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Connecticut U.S. Senate candidate John Mertens has received the endorsements of two different non-partisan organizations. The Connecticut Citizens for Ballot Initiative, a non-partisan grass roots organization dedicated to bringing Initiative and Referendum to Connecticut, issued a press release today announcing the endorsement.
Mertens also received an endorsement from Chair and Founder of Free and Equal Christina Tobin, following the Free and Equal U.S. Senate debate at the University of Connecticut last night (Wednesday, October 20). Free and Equal is a non-partisan, non-profit advocacy group dedicated to election reform and improving ballot access laws in the United States, and is conducting inclusive gubernatorial and U.S. Senate debates around the country. Tobin also endorsed Tom Marsh, Independent Party candidate for Governor in Connecticut, and Warren Mosler, Independent Party candidate for Senate. It is the first time Tobin has endorsed candidates in a race.
John Mertens is a Professor of Engineering at Trinity College in Hartford, CT, and also teaches courses on public policy and environmental science. He became the first candidate in the country to earn a 2010 ballot line for U.S. Senate on January 13th. He presents over thirty detailed position statements and solutions to problems on his website www.mertens2010.com. Mertens can also be found on Facebook and Twitter @Mertens4Senate.