John Mertens gained the ballot line of the Connecticut for Lieberman party in his bid to represent Connecticut in the US Senate. He sent the following press release to firstname.lastname@example.org:
John Mertens became the first candidate in the country to earn a 2010 ballot line for U.S. Senate at the Connecticut for Lieberman Party statewide caucus yesterday evening in Hartford, Connecticut.
Mertens is a West Hartford resident and a Professor of Engineering at Trinity College. He is also seeking the nominations of the Independent Party, The Green Party, and the Libertarian Party.
Mertens earned the U.S. Senate nomination with 52 votes. Peter R. Anderson of Bozrah, Connecticut received 2 votes. Two candidates were nominated to run for state representative: John Kilian for the 20th district (West Hartford) in a 23-0 vote, and Peter Votto for the 90th district (Cheshire) in a 50-0 vote. Full results of the caucus are available on the CFL website: www.CTforLieberman.org
Dr. Mertens was also re-elected as chair of the CFL in a 25-0 vote. He was seen in television commercials throughout Connecticut in December criticizing Joe Lieberman, and has been instrumental in developing the CFL platform: anti-war, anti-corruption, and sustainable fiscal, social and environmental policies.
He presents 30 detailed position statements and solutions to long-term problems on his website: www.Mertens2010.com, where he claims to offer “calm, intelligent, non-partisan problem solving.”