|The CTGOP would be fortunate|
to have a leader like Labriola, Jr.
After weeks of being inundated with emails, phone calls, and personal pleas from friends, Jerry Labriola, Jr. has agreed to consider leaping into the race for Connecticut State Republican Chair! A source close to Labriola reported that "the ground-swell of support from supporters has been overwhelming". It got to the point where Jerry spoke to his brother David, and his wife Barbara about the idea of running. After looking at the state of things within the CTGOP, they came to conclusion that he may be one of the only people capable of not only turning the Party around but taking it to the next level."
A brief bio about Jerry Labriola, Jr. can be found here.
The King's view is that Labriola would be a solid choice because right off the bat he would be a unifying force which would quell the infighting which as reached a fervor pitch. The various factions would stand down from their hostilities because they already know that Labriola is an ethical, selfless leader who people can trust.
Here are a few positives about Jerry Labriola, Jr.:
- Labriola is a leader; energetic and positive
- Labriola has track record of personal success in the private sector as an Attorney
- Labriola has organized and delivered election results, and has served his Party faithfully
- Labriola has faithfully carried out his duties as State Treasurer with perfection
- Labriola isn't corrupt and brings personal ethics to the table
- Labriola is conservative and would not be afraid to challenge the Democrats' liberal agenda
- Labriola isn't hated by half the population and the media; in fact - he's appreciated and liked by all - including our opposition
- Labriola has been a Candidate for Congress and understands the inner workings of large scale Campaign Management
Dear State Central Committee Members:
The last 48 hours have been an extraordinary time in our Party. As the dust is settling, we can all agree that it is time to move our Party forward, without bitter rancor, and with a healthy amount of respect for each other. We must be mindful that the state is watching us closely, and it is incumbent upon us to enter this new chapter with our dignity intact.
For the last several days many of you, and other members of the Republican Party have approached me regarding the position of Chairman. I am honored and humbled by these overtures of support. A united Republican Party should be a force to be reckoned with in this state. We can and must bring together all sides. We will have a tremendous amount of party rebuilding and fundraising to do over the course of the next two years. While I am confident in my ability to lead this Party, I am mindful of my commitment as Treasurer to maintain fiscal responsibility and discipline for our organization.
I believe this Party, and this State Central body, is capable of gaining more seats in the General Assembly and statewide office, and on the federal level, if we put our heads down and approach the hard work that needs to be done together. It is because of my great faith in our Party that I am so honored by those who would see me as its leader. The opportunity to help my Party in such a role is not one that I take lightly. Therefore, over the next 72 hours I will be speaking with my family and friends to ensure this is right for all concerned.
While The King doesn't formally endorse candidates, I have to say that this guy would be a stellar pick.
This original blog post can be found at: http://www.thekingsview.blogspot.com