Cafero: The Working Families Party is a “political tool”
Andrew Roraback speaks after winning the Republican nomination for Connecticut's 5th District Congressional race. Wife Kara Dowling-Roraback looks on. (New Haven Register/Peter Casolino)
According to a CT.com report, third-party endorsements can help a candidate win.
There are two minor parties at play in the 5th District — the Independent Party (which has endorsed Andrew Roraback) and the Working Families Party (which is expected to endorse Elizabeth Esty, once Chris Donovan drops off the ballot).
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s senior adviser Roy Occhiogrosso, agreed that the Working Families Party endorsement probably helped his boss win the race for governor, but how those endorsements will help the 5th District candidate is yet to be seen.
Rep. Larry Cafero, from Norwalk, is quoted as saying, ”The WFP tells [candidates], ‘We’ve got this political tool that can help you or hurt you, so you gotta play ball with us.”