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Srinivasan Touts Hometown Endorsement. Wins it 16-4.

It took calls to some reluctant local Republican town committee members, but gubernatorial hopeful Prasad Srinivasan won the endorsement of the Glastonbury town committee this week. The vote, which was not mentioned in the candidate’s press release, was 16 in favor of the endorsement, 4 opposed. Srinivasan, as others have noted, struggles with the credible details on the state’s economy that people expect a candidate to be nimble in explaining, even extolling. Like rival Steve Obsitnik has started to do.

Even locals have been stumped on what accomplishments in the four terms in the legislature the Glastonbury allergist will be able to highlight to distinguish himself in a crowded field.

Srinivasan, who claims to be a fiscal conservative, is the first candidate to have raised the $250,000 in small contributions necessary to qualify for public financing of his campaign. Promising doctors you will raise Medicaid reimbursement rates and limit the consequences of medical negligence will send a lot of contributions over the transom from people with MD at the end of their name.

Here’s Srinivasan’s endorsement announcement:

Glastonbury, CT (October 5, 2017) — Dr. Prasad Srinivasan, candidate for Governor, announced that his campaign has been endorsed by the Glastonbury Republican Town Committee.
“I am excited by the tremendous show of support from the Glastonbury RTC, endorsing my candidacy for Governor. I am especially honored and humbled that my first RTC endorsement came from my home town of Glastonbury. Connecticut needs to be revived and made prosperous. Together, we can.”
Dr. Srinivasan is a four-time State Representative from Glastonbury. A practicing physician in Greater Hartford, Dr. Srinivasan has been elected to office by overwhelming margins ranging from twelve to thirty-five points. Dr. Srinivasan is an Assistant Republican Leader in the State House of Representatives who currently serves as the Ranking Member of the legislature’s Public Health Committee, and also serves on the Judiciary and Environmental Committees.