Lori J. Pelletier, President of the Connecticut AFL-CIO, made the following statement in response to ads targeting state representative candidate Dr. William Petit:
“The ads by the political action group ‘Labor United for Connecticut’ targeting Dr. William Petit are stunning and extremely distasteful.
“The Connecticut AFL-CIO has not contributed any money to the PAC that put together these terrible ads and we have not coordinated with them in any way.
“In this race, considering what Dr. Petit has gone through, I do not think this was an appropriate avenue to go down. This attack is insensitive and should be pulled immediately.
“While we have not endorsed any candidates in this particular state house race, we felt so strongly that the ad was repugnant that it required a response.”
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