After airing a radio commericial urging state Sen. Andrew Roraback, R-Goshen, to vote against repeal of the death penalty, Lisa Wilson-Foley is now criticizing him for taking her advice.

The two Republican candidates for the 5th Congressional District nomination have been scrapping for weeks over Roraback’s historic opposition to capital punishment, which took an unexpected turn with his decision to vote against repeal Wednesday in the Judiciary Committee

Roraback announced recently he wouldn’t vote for repeal again, unless the Democratic majority repealed a 2011 law allowing inmates to earn good-time credits.

“Washington is full of politicians who change their opinions like their socks to please one group or another,” Wilson-Foley said in an emailed statement. “Our future depends upon a Republican Congress that will be called upon to make tough but necessary decisions and we need people who will not flip-flop at the first sign of political trouble.”

Mark is the Capitol Bureau Chief and a co-founder of CT Mirror. He is a frequent contributor to WNPR, a former state politics writer for The Hartford Courant and Journal Inquirer, and contributor for The New York Times.

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