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U.S. Senate candidate John Mertens endorses Tom Marsh for Governor, proposes federal aid to states

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Connecticut U.S. Senate candidate John Mertens has endorsed Independent Party gubernatorial candidate Tom Marsh. “Tom Marsh has been honest about the huge challenges facing Connecticut in regards to the budget shortfall, and the sacrifices that will be necessary,” said Mertens. “His honest assessment demonstrates the need for another round of direct federal aid to states to help reduce the cuts in education and other services that will be necessary. Most of the $800 billion stimulus was poor bang for the buck, but I supported the $144 billion of state and local fiscal relief. Congress should pass another round of state fiscal relief in 2011.”

About John:
John Mertens is a Professor of Engineering at Trinity College in Hartford, CT, and also teaches courses on public policy and environmental science. He is on the third ballot line for U.S. Senate in Connecticut in 2010. He presents over thirty detailed position statements and solutions to problems on his website

, and is committed to a long term plan to rebuild our democracy. Mertens can also be found on Facebook and Twitter @Mertens4Senate.

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