Union president: A third-party candidate is “not viable”
Waiting for Connecticut state House Speaker Chris Donovan, the Democratic 5th District congressional candidate, on primary night at the Curtis Cultural Center in Meriden August 14, 2012. Photo by Peter Hvizdak / New Haven Register
As the Connecticut Mirror reports, John Olsen, president of Connecticut’s AFL-CIO, said, ”There is no path toward a Working Families victory with a third-party candidate. I just don’t see that. That’s something that is not viable.”
But, as MyLeftNutmeg.com’s Al Robinson pointed out, Olsen sang a different tune in 2006, when he worked to get Joe Lieberman elected despite losing the Democratic vote.