Bysiewicz campaign breaks silence, calls primary momentum “incredible”

Is there really a Democratic primary for U.S. Senate in August?

I was beginning to wonder if perhaps ex-Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz had decided after losing ground in the June 6 Quinnipiac University poll to throw in the towel and cede the party’s endorsement to U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy.

Republican nominee Linda McMahon has been working hard trying to make 2012 the year she wins that Senate seat she began pursuing in 2009. She’s got ads on television and fliers in mailboxes.

Murphy, seeing McMahon is, according to Quinnipiac, within three points of tying him the November’s general election, decided it was time to launch one of those jobs tours that candidates of both parties are obsessed with this year.

But Bysiewicz appeared to be taking a late spring break. No press releases. No jobs tours. No more attacks on Murphy’s ties to Wall Street.

And then today her campaign manager, Jonathan Ducote, issued this email to supporters, assuring them not only does she have the momentum, but it’s INCREDIBLE!:


With less than seven weeks to go before the Primary Election, our field operation is in full swing.

All across the state, supporters are doing their part to spread the word about Susan and her vision for Connecticut. Every day, volunteers are hosting meet & greets in their living rooms, making outreach calls to voters and going door-to-door in their neighborhoods.

The momentum is incredible! We’re currently averaging about 1500 calls per hour. But in order to win, we are going to need to make more – many more. And with your help, we can keep growing our call rate. Can you give $10, $15 or $25 to make sure we have the equipment to continue expanding our field operation?

When you chip in, your contribution makes an immediate difference. Take a look at the power of a $10, $15 or $25 contribution in helping to get more volunteers on the phones:

  • additional phone line: $50
  • monthly phone service:$25
  • box of paper: $40
  • ream of paper: $5

Will you make a contribution of $10, $15 or $25 today to make sure our team has the resources to get out Susan’s message?

Thank you for everything you are doing to help elect Susan to the United States Senate. Your support is bringing us a step closer to victory every day.

See you on the campaign trail!

Brian Lockhart