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Norm Needleman

Representing Chester, Clinton, Colchester, Deep River, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Lyme, Old Saybrook, Portland and Westbrook

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Senator Needleman Releases Statement in Response to Violent Social Media Comments Aimed at Senator Cathy Osten

State Senator Norm Needleman (D-Essex) on Wednesday released the following statement in response to recent offensive Facebook comments targeting State Senator Cathy Osten (D-Sprague). A recent Facebook post by the Connecticut GOP alleging Sen. Osten drove over a lawn while campaigning for re-election of her hometown of Sprague led to threats of violence against her, including comments from individuals wanting to shoot her and knock her out.

“We can all disagree, but threatening to kill or hurt someone is another story entirely,” said Sen. Needleman. “These comments go far beyond the pale of what any decent person would find acceptable. I stand with my colleagues in support of Sen. Osten and against those wishing her harm. There’s no place for that kind of language in politics.”

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