After an email exchange earlier today, Neil Vigdor, a leading reporter for the Hearst Media Group, put up a blog post entitled, “Malloy gets “Pelto-ed” from the left?”
As the saying goes, take the story with a grain of salt. Like much of what we read on the Internet, aspects of the story are true while other elements aren’t quite so accurate.
What the story does represent is the growing concern that many of us have about Governor Malloy’s record over the past four years and his extraordinary failure on a number of fronts.
A direct challenge, either as a Democrat or as a third-party, independent Democratic is just one of many options for those of us who truly believe that another four years of a Malloy administration would be disastrous for a variety of reasons – one of those reasons being our on-going effort to push back the corporate education reform industry and the pressing need to retake control of our public schools.
So….let me be perfectly clear, I am not a candidate for governor (at this time).
The Hearst Media Group blog post begins with the following;
Just when the denizens of Connecticut thought the debate over Common Core was caustic.
Now there’s this.
Jonathan Pelto, a relentless opponent of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s education agenda and former state representative, is entertaining a run for the state’s highest office, Hearst Connecticut Newspapers has learned.
The 53-year-old from Storrs, who has expended significant bandwith on his “progressive” blog and on Facebook railing against Malloy, could run either as a Democrat or a third party candidate, a person familiar with Pelto’s thinking told the newspaper.
“We are looking at a variety of options,” Pelto told Hearst by email Friday afternoon.
A campaign spokesman for Malloy, who is considered by political pundits to be vulnerable in the midterm elections this November, declined to comment on the prospect of a Pelto candidacy.
On his blog, “Wait What?” Pelto penned an April 13 entry titled “the growing list of reasons to vote against Dannel “Dan” Malloy’s re-election.”
“Malloy’s “education reform” legislation has earned him the title of the most anti-teacher, anti-public education, pro-charter school Democratic governor in the nation.”
For those who enjoy the nuances associated with politics, you can read the Hearst Media Group blog post at: http://blog.ctnews.com/politics/2014/04/18/malloy-gets-pelto-ed-from-the-left/