We are facing huge long-term problems: a real unemployment rate of 18%, dysfunctional banks that are "too big to fail", a regressive tax structure that's stifling economic growth, prisons that are bursting at the seams, urban schools that are struggling, a health care system that still needs major reform, the lack of a coherent national energy policy that will protect our economy and the environment, and a government that has been encroaching on our civil liberties. For decades we have lived with irresponsible public policies from career politicians in Congress who care more about increasing their party’s power and getting re-elected than they care about solving long-term problems. They haven’t been honest with us, and they have been lousy public servants.

I’m different. I do not want to be a career politician. I am not a Democrat or a Republican. I’m a Problem Solver. I want to force members of Congress to be responsible, and implement sustainable solutions to real problems. Please read the positions I present on this website, and spread the word to friends and family.

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Dr. John Mertens Leads in U.S. Senate Internet Poll

Dr. John Mertens has received the most votes in an online poll conducted by GroundUp CT, a blog described as “A place to talk about the issues that are important to us.” Ground Up CT is also connected to Organizing for Connecticut (OFC), “a statewide, non-partisan, grassroots organization that is 100% volunteer.” GroundUp CT and OFC have no involvement with the Mertens campaign.

The poll has been ongoing since Nov. 6, and can be viewed at http://groundupct.wordpress.com/polls/

The poll asks:
2010 US Senate Race. Which one will you vote for?
Christopher Dodd (D) US Senator
Merrick Alpert (D) Software Executve, Ex-Aide to Vice President Gore, Attorney & USAF Veteran
Harold Burbank (G) Attorney, Peace Activist & '08 Congressional Nominee
Sam Caligiuri (R) State Sen., Ex-Waterbury Board President & Attorney
Roger Pearson (D) Ex-Greenwich First Selectman, Attorney & Sports Agent
Tom Foley (R) Ex-US Ambassador to Ireland & Businessman
Vincent Forras (I) Businessman & Volunteer Firefighter
Linda McMahon (R) World Wrestling Entertainment Ex-CEO, State Board of Education Member & Sacred Heart University Trustee
John Mertens (CFL) College Professor, Mechanical Engineer & Progressive Activist
Jack Orchulli (R) Ex-Fashion Clothing Company CEO & '04 Nominee
Peter Schiff (R) Stockbroker & Anti-Tax Activist
Rob Simmons (R) State Business Advocate, Ex-Congressman, Ex-Congressional Aide & Ex-CIA Agent

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John Mertens for U.S. Senate
P.O. Box 330452
West Hartford, CT 06133-0452