Suddenly Senator Susan? Bysiewicz Is "On the List"
Might Connecticut be ready to elect its first woman senator? With former Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz in the race, signs point to yes! The daughter of UConn law school’s first tenured female professor, Susan is ready to smash her own glass ceiling in the race to succeed Sen. Joe Lieberman (I).
In nearly 20 years of public service, Susan has built a reputation as a progressive reformer who keeps her promises. As a state representative, she passed legislation making Connecticut’s lobbying and campaign finance laws among the country’s strictest. As secretary of state, she cracked down on companies illegally doing business in Connecticut and kicked crooked officials off the pension rolls -- while building a solid legacy of voter empowerment and government transparency. And never forgetting her feminist roots, Susan backed equal pay legislation and instituted a program to protect domestic violence survivors.
Of course, this Senate race will be no cakewalk -- the primary field already includes well-funded Cong. Chris Murphy and state Rep. William Tong, a Lieberman protégé. But we can’t afford to let this historic opportunity pass us by -- that’s why we’re putting Susan Bysiewicz “On the List” for your strong and early support.
Susan cites Ella Grasso, Connecticut’s first woman governor—and a colleague of Susan’s mother, Shirley -- as a major inspiration. Well, with her inspiration and our perspiration, we can make history again by sending Susan Bysiewicz to the United States Senate!