FIC PAC 2014 Endorsements: Second Round

[New names are being added to this list as those endorsements are made. Check back regularly. ~ NS]

[In an Oct. 29th email, FIC Action Committee listed these as our “Hot Picks”: Len Suzio, Art Linares, Michael Molgano, Rob Sampson, Philip Tripp, Dennis Mahoney and Paul Formica. In targeted emails the day before the election, Linares and Formica were upgraded to “hottest of our hot picks.” ~ NS]

Below is Family Institute of Connecticut Action Committee’s second round of endorsements in the 2014 Connecticut elections. We encourage you to disseminate this list as widely as possible. There are thousands of voters wanting to know who the pro-family candidates for our state offices are.

This second list includes seventeen new endorsements. If you do not see your candidate’s name on this list, either your candidate has been determined by FIC PAC to be anti-family or he or she has not yet contacted us to clear up some ambiguities.

More endorsements may be made. If you think your candidate should be endorsed by us, have your candidate email Nicole Stacy at (There is an underscore (” _”) after “nms” that may not be visible on some computer screens.) Please email Nicole if you are available to volunteer for our endorsed candidates.

For now, we ask Connecticut’s pro-family voters to focus their energy on FIC PAC’s endorsed candidates. You will receive another email from us soon: FIC PAC Hot Picks. These are the handful of races where pro-family volunteers can make the most difference in electing a pro-family legislature.


The following is the second round of endorsements made by the FIC Action Committee. More endorsements may be made. Many factors went into our endorsements, including candidate questionnaires, voting record, viability, and leadership on key pro-family issues. IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT WE DISTRIBUTE THIS LIST TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND VOTE ON NOVEMBER 4TH!

Tom Foley (R)

Attorney General
Kie Westby (R)

Secretary of State
Peter Lumaj (R)
State Senate
Sen. Tony Guglielmo (R-35) – Ashford, Chaplin, Coventry, Eastford, Ellington, Hampton, Pomfret, Stafford, Tolland, Union, Vernon, Willington, Woodstock
Sen. Rob Kane (R-32) Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Middlebury, Oxford, Seymour, Southbury, Thomaston, Roxbury, Watertown, Woodbury
Sen. John Kissel (R-7) – East Granby, Enfield, Granby, Somers, Suffield, Windsor, Windsor Locks
Sen. Art Linares (R-33) – Chester, Clinton, Colchester, Deep River, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Lyme, Old Saybrook, Portland, Westbrook
Eva Maldonado (R-27) – Darien, Stamford
Sen. Joe Markley (R-16) – Cheshire, Southington, Waterbury, Wolcott
Sen. Michael McLachlan – (R-24) Bethel, Danbury, New Fairfield, Sherman
Len Suzio (R-13) – Cheshire, Middlefield, Middletown, Meriden
Philip Tripp (R-17) – Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Derby, Hamden, Naugatuck, Woodbridge
Sen. Kevin Witkos (R-8) – Avon, Barkhamsted, Canton, Colebrook, Granby, Hartland, Harwinton, New Hartford, Norfolk, Simsbury, Torrington

State House of Representatives
Rep. Tim Ackert (R-8) – Columbia, Coventry, Vernon
Rep. Al Adinolfi (R-103) – Cheshire, Southington, Wallingford
Ethan Book (R-128) – Bridgeport
Elbert Burr (R-37) – Salem, East Lyme
Rep. Fred Camillo (R-151) – Greenwich
Rep. Vincent Candelora (R-86) – East Haven, North Branford, Wallingford
Rep. Dan Carter (R-2) – Bethel, Danbury, Redding
Matthew Corcoran (R-88) – Hamden
Rep. Anthony D’Amelio (R-71) – Middlebury, Waterbury
Rep. John Frey (R-111) – Ridgefield.
Rep. Mary Fritz (D-90) – Cheshire, Wallingford

Rep. Janice Giegler (R-138) – Danbury, New Fairfield, Ridgefield
Rep. Minnie Gonzalez (D-3) – Hartford
Rob Kwasnicki (R-59, I-59) – Enfield, East Windsor
Rep. David Labriola (R-58) – Naugatuck, Oxford, Southbury

Dennis Mahoney (R-147) – Stamford

Kathleen McCarty (R-38) – Montville, Waterford
James McGovern (R-15) – Bloomfield, Windsor
Rep. Michael Molgano (R-144) – Stamford

