Delegates back Rosa DeLauro’s bid for re-election
New Haven Register
WEST HAVEN — Delegates endorsed U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro for the third Congressional district post at a Democratic Nominating Convention Monday night, with speakers calling her “an advocate” and a “hero.”
Another called her a “rock star,” and her entrance was certainly fit for one. She strutted through West Haven High School’s auditorium aisle with music blasting and the more than 200 people in attendance giving her a standing ovation.
Since no other Democratic candidate came forward, DeLauro secured the unanimous support of delegates at the convention at the high school and is not slated to engage in a primary.
DeLauro thanked the crowd after delegates gave nomination speeches and multiple student groups performed musical selections.
“I am humbled and inspired in your confidence in me, and I promise you that I will not let you down,” she told the crowd.
DeLauro also detailed her work toward job creation, small business support and improved health care services, adding that she stands up for the middle class and families.
Those making nomination speeches shared stories of their personal experiences with DeLauro. Andy and Page Weinstein recalled finding their home destroyed by Tropical Storm Irene last August and subsequently receiving assistance from DeLauro and her staff.
“She quickly learned who we were and what we needed. She constantly had ideas on how she could help us and gave directives to her staff to make things happen, and they did,” Page Weinstein said.
Milford Mayor Ben Blake, who gave opening remarks, said DeLauro wins each election by “huge margins,” showing that residents of all parties support her.
DeLauro also serves as co-chairwoman of the Steering and Policy Committee, as a ranking member of the Labor, Health, Human Services and Education Appropriations Subcommittee, and as a member of a subcommittee overseeing the Federal Drug Administration and agriculture.