The Independent candidate for the Connecticut House of Representatives today explained his reasoning behind his traditional campaign. Mr Bevilacqua thrust himself into the spotlight by acquiring the nearly one hundred signatures of the people needed in order to circumvent the party nominating process. This process, increasingly anti-democratic and opposed to the people, has promoted numerous unqualified and ineffective candidates through the years. Our government, conceived of as a just guarantor of liberty, where the people are in control of their elected representatives, will become a cespool of incompetence if we do not reassert our influence.
"I wouldn't be surprised if my opponents spent thousands of dollars trying to buy your votes, people of Trumbull." declared Bevilacqua "They would be completely unknown if they didn't; they haven't done a damned thing for the people."
"You can take any primate and put him in a suit, it doesn't mean he will do the job you need." added Bevilacqua "This is our government, we own it!"
Mr Bevilacqua, an experienced public administrator by profession has always taken his commitment to our democratic ideals seriously. In this age where local control and decision making is being usurped by factionalism and consolidation, he prides himself in his old fashioned virtues.
"I believe that the quaint republic which we once had will be something all of us longs for in the future." "The simplicity and effectiveness of empowering the citizens is not something we can replace." added Bevilacqua "Our voice is presently unheard in Hartford, I'm confident we can change that."
"But all that these high cost campaigns are doing is perverting our mission and confusing the people as to whom they should elect." "Anything looks better with a little glossy sheen to it. Even a corpse looks better with a little make-up."
Trumbull voters, who pride themselves in their independence will have a real choice this fall. Independents outnumber democrats and republicans combined, in the historic town named after a friend of George Washington who also was former Governor of Connecticut during the revolutionary war, Jonathan Trumbull.