope Professor Mertens has some underlying purpose to this announcement. Of course John Orman is no longer with us, but I know he wouldn’t be happy with an action that could end up costing Democrats a U.S. Semate seat.

  2. CFL has a ballot line for this election, don’t they? Or is that 2012?

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