Independent candidate for the State Legislature, Louis A Bevilacqua, of the 123rd district, today announced his backing of Christopher Murphy for Senator from Connecticut. Bevilacqua, an influential public official and registered Republican decided to throw his lot in with rising star Murphy on principle. He cited his long term friendship with the Democrat from Cheshire and borrowed a page from Joe Lieberman, a democrat who endorsed Republican John McCain in 2008.
"I've known Chris Murphy since we were wide-eyed Legislative aides at the State Capitol." commented Bevilacqua "Christopher Murphy proves that America is still the incubator of talent. Here, anything is possible."
Mr Bevilacqua, an Independent Republican recognizes that we must think outside the box in these challenging times that lie ahead. He believes strongly in finding common purpose when it comes to partisan politics, because only solutions that take into consideration our different political ideologies will work in governing, where consensus building is the hallmark of american democracy. It is a longstanding tradition for Old Republicans of throwing their lots in with one candidate of the other party, whom they might work with in principle. He explains the strange logic with a second McMahon candidacy, and says her nomination represents what is wrong with the growing, soul-less influence of money, and personal wealth in modern politics. Such a political novice would have never received any consideration in the past he said, in these contexts.
"I am surprised that some of my Republicans have jumped on her band-wagon, as the party must be about principle, not who can throw the most of her money at the race." said Bevilacqua. "Credibility is not something that one can transfer. I think of all those aristocratic Republicans of the past excluded from office because their lack of experience was a barrier to political involvement." "Linda's faction has turned being mediocre into an advantage while corrupting the masses; that requires a special aptitude," concluded Bevilacqua.
Mr Bevilacqua's paternal family have been active in Republican politics for the past 50 years. A self identified financial conservative, and cultural conservative, he is at odds with Murphy's pro abortion stance, but compliments the Senate candidate on his other areas of faith, adding that the abortion issue is more a rally point for fundraisers, as on the federal level it has been settled law since 1973.