Candidate Petit holds press conference to protest ad

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Dr. Bill Petit, Republican candidate for the General Assembly 22nd district, held a press conference this morning to protest what his campaign has termed a slanderous advertisement against him.

The ad ran within Petit’s voting district, reading, “Stop Donald Trump and Republican William Petit’s attack on women and families. Vote on 11/8.”

After surviving a home invasion that took the lives of his wife and two daughters, Petit has spent the last nine years serving the community through the Petit Family Foundation in their honor. He spoke about the organizations that the foundation represents and what they do help children, women, and families. Petit and House Republican Leader Themis Klarides held the conference to address this campaign issue.

Betty Boukus, his Democratic opponent and incumbent, was present at the conference, and later apologized to him, saying she was horrified by the ad.

Backed by women in the community, candidates for office, friends, and his wife, Christine, Petit rebutted the ad, saying he would not tolerate it.

by JEN CARDINES

The ad that sparked a press conference by Dr. Bill Petit on Wednesday morning.
The ad that sparked a press conference by Dr. Bill Petit on Wednesday morning.