Shortly after the announcement was made that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney chose Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate in the November election, Fifth District Congressional Candidate Chris Donovan released a statement to the media about the decision:
Paul Ryan authored the extreme Republican plan to turn Medicare over to the health insurance companies and Social Security over to Wall Street, while giving more tax giveaways to millionaires and big oil. Democrats can win this year only if we highlight this contrast for voters and promise not to cut programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.
I'm the only candidate that can make that case and win in November because I am the only candidate in this race with a record of fighting for and protecting programs for seniors and children in the state House. My opponent, former Representative Elizabeth Esty, proposed a plan to cut these programs instead of asking millionaires to pay a bit more in taxes. Connecticut families deserve someone in Congress who will fight for them, not for millionaires and corporate interests.