Steven Mullins (R-116) – West Haven, New Haven
Rep. Selim Noujaim (R-74) – Waterbury
Rep. Jason Perillo (R-113) – Shelton
Rep. John Piscopo (R-76) – Burlington, Harwinton, Litchfield, Thomaston
Rep. Rosa Rebimbas (R-70) – Naugatuck
Rep. David Rutigliano (R-123) – Trumbull
Rep. Rob Sampson (R-80) – Southington, Wolcott
Rep. Bill Simanski (R-62) – Barkhamsted, Granby, Hartland, New Hartford
Pablo Soto (R-83) ­- Berlin, Meriden
Rep. Lezlye Zupkus (R-89) – Prospect
JP Sredzinski (R-112) – Monroe, Newtown
Robert Willis (R-105) – Beacon Falls, Derby, Seymour

Paid for and approved by FIC Action Committee, Lawrence Taffner, Treasurer

8 Responses to “Pro-Family Endorsements: Second Round”

  1. on 03 Nov 2014 at 3:55 pmSuzanne Donahue

    Wondered what you though of the candidate, Gayle Mulligan?

    Thank you.

  2. on 04 Nov 2014 at 6:55 pmSandy Hook

    You have endorsed James McGovern? He’s also a member of the Sandy Hook Hoax Facebook group, a group that promotes harassing the victims of the Sandy Hook School shooting, declares that the children never existed, discusses digging up children’s graves, passes on personal information of family members so that members can visit them in person, and includes a number of members who have called for violence – one saying “shoot ’em all, let God figure it out.” Sandy Hook residents have contacted the FBI several times about this group, and many locals lock their doors because of surprise visits by group members. McGovern is either mentally ill, or is using very, very poor judgment.

  3. on 06 Nov 2014 at 2:18 pmNicole

    Dear Sandy Hook,

    We appreciate your comment. I would rather refrain from analyzing McGovern’s possible motivation, but our small staff was fully engaged to the last minute; after this information hit the press Monday evening, by the time we became aware of it, the election was over.

    To adapt a phrase from the investing world: past endorsement is not a guarantee of future endorsement. All such decisions are subject to review at the discretion of FIC Action Committee.

  4. on 07 Nov 2014 at 7:11 pmPeter Walsh

    The Progressive Majority is most definitely vulnerable.

    The additional 12 to 15 seats will largely NOT be in play in Nov 2016 (conventional wisdom). But this election shows which seats are competitive and must be defended by the incumbent for 3 more races, until re-districting. (It is worth noting that in some of those 12 races, the DEM was better on pro-family issues and in other races, it was the Republican.)

    Also, many of the new faces in the state House are pro-family, even though they did not seek the FIC endorsement. We’ll be glad to have their votes in committee and on the floor.

    New Senate President Martin Looney is on the public record as opposing Physician Assisted Suicide. Legislators do change their positions, but that bit of information is significant.

  5. on 07 Nov 2014 at 7:21 pmPeter Walsh

    Conservatives in Connecticut are behind the times, due to limited resources. More victories lie in the future here in CT, as we adopt better tactics.

    “Finally, there is just so much more digital data on all of us than there was a decade ago – collected and analyzed in orders of unfathomable magnitude. The RNC had enough data this year to rate each individual registered voter on a scale of 1 to 100 on their likelihood to vote strictly along party lines; to vote for a GOP candidate or a Democratic candidate; to participate in elections; and to cast an early ballot. They also rated each voter’s view on Obamacare.

    Some pundits, including David Brooks of The New York Times, worry that big data is sucking the life out of politics. I don’t see it that way. Actually, micro-targeting could return politics to its roots – to the time before mass media when people joined a party because of a personal connection.”

  6. on 13 Nov 2014 at 4:33 pmPeter Walsh

    29 Freshman House members by my count. 19 GOP 10 DEMS.

    I see ZERO on the NARAL House endorsement list. (That’s right, zero NARAL freshmen.) No GOP endorsements for the first time ever.


  7. on 22 Dec 2014 at 7:35 pmPeter Walsh

    Attention readers:
    The “Endless Campaign” provides endless opportunities.

    The Ayala state Senate seat in Bridgeport will be vacant with a late FEB election held. If the DEMS nominate former Senator Gomes or Ernie Newton, either could be beaten.

    This event “occurred previously”. Lydia Martinez … Edna Garcia are a few names to recall. State Representative Charles Stallworth would be an improvement over others, if he seeks the seat.

    This could be an opportunity, depending on how the script plays out. We should hope that the GOP does not field their own “10% candidate” … and allow local conservatives to get behind ONE choice.

    Inevitably, other vacancies could occur around the state in the coming weeks.

  8. on 14 Jan 2015 at 1:12 amPeter Walsh

    Torres looks like he is doing well in Bridgeport-129

    Richard Dejesus could be the best choice to beat Ed Gomes in 22nd Senate seat

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