By Laura Jensen (Contact)
To be delivered to: Elizabeth Esty
EMILY's List just announced that they're going to attack Chris Donovan on behalf of Elizabeth Esty, and according to their own press release, they're relying on some of the worst right-wing framing to do it.
When Donovan and Esty both served in Hartford, Donovan led Democrats in passing a budget that raised taxes on millionaires in order to protect education and health care funding. Esty led a renegade group that wrote a more conservative budget that made deep cuts in the programs progressives care about.
Donovan has fought for fair wages, access to healthcare, funding for education, voting rights, and fair taxes. These are the very issues conscientious citizens see as priorities to building a fair and equitable society.
But EMILY's List is attacking Donovan for his "record on taxes" and praising Esty for "returning taxpayer money." They call right-wing budget cuts "responsible budgeting." These attacks are based on code words that right-wingers use, and they don't belong in a Democratic primary.
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