by Jennifer Swift
Jan 30, 2014
04:17 PMConnecticut Politics
Democrats, Mark Boughton Camp Duke it out on Twitter Over Tax Rebate
If today’s exchange is any indication, some battles of the 2014 gubernatorial campaign will be fought with hashtags.
Republican Danbury Mark Boughton, who is running for governor, had a campaign ad out on social media Thursday afternoon, calling on residents to donate $55—the amount of a tax rebate Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced today he would be doling out to residents.
“Nice try, but $55 bucks won't make us forget about the last 4 years,” the ad says. Republicans are regarding the tax rebate as a campaign gimmick.
This reporter tweeted out a photo of the ad seen on Facebook, also posted to Twitter which began a Twitter war between Boughton’s campaign Twitter and the state Democratpic Party Twitter account, who said a donation isn't enough to make Danbury residents forget eight years of tax increases.
The Danbury mayor is accustomed to having some arguments on Twitter, though it was unclear if he was tweeting from his campaign account or if it was from staff.
For the play-by-play, see the Storify below.