Newsmaking Endorsement: Boucher, O’Dea Get OK from CT Voters for Gun Safety

State Sen. Toni Boucher (R-43)

The following is condensed from a press release that was issued by CT Voters for Gun Safety.

CT Voters for Gun Safety, a statewide Independent Expenditure Only Political Action Committee organized to help elect candidates who support strong Connecticut gun laws, has finalized its endorsements for the Nov. 4 statewide and General Assembly elections.

Local candidates who received the endorsement include State Sen. Toni Boucher (R-26) and State Rep. Tom O’Dea (R-125)

CT Voters for Gun Safety was joined in making the endorsements by a coalition of state groups, including the CT Chapters of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, The Enough Campaign, The Greenwich Council Against Gun Violence, March For Change, Newtown Action Alliance, The Northwest Corner Committee for Gun Violence Prevention, and Women on Watch.

All candidates were evaluated according to criteria that included prior voting record; responses to a questionnaire sent to all candidates; statements made to the press; comments at public hearings; comments and responses to ideas presented at private meetings; and actions and comments in prior and current positions held.

According to CT Voters for Gun Safety chairman Ron Pinciaro, “We are very proud to stand with Governor Dannel Malloy in his reelection campaign. No Governor of any state at any time has shown such courage and leadership in the issue of gun violenceprevention. Period. And we will stand with, and work with, those candidates for the General Assembly who have stood with us, and voted with us, and have shown commitment to keeping our strong gun laws in Connecticut.”