Connecticut Sen. Paul Doyle tells the Hartford Courant, “I was born a Democrat, I will die a Democrat.” Doyle was part of a Sunday feature in the paper about fiscally conservative Democrats who might side with Republicans on certain issues in this year’s General Assembly session. For the first time in more than century the senate is evenly divided.
Being a Democrat “…doesn’t mean I have to vote every vote with my party. I’m elected by the people and use my own judgement to do what I think is right,” Doyle told the paper.
With Connecticut facing a $3 billion deficit over the next two years, budget issues will be front and center in this legislative session.