A longtime state lawmaker has apologized to his November opponent for what he called a distraction and flippant social media post. Newtown Representative Mitch Bolinsky's Facebook page featured a post over the weekend that said seniors didn’t need a “pretty face and promises” but “a man of action” to represent them in Hartford.
The 4-term Republican is being challenged by Democrat Rebekah Harriman-Stites, who narrowly lost the 2018 match up.
Bolinsky blamed the message on an agency piece making an old-fashioned John Wayne reference and told The Newstimes it the wrong thing to say. He also pulled a similarly worded campaign flyer and said from now on he would approve everything done by the campaign agency, which he did not name.
Harriman-Stites is a Board of Education member and is a small business owner